Fancasting widespread actors into large properties is nothing new, however each every so often, you see that truly repay within the materials itself. Virtually everybody has a perfect actor they suppose could be finest to painting a specific character, and within the case of One Piece, followers have been clamoring for years to have Freaky Friday actor Jamie Lee Curtis painting Dr. Kureha in season two of Netflix’s hit collection.
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Curtis has brazenly been a nerd for years—she wrote the Mom Nature graphic novel in July, wore World of Warcraft cosplay to officiate her daughter’s wedding ceremony, and stars within the Borderlands film—and she or he’s additionally beforehand mentioned she’d like to be part of the live-action adaptation. Below strike guidelines, she at the moment can’t foyer for the function, however there’s nothing stopping her from saying that she’s going to take action as soon as the strikes are over. On Instagram, she wrote that she’d “foyer together with the rising fan frenzy to develop into Physician Kureha,” however solely after “the strike towards the greed of the [AMPTP] is settled with a good contract.”
However Curtis could not must do a lot lobbying, as co-showrunner Matt Owens discovered her submit and commented, “No must foyer. As soon as we get what we deserve and get again to work, let’s speak!”
In One Piece, Dr. Kureha is a really aged physician who resides on Drum Island. She’s additionally the adoptive mom of Tony Tony Chopper, a reindeer who turns into sentient after consuming a magical fruit which permits him to flip between that kind, a reindeer-human hybrid, or his unique reindeer self. Chopper’s anticipated to be part of the live-action present’s upcoming second season, and he finally joins the Straw Hats as their physician. Curtis could be a giant get for the present, and likewise preserve in vibe with the goofy B-show vibes the Netflix collection has.
One Piece’s second season will premiere on Netflix a yr or two from at any time when the Hollywood strikes come to an finish.
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