If we talk about the most popular series of recent months, the live-action Of One Piece it certainly cannot be missed. It is known that this type of remake it is always risky, especially when the product in question already has a long and loyal history behind it fanbase. Yet the new adaptation branded Netflix of the popular manga of the 90s created by Eiichirō Orderand has already become very popular anime seriesit turned out to be one definitely a winning betand it looks like it’s destined to surprise us again.
Debuted on Netflix last August 31stil live-action Of One Piece showed us a new version of the story of Monkey D. Luffyinterpreted by Iñaki Godoythe enthusiastic, rubber-bodied would-be pirate whose goal is to find the legendary treasure One Piece and become the Pirate King. Alongside the protagonist in his daring undertakings is his own crewcomposed by the thief Nami (Emily Rudd)the swordsman Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu)the ship’s sniper and gunner Usop (Jacob Romero Gibson) and the cook Sanji (Taz Skylar). The first season of the Netflix series got a huge success both by the public and by critics, and winning the renewal for a second season just two weeks after its release.
Among the many fans of One Piece there is one that has stood out for its fame, viz Jamie Lee Curtis. Already a year ago, the Oscar-winning actress had revealed that she would have liked to participate in the live-action and that, since she thinks she’s too old to get the role of Nico Robinshe would have liked it very much play Doctor Kureha. Needless to say, the actress’s words resonated unleashed the fanswhich they deemed Curtis perfect for the role of the bizarre and transgressive doctor and which immediately gave life to a real one campaign to make this happen. And now things are getting decidedly more concrete.
Jamie Lee Curtis still wants to play Doctor Kureha in live-action Of One Piece and it showrunner he is enthusiastic
After about a year from his first comment on the matter, the actress recently reiterated his interest regarding Dr. Kureha’s role in the live-action Netflix . “Once the AMTPT strike against greed ends with a fair contract, I will push alongside the growing fan frenzy to become Dr. Kureha on @onepiecenetflix“, wrote Jamie Lee Curtis in a post on her Instagram profile, accompanied by a fan art which portrays her in the character’s shoes. Needless to say, the post was immediate commented by showrunner della serie Netflix, Matt Owenswho not only showed himself enthusiasticbut revealed to it was he who sent the drawing to the actress. “Dearest mother,that’s why we sent you that drawing!“, Owens wrote, “there’s no need to push. When we get what we deserve and get back to work, let’s talk about it!“.
With the availability of Jamie Lee Curtis and the approval of Matt Owens, the only obstacle to the actress’s participation in the second season of One Piece seems to be the strike currently underway in Hollywood. Hope for the best!