With One Piece being one of the best anime series of all time, it’s no surprise that horror movie legend Jamie Lee Curtis is a fan. Curtis, who recently won an Academy Award for her minor role in science fiction movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, has been open about her love for One Piece for a number of years.
Back in 2016, during a panel appearance at San Diego Comic Con, she was asked the following question by an audience member: “If you were to become anyone from any TV show, who would you be?” Her answer, which was received by rapturous applause, was “I’d be Nico Robin from One Piece.”
With a live-action Netflix series based on One Piece on the way, the chances of Curtis playing a One Piece character have improved considerably. However, during an appearance at the 2021 Oscars, Curtis admitted that she may have missed the boat to play Robin — but has another anime character from the series in mind.
“I’m not gonna get to play [Robin], I’m a little old now. But there’s that old crone lady, not Nico Robin, [Doctor Kureha],” she said. “Maybe I can be Kureha, she wears those really low bellbottoms, she’s looking a little nasty, but she has that long stringy grey hair. My [daughter] Ruby said that that would be what I would play.”
Now, Curtis is doubling-down on her comments, as (on March 31, 2023) she tweeted a picture of her face Photoshopped on to a picture of Doctor Kureha and wrote, “The Internet has spoken and mommy needs a job. #CurtisForKureha.”
That’s definitely a hashtag we can get behind. For more on One Piece, check out our guides detailing all the One Piece filler episodes you can skip and the One Piece live-action cast.