In an interview segment conducted with Chris Connelly at ESPN, actress Gina Carano, who plays Galactic Civil War veteran Cara Dune in the upcoming Disney+ live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, talks about making the transition from successful MMA fighter to Hollywood star. It will be interesting to see how much of Carano’s real-world fighting style/abilities are showcased by her on-screen character.
When Gina Carano left the world of MMA after her last Strikeforce fight in 2009, she hoped to put some of the skills she’d spent a decade honing to new use as an actress. Now, ten years later, she’s playing a key role in the first-ever live-action Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian” — coming to the new streaming service Disney+ on Tuesday, November 12. If you remember Boba Fett from the Star Wars movies, you know what a Mandalorian is. And if you remember Gina Carano’s MMA career, you know what she did to make mixed martial arts a place where women could thrive.