One Piece, Emily Rudd plays Nami in the live action: “I was born to be her”

Emily Rudd will interpret Nami awaited live action series one piece out on August 31 on Netflix (also visible on Sky Glass, Sky Q and via the app on the Now Smart Stick). GamesRadar interviewed the American actress about her character and her production based on the record-breaking manga of the same name Eiichirō Oda.

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During the years one piece has gained increasing fame and success to become a real media phenomenon and the best-selling manga in the world with over half a billion copies, according to data published by CBR in June of this year.

In a few weeks, Netflix will distribute the TV series, of which it recently showed the trailer, anticipating its synopsis, characters and narrative arc. Waiting for the release of one pieceGamesRadar interviewed Emily Rudd.

First of all, the actress spent words of thanks and admiration for Eiichirō Oda, the Japanese cartoonist father of Monkey D. Luffy and companions: “He is an absolute genius and it is impossible to argue with a genius. He’s done such an amazing and masterful job of crafting the story that’s not only wacky and crazy and playful and adventurous, but it’s also grounded in reality. He really has a big heart. It is a story about finding a family. It’s a story about freedom and chasing your dreams. And I think that’s something people can universally connect to.”

Emily Rudd then spoke about how the character of Nami fits her perfectly: “I’ve always been the person my family asked for directions. So, I guess I was born to be a navigator.”

The actress clarified: “I was born to be Nami. Let’s say it”.

Emily Rudd then spoke more in depth about Nami: “I think she is the brains of the group. See, she keeps the kids in line. And she’s obviously a skilled thief, so she knows how to pull the wool over people’s eyes. I think she is protective, not only towards the crew members, but also towards herself, especially during the East Blue Saga”.

Later, the actress revealed her second favorite character: “I love Nico Robin”.

Finally, Emily Rudd focused on the love lavished in the realization of the live action: “My biggest dream is that people who were reluctant at first to watch the anime or read the manga give our show a chance and fall in love with it the same way I and millions of other people have fallen in love with one piece“.