Emily Rudd is an American actress set to star in One Piece‘s live-action adaptation series on Netflix. Rudd began acting in the 2013 music video for Boy & Bear’s song Three Headed Woman. Her first non-musical credit was for the role of Girl in the 2014 short film Secret Santa. Her other credits include Kim in Electric Dreams, Ella Hopkins in The Romanoffs, Heidi in Dynasty, and Clara in Hunters.

Emily Rudd
Emily Rudd

The 30-year-old is set to play Nami, one of the founding members of the Straw Hat crew, in the upcoming live-action series. The One Piece anime series has been popular among fans, who are excited about its live-action adaptation. While the series is setting sail very shortly, the lead actress sat down for an interview and shared some insights into her life.

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One Piece live-action star reveals the anime that shaped her life

Emily Rudd claims that "I was born to be Nami"
Emily Rudd as Nami in Netflix’s One Piece

Before the highly anticipated live-action One Piece adaption on Netflix debuts, the streaming service is assisting viewers in getting to know the Straw Hat team a little bit better. One of them includes Nami, the founding member of the team played by Emily Rudd.

Rudd confessed her love for anime during a recent episode of Netflix Geeked. She even shared how anime shaped her life and made her who she is today. The actress said Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, and Spirited Away were all part of making her who she is today. She said, “All of the anime stuff, that made me into who I am, 100%.”

In response to the question of which piece had the biggest influence on her, the One Piece star said it was more of an “amalgamation of all those things” than a specific movie or television program. However, the 30-year-old revealed that Sailor Moon ranks high on her list. It’s an influential stop on the anime journey for many people who grew up in the US and Canada, including Rudd.

The Fear Street actress further revealed how she takes time out of her busy schedule to watch anime. She is currently re-reading One Piece and binge-watching Demon Slayer.

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Netflix Bringing One Piece to Life

One Piece' Live Action: Trailer, Release Date, & First Look Photos - Netflix Tudum
A still from One Piece’s live-action adaptation

Even though One Piece is one of the most popular anime and manga series in the world, a live-action version didn’t come for almost a decade. Following in the footsteps of the 2017 Death Note movie and the 2021 series Cowboy Bebop by becoming the latest anime and manga franchise to receive a live-action version, Netflix is finally bringing One Piece to life.

Based on Eiichiro Oda’s Manga series One Piece, the upcoming live-action series will center around the straw hat pirate boy Monkey D. Buffya and his voyage to find a great treasure with his crew of straw hat pirates. Season 1 of the live adaptation will cover the East Blue saga from the anime and the manga.

Netflix has assembled a highly talented cast for the One Piece live-action adaptation series. It includes Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu Arata, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar.

The live-action adaption of One Piece will make its debut on August 31, on Netflix.

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