Rosario Dawson Responds to ‘Mandalorian’ Casting Backlash Over Anti-Trans Lawsuit

Rosario Dawson Responds to ‘Mandalorian’ Casting Backlash Over Anti-Trans Lawsuit
Gina Carano isn’t the only cast member on “The Mandalorian” at the center of a casting controversy. Rosario Dawson made her series debut over the weekend in “The Jedi,” the fifth episode of Season 2, playing “Star Wars” fan favorite Ahsoka Tano, but her “Mandalorian” debut arrived just over a year after the actress and her family were sued over an alleged transphobic assault. Rosario Dawson previously called the accusations “baseless,” but she opened up more on the matter in a new interview with Vanity Fair following her big “Mandalorian” introduction.

“Well, firstly, I just want to say I understand…why people were concerned, and are concerned. I would be, too, if I heard some of those claims,” Dawson said. “But I mean, as we’re seeing right now in these past months, and just recently actually, the truth is coming out. Every single claim of discrimination has been dismissed
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