The Netflix’s One Piece live action series actress Emily Rudd got candid with her fans and shed some light on the series.
Emily has never shied away from showing her weeb side on social media platform like Instagram. She has posted photos of anime on several occasions of her account. Recently she even shared a Q&A story where her fans asked her several questions about the new Netflix’s One Piece Live Action series and anime in general.
Replying to those questions, Emily answered several questions about her love for One Piece and her character of Nami as well as the changes made in the series.
For starters one fan asked her, the reason behind why Luffy wears shoes instead of sandal in the live-action series.
To which the Nami actor replied:
She said: All of us did as much of our own stunt work as were allowed (and if we didn’t it was usually due to safety, which is where our incredible and beyond talented stunt team came in). Sandals unfortunately are not the safest footwear to do stunt work in and we didn’t want y’all to miss out on the amazing work @inakigo (Luffy’s Actor in the series) can do and did.
Further, when fans asked her which other Hollywood actor she wants to join in the series. Rudd eagerly suggested and begged veteran actress Jaime Lee Curtis to join as Dr. Kureha in the series. Earlier, during the 2022 Oscar red carpet event, Curtis openly admitted she watches One Piece she would love to play Kureha and that Chopper is her favourite character.
However, in another event she said she would have loved to play a younger character of Nico Robin.
Coming to Tony Tony Chopper, the cutesy beast-man character of the series, when fan asked Rudd whom does she prefer to play Chopper in the series she responded with the name of Haley Gauthier. Haley was doing modelling from a young age and has been acting for a pretty long time. Her recent work was in Behind Door Two as Angela.
Furthermore, one of the fans reached out to the One Piece fan inside Rudd and asked which is her favourite moment from the East blue arc? Responding to which, Rudd said, she’s a little bias to her character of Nami and thus her favourite moment will be when Nami asks Luffy’s help for the first time against Arlong.
Also to much dismay of men/women of culture across the globe when fans asked Rudd about her favorite Nami outfit she mentioned a punk rock cyborg style design outfit of anime. Which many cultured weebs may not like.
At the end, one fans asked her the golden question. Whether she met Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the world famous manga or not? To which Emily replied:
She said, “Yes!! We met last month while I was in Japan and I have honestly never been more nervous and thrilled to meet someone in my entire life.”
The official Twitter account of Netflix One Piece Live-Action Series dropped a brand new key visual on Jan 30, 2023. The visual features Luffy (played by Inaki Godoy) with his signature straw hat pose. The visual also reveals that the series will debut in 2023.
The One Piece live-action cast includes Iñaki Godoy, who portrays Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar will play Sanji. Colton Osorio will portray a young Luffy.
Furthermore, Peter Gadiot will play Shanks, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.
The other cast members include:
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
The live-action will be adapting the East-Blue Saga from the One Piece manga and then “broaden from there”. Matt Owens will serve as the upcoming show’s writer, while Steven Maeda and Becky Clements will be executive producers along with Eiichiro Oda.
Nicole Hirsch Whittaker, the cinematographer of the series stated that the series will not be a carbon copy of the anime. Also a timelapse for the making of Going Merry, Baratie, and Miss Love Duck, among other ships from the series was shown in the video revealed last year by the official Netflix Youtube channel.
Netflix will exclusively stream the series, produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. The first season will have ten episodes.
Source: Emily Rudd’s Instagram