A true Hollywood legend is eager to join the cast of Netflix's live-action One Piece series! Jamie Lee Curtis has just admitted that she wants to play Kureha in the highly anticipated show and fans are loving the idea!
For those who didn't know, Jamie Lee Curtis has long admitted to being a huge One Piece fan who watches the anime with her children. When asked at the Oscars 2022 red carpet, the Halloween star pointed out that her favorite character is Tony Tony Chopper and that she is good friends with English dub voice actor Brina Palencia.
Interestingly, Curtis also stated that she loves Nico Robin but feels she is too old to play the character. "You know there's that wizened old crone lady...maybe I can be Kureha," she said. "My [daughter] Ruby said that that would be what I would play."
It's an awesome idea considering that Jamie Lee Curtis could easily play Kureha, the elderly doctor who is also Chopper's mentor. For now, the Scream Queen has not yet been tapped to join the Netflix series but we wouldn't be surprised if an announcement is made in the future.
The One Piece live-action series recently added Yellowjackets star Peter Gadiot as Red-Haired Shanks. He will join Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Additional cast members include Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Jeff Ward as Buggy, Vincent Regan as Garth, and Aidan Scott as Helmeppo.
For now, the One Piece live-action series has not yet been given an official release date. However, fans are already expecting the show to premiere later this year. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.