Does Gina Carano hate her stunt double?

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Does Gina Carano hate her stunt double?

I like Gina she is tough, but fighting and stunts are two different worlds. When was the last time a cage fighter was on fire jumping out a window and getting hit by a car? it just doesn't happen. The skill set is very different.
Anyway read the article from cheatsheet.com and then we will talk more.

"Gina Carano Reveals Why She Hates Her ‘Mandalorian’ Stuntwoman

Gina Carano plays a mysterious character on Disney+’s Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Even at an early preview of the series, Disney did not show any scenes involving Carano’s character, Cara Dune. She only appeared in that one brief shot during the trailer. 

Gina Carano in The Mandalorian
Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian | Melinda Sue Gordon/Lucasfilm Ltd.

Carano was part of a panel to discuss The Mandalorian though. Although she could not reveal any details about Cara Dune, Carano gave some insight into what it’s like playing her and working on a Star Wars series for Disney’s streaming service. The Mandalorian premiers Tuesday, November 12 when Disney+ launches.

Gina Carano is very possessive of her ‘Mandalorian’ character

Gina Carano wanted to be the only one to play Cara Dune. Even when there were stunts to perform, she didn’t want any stunt doubles putting on her costume. And why should she? Gina Carano is a former MMA fighter who’s done plenty of action movies. She doesn’t need anyone else’s help.

Gina Carano - The Mandalorian press conference
Gina Carano at The Mandalorian press conference | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

“I did not want it to be anybody else in this Cara Dune costume,” Carano said. “Oh, is she running? Okay, I’ll run. That’s fine, no, we don’t need her [the stunt double]. I really hated anybody that was in this costume. I didn’t want to share at all.”

Pedro Pascal disagreed with his ‘Mandalorian’ costar

Pedro Pascal plays The Mandalorian himself. In every image released from the show, he is covered head to toe in armor. Pascal was happy to let the stunt doubles take over.

“Stunt doubles are essential to every large production just so you know,” Pascal said. “Even for the strongest people or agile ones, nothing can get done without the incredible stunt work.”

Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian on Disney+
Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian on Disney+ | Lucasfilm

Gina Carano may be a superstar in the MMA or action world, but Pascal thinks everyone behind the scenes on The Mandalorian is a star.

“You have no idea the amount of star power from every department that goes into making something like this, from the person that is working on the shine of my shoulder to the person building the ship that we’re shooting on or the whole set. I’ve seen some pretty big sh*t and I haven’t seen anything like this. Yeah, there’s stunts, thank God. 

Gina Carano describes one ‘Mandalorian’ stunt

Star Wars is full of creatures and ships so Gina Carano could describe one without giving anything away. 

“Actually, my first day on set I was on a bird,” Carano said. “So I was up on this big thing and I was just like, ‘Okay, this is it. This is my life now.’”

The ‘Mandalorian’ costumes made Gina Carano feel she was in ‘Star Wars’

Gina Carano may have been possessive of her Cara Dune costume, but it was looking around and seeing all her costars dressed up as Star Wars characters that transported her into the galaxy far, far away.

“It really honestly was one of my favorite unforgettable moments being on set, seeing the other cast members whether it be behind a helmet or a creature,” Carano said.

Gina Carano and Jon Favreau
Gina Carano and Jon Favreau | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Cara Dune even impressed the people who created her, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.

“Jon and Dave came [to set],” Carano said. “They made such a big deal out of ‘Oh my gosh, look how great you look.’ I was like wow, this is really great, but then I saw they did that to everybody and I’m like, ‘Oh, so you do that to everyone? Okay.’”

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So it would be hard to believe that she would hate her stunt double but rather she feels that she could perform the action that is required herself and that she wants to be known for doing her own stunts, which we can understand.

But there are a few things that need to be considered.

 At what point does she step aside and let the ego go and allow the trained professional to step in. is it a fight, maybe when she gets kicked out of a window, maybe a high fall, maybe fire, maybe being kicked off a moving vehicle?

When do you decide that you are afraid to perform a dangerous action?

Stunties have a saying, a stuntie with fear is an actor. That is nothing against the actor it is just that stunt people aren't your normal type of person. Stunties are very calm when all hell is breaking lout, that's the job. Many people with physical skill can perform an action when everything is going well, but a good stuntie keeps themselves and others safe when something goes wrong that can cause a serious injury or death.

As an actor are you willing to take the broken bone, permanent injury or to no longer live, if most people are honest, the answer would be no, they aren't, but your stunt double is.

Also stunts are used so that if we get hurt production continues and then they replace us with another stunt person and we accept that is how it is.
If your actor gets hurt then production stops and all the paperwork happens and there are down days while schedules are reworked and sometimes if it's a lead then production may stop completely and crew are either paid more or less, but either way now the production budget is different.
I read the article a bit different though, I can't believe that she doesn't have respect for her stunt double or understand the business, but rather shew wanted to be the only one to have a claim to be in the outfit for her character.
This will never happen as it is a legal requirement to have a stunt performer to perform the stunts and let the actor act. She will get plenty of fight scenes and every Action Director and Stunt Co-coordinator would be ok with that,. but when it comes to the real danger leave that for the stunties with ice in their veins and a head full of knowledge and a body full of experience.
It's just the best way and actors get to walk away each day and the stunties go back to the ice bath to reduce the pain.
But on another note, how good is this series, it's got a wicked old school star wars feel with a new action and tech look.
so goo get on it.

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