“Once the strike against those greedy Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ends with a fair contract, then I will push, counting on the great support of the fans, to become Dr. Kureha in one piece”. In a post published on Instagram Jamie Lee Curtis expressed her desire to star in the second season of the Netflix live-action TV series (also visible on Sky Glass, Sky Q and via the Now Smart Stick app), based on the manga of the same name by Eiichirō Oda, in the role of the elderly grey-haired doctor from Drum Island. The intention of the Oscar-winning actress, strongly supported by fans, aroused showrunner Matt Owens’ immediate reaction, who replied in a comment: “Mommy dear, that’s why we sent you that action figure! There’s no need to apply pressure. Once we get what we deserve and get back to work, we’ll talk!” Curtis continued the conversation with the publication of a video interview released in 2022 to promote the film Halloween Ends in which she revealed that she had received a request from her daughter Ruby Guest to play Doctor Kureha.
A RECORD SERIES
The TV series tells the adventures of the pirate Monkey D. Luffy (interpreted by Iñaki Godoy), who with a straw hat on his head and a ragtag crew on the ship sets off on an epic journey in search of the legendary One Piece treasure. On debut weekend one piece it achieved the record for the most watched show in 84 countries, and two weeks after launch it got the green light to be renewed for a second season. The live-action producers said a Variety that the scripts are complete and that the next adventures could be “ready to air” once the strikes by the writers of the Writers Guild of America and the actors of the Screen Actors Guild, which are now paralyzing the realization of the project, are over.