Actress Gina Carano has finally surfaced after being fired from Disney+ series The Mandalorian earlier this week.
In a statement provided to Deadline, Carano revealed that she is developing and producing a new film for The Daily Wire, a right-wing outlet run by pundit Ben Shapiro.
“They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them,” said the mixed martial arts star turned actress.
Carano, who played former Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, was fired from the Disney+ series late Wednesday night, just a few hours after she shared an Instagram post that equated being a modern-day Republican to being a Jew during the Holocaust.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” said a Lucasfilm spokesperson at the time.
“Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
The actress did not address her firing until Friday morning, when she told Deadline that she would be developing, producing, and starring in a new film exclusive to The Daily Wire.
“The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered,” said Carano.
“I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same.”
According to Deadline, additional details about the project are being kept close to the vest, but it is expected to be produced as part of The Daily Wire’s partnership with Dallas Sonnier and his Bonfire Legend banner.
“We could not be more excited to be working with Gina Carano, an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left. This is what Daily Wire exists to do: provide an alternative not just for consumers, but for creators who refuse to bow to the mob,” said Shapiro in a statement.
“We’re eager to bring Gina’s talent to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep cancelling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the Xwing to take down their Death Star.”
This article originally appeared on Decider.com and was reproduced here with permission