‘One Piece’ live-action co-showrunner on board with Jamie Lee Curtis as Doctor Kureha

 ‘One Piece’ live-action co-showrunner on board with Jamie Lee Curtis as Doctor Kureha
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Bryan Ke
September 25, 2023
She wants the role: In an Instagram post on Friday, Curtis, 64, pitched herself to play Doctor Kureha, the mentor and adoptive caregiver of future Straw Hat Pirate member Tony Tony Chopper, on the next potential season of Netflix’s “One Piece” live-action series.
In her post description, the “Everything Everywhere All At Once” star noted that she will “lobby along with the growing fan frenzy to become Doctor Kureha” in the hit Netflix show once “the strike against the greed of the AMTPT (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) is settled with a fair contract.”
On board: In a comment on Curtis’ post, Owens, who co-developed the Netflix series alongside Steven Maeda, expressed being on board with the idea of Curtis playing the Doctor Kureha.
Mommy dearest, that’s why we sent you that figure! No need to lobby. Once we get what we deserve and get back to work let’s talk!”
Why it matters: Curtis’ public connection to the anime franchise goes back to at least 2017 when she attended the Los Angeles premiere of “One Piece Film: Gold.”
Years later at San Diego Comic-Con 2021, when a fan asked her during a panel which character of any TV show she most wanted to play, she answered without batting an eye, “Nico Robin from One Piece.” A video of the moment at the time went viral.

In an interview on the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony in 2022, she said that her favorite “One Piece” character is Tony Tony Chopper, adding that she would be interested in playing Doctor Kureha.

Season 2 confirmed: Eiichiro Oda, the original creator of “One Piece,” officially confirmed on Sept. 15 that a Season 2 of the live-action series is going to happen. In the video, Oda also teased the introduction of Chopper in the series.

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