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Lucy Lawless Says 'Mandalorian' Fan Campaign Hurt Her Chances of Replacing Gina Carano

Lucy Lawless Says 'Mandalorian' Fan Campaign Hurt Her Chances of Replacing Gina Carano

Lucy Lawless is getting candid.

Back in February 2021, Gina Carano was fired from her role as Cara Dune on Star Wars: The Mandalorian over her controversial social media posts.

After Gina‘s exit was announced, fans quickly took to social media to suggest that Lucy take over the part.

In a new interview, the Xena: Warrior Princess actress shared her thoughts on the fan campaign

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Lucy revealed that she was actually up for a different part in a Star Wars adjacent role at the time when fans started to campaign for her to take over the role.

“Well to be honest with you, I was already in discussions about something on — it wasn’t The Mandalorian — something Star Wars-affiliated,’” she said.

She continued, “[The fan campaign] might have hurt me in some way, because then [Lucasfilm] couldn’t hire me because it would seem to be pandering to… I’m just guessing here, I don’t know anything, but in some ways, it can be unhelpful, because if they pander to this fan group, then how are you going to pander to every other fan group, do you know what I mean?”

Lucy felt that her name “became political” because of the reason Gina was let go from the series.

“But that’s the way the world is and they meant it out of love, and I thank the fans for their fealty to me,” the actress said. “I haven’t thought about that since, so it hasn’t given me any pain, but that was my thought at the time, like, ooh, this makes me look like a political appointment, and not an actress.”

Ultimately, the team behind the Mandalorian announced that the character won’t be played by a different actress but will instead by phased out of the series.

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