More than two years after Disney gave her the ax, Gina Carno is thanking those who've continued to support her… while still throwing some love toward her "The Mandalorian" character.
The former MMA fighter recently shared fan art of her Cara Dune character on Instagram.
"Thank you all for the support you've shown me not only over the past few days but over the past few years and some of you even longer from my early MMA days," she wrote. "You'll never know how much that support matters and makes a difference."
She added, "It was an honor to play Cara Dune, she will always have a special place in my heart."
Gina ended her post with Cara's signature quote, "Until our paths cross."
The actress has had a troubled relationship with Disney, as she was fired by the Mouse House in February 2021 after posting an Instagram photo that compared being a conservative Republican to being Jewish in Nazi Germany during WWII. The message said that "Jews here beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…" It went on to claim "the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews."
Gina has never wavered from her conservative political views. In fact, she told Meghan McCain last year that she has no regrets about getting "canceled."
Late last month, a "The Mandalorian" producer largely implied that Gina would not be returning to her role on the Disney+ show.
"Cara was a big part and continues as a character to be part of the world," executive producer Rick Famuyiwa told Deadline. "At the same time, what has been at the heart of the show are the two characters Din Djarin and Grogu."
He added, "It's a big galaxy, and we have many characters in it — many characters are fighting for their screen time. We'll just have to see as the season unfolds what the adventures are, but it's a great character, someone who was vital to Din Djarin's beginnings."
Following the new Instagram post, Gina's most vocal supporters applauded her.
"Thank you @ginajcarano for always standing up for what you believe in. You will always be my Cara Dune," one fan said. Others argued the show wasn't the same without Gina. "They wanted a strong female, they didn't realize true strong females can't be controlled," another added.
Another plainly stated, "I will always hate Disney for this."