Live-Action One Piece’s Nami, Emily Rudd, Shares Touching Message as Production Ends

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While we have not been given an actual look at the series yet, production has already wrapped up. And in response, the One Piece live-action star Emily Rudd who plays Nami shared a touching message regarding the series.

Rudd shared a post on Instagram which features an image of Nami from the manga along with some behind-the-scenes pictures of her with the show's cast.

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In the message, Rudd shared how she’s full of gratitude for everyone who is working on the series. She mentioned that playing Nami in the One Piece live-action series is a special experience for her given how she loves the character.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Emily Rudd is an American actress who is known for her roles in Netflix’s Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and Fear Street Part Three: 1666 as well as a role in the HBO Max film Moonshot.

Rudd is a big anime and One Piece fan even before being cast in the series. Regarding her casting as Nami, Rudd shared that it’s a dream come true for her.

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Alongside Rudd, the series stars Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu as Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji, and Peter Gadiot as Shanks.

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The One Piece live-action series is made by Netflix and was announced in 2020. Filming began earlier this year in South Africa.

While we’ve yet to see a trailer or even an image from the show, Netflix gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the series' sets.

The series is based on Eiichiro Oda’s long-running One Piece manga that has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since 1997.

Starting from the manga, the series has expanded into a massive media franchise with an anime adaptation, anime films, and video games, among others.

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Currently, the manga is still the best-selling of all time in terms of volume sales, with the series being awarded a Guinness World Record for this feat.