Gina Carano, is a former MMA fighter turned actress and with a role in Star Wars upcoming series The Mandalorian, it looks like she is about to hit the big time.

So who is Gina Carano?

One of Hollywoods upcoming actresses, Gina Carano had previously carved herself out a career in MMA. She even earned the title ‘Face of Women’s MMA’ in 2008. Put it this way, she was a BIG deal, competing in Strikeforce, EliteXC and mentoring fighters. She went on to join the reboot of American Gladiators where she performed as Crush.

After starring in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire and performing her own stunts, Carano went on to star in Fast and Furious 6 and Deadpool. She can soon be seen playing the lead role in the film Daughter of the Wolf. (Alongside none other than Richard Dreyfuss!) In Daughter of the Wolf, Carano plays a mother tracking down the people who kidnapped her son. She also happens to be a military veteran. The action thriller looks set to make use of her past experiences in both fighting and acting.

Gina Carano

You have to stay super positive, and your work ethic has to be high. Everybody kind of feeds off that, so I think, you know, first and foremost, you wanna make sure everybody feels like they’re a family unit, and we’re gonna get to the end of this film, through all the ice and all the snow and all the blood and all the accidents and all the things that happen.

Gina Carano in conversation with ETonline.

Cara Dune; Rebel Shock Trooper

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Later on this year, Gina Carano will debut her new character, Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. At this moment in time all we know about Cara Dune is that she was once a Rebel Shock Trooper. Going from her past work however I think we can expect her to fully embrace this exciting role. Despite much about the series for Disney + being under wraps, Carano spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her experiences working with Jon Favreau.

He looked at me before my big scene, one of my biggest introductory scenes in Mandalorian, and he was like, ‘We’re gonna change your trajectory right now,'” she recalled. “I think he’s a very honest man, and he’s seen the struggle, and he’s seen what happens to careers and he’s like, ‘We’re gonna change your path right now’… He’s like, ‘From here on out, you’re gonna choose jobs that are complementing [you]. And you’re gonna choose jobs that challenge you. And you’re gonna believe in yourself. From this scene forward.”

Gina Carano in conversation with ETonline.

It looks like the pep talk worked as Gina says that she went on to “crush the scene;”

And it was like, a scene when I first read the script I was like, ‘Oh gosh, this is more than I’ve ever been given — how am I going to do this?’ And then, with him, I really trained for it, and I really was present… He believed in me and it helped me believe in myself.I couldn’t thank him enough, because I feel like my whole life since I shot that has been a different world.”

Gina Carano in conversation with ETonline.

Bringing some ‘Positive Energy’ to the Story.

The Mandalorian panel at Star Wars Celebration 2019. Courtesy of

Appearing at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year meant Gina Carano got to experience Star Wars fans first hand. She seemed to love every minute of it.

Literally, as soon as we walked out on stage, it was a rush of, like, this positive energy, which I was not expecting. And I feel like, you know, Twitter is one of the worst places to go, but I refuse to let people chase me away. And I refuse to be one of those negative voices… because a lot of us have been reserved and now we’re like, no, come on, like, we’re human beings, you know? We’re just trying to do the best we can! So that was just positive energy, I love it.”

Gina Carano in conversation with ETonline.

I don’t know about you, but I cant wait to see more of Gina Carano’s character Cara Dune in The Mandalorian this November.

Source: ETonline.