Jamie Lee Curtis revealed that she wants to play Dr. Kureha in Netflix’s ‘One Piece‘ season 2. Lee Curtis already said that she’ll lobby for the role of Dr. Kureha in season 2 once “the strike against the greed of the AMPTP is settled with a fair contract.”
On Instagram, Lee Curtis wrote, “Once the strike against the greed of the [AMPTP] is settled with a fair contract, I will lobby along with the growing fan frenzy to become Dr. Kureha.”
Matt Owens (co-showrunner of the live-action) replied to Jamie Lee Curtis’ Instagram post by saying, “Mommy dearest, that’s why we sent you that figure! No need to lobby. Once we get what we deserve [following the strike] and get back to work, let’s talk!”
Who is Dr. Kureha in One Piece?
Dr. Kureha, also known as “Witch” or “Kureha-sensei,” is a highly skilled and eccentric doctor who resides on Drum Island. She is known for her medical expertise and her peculiar behavior. Dr. Kureha is the one who taught Dr. Hiriluk, a character who played a significant role in the Drum Island Arc. She is also known for her extensive knowledge of medicine and her role in treating the main character, Monkey D. Luffy, and his crewmates when they visit Drum Island. Despite her advanced age, she is a formidable fighter and is shown to have exceptional physical abilities. Her eccentric personality and unique fashion sense make her a memorable character in the One Piece series.
Recently, ‘One Piece’ has been renewed for Season 2 on Netflix. Season 1 is the No. 1 show in 86 countries, breaking its previous record of 84 countries. It also outperformed “Stranger Things” Season 4 and “Wednesday,” which were ranked No. 1 in 83 countries. Also, it debuted at the top of Netflix’s Weekly Global Top 10 with 18.5 million views (140.1 million hours), making it the highest-ranking English TV series since the chart reform in June 2023. Currently, it holds the title of the most popular TV show on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.
‘One Piece,’ a live-action series based on Eiichiro Oda’s best-selling manga, is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix overseeing physical production. The show is written and executive produced by Steven Maeda, with Matt Owens also serving as a writer and executive producer. Additionally, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, along with Eiichiro Oda, the manga’s author, are executive producers.
The cast of ‘One Piece’ includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Vincent Regan as Monkey D. Garp, Peter Gadiot as Shanks, Langley Kirkwood as Morgan, Celeste Loots as Kaya, Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Bianca Oosthuizen as Sham, Chanté Grainger as Banchina, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, and Milton Schorr as Don Krieg.
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