“My hands were shaking”: 8 Hours of Physical Torture Everyday Was Not the Only Thing Sanji Actor Taz Skylar Did to Prepare For One Piece

8 Hours of Physical Torture Everyday Was Not the Only Thing Sanji Actor Taz Skylar Did to Prepare For One Piece
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As it has been said before many times, the credit for the major success of One Piece Live-Action goes to none else but the cast themselves. It was a wonderful experience to see the actors who were familiar with the source material for once, causing them to put forward their best performance and allowing the series to become the best-ever live-action adaptation of an anime/manga yet.

One Piece Live Action, Luffy, Zoro and Nami
Nami, Luffy, and Zoro in One Piece

Taz Skylar, the actor responsible for the role of Sanji in particular, has been praised a lot by the audience and has easily become one of the fan-favorite characters in the whole of the series. The actor has himself shared the struggles he went through to play the role perfectly and bring out the best in him.

Also Read: “I would be exhausted”: Luffy’s Actor Iñaki Godoy Details the Shooting Process of Netflix’s One Piece and It Sounds Painful

Taz Skylar Tells About His Hardship Of Playing Sanji In One Piece Live-Action

The actor has told the audience on many occasions about his experience of getting ready to play the role of Sanji. Not only did the actor practice Tae-Kwon-Do for nearly 8 hours every day just so he did not have to switch out for the action sequences, but also went through the struggles of learning culinary cooking, so he could blend better with his character.

Talking about one such cooking scene, Skylar in a recent skit done on the Still Watching Netflix YouTube channel said “There’s like a little tweezer move that’s about to come now. And that, that little drop. – Ah. That was at the end of the day and my hands were shaking.” 

Taz Skylar's Hand Shook When Performing A Cooking Scene
Taz Skylar’s Hand Shook When Performing A Cooking Scene

The above just goes to show how much Taz Skylar cared about his role of Sanji, wanting every scene to be perfect, down to every minor detail. Even his co-stars were shocked and gasped when they heard the fact that Skylar’s hands were shaking when he executed the above-stated cooking scene.

Also Read: Wano Arc and One Piece Live Action’s Success has Eiichiro Oda Going All Out in Latest Manga Chapter, Making Things Even More Challenging for the Straw Hat Pirates

Why One Piece Live-Action Cast Is Perfect

With Netflix sticking to the source material, Eiichiro Oda himself guiding the production, and the cast of the One Piece Live-Action being perfect, there was no doubt since the debut of the teaser of the series itself how it is going to be the most successful live-action adaptation yet.

But why is the cast perfect this time around? As it turns out, all the actors, especially the ones with the most screen time such as Iñaki Godoy (Luffy), Emily Rudd (Nami), Mackenyu (Zoro), and Jacob Gibson (Usopp) were already familiar with the concept of One Piece, with many of them having grown up watching it in their childhood.

Iñaki Godoy
Iñaki Godoy, Cast Of Luffy

The feedback to the One Piece Live-Action series has been overwhelming, to say the least, and with such a positive response, the directors have confirmed a season 2 to be in the works as well as a plan to extend the series till season 6 hopefully for now.

Also Read: “I regret being honest about that”: One Piece Actor Emily Rudd Spills Secret About Her First Screen Name and It Does Not Sound Good at All

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Aaditya Chugh is a Gaming Content Writer at FandomWire. With a passion for everything gaming, he's the one you turn to for the latest insights and reviews straight from the industry. Whether he's diving into timeless classics like the first ever Doom or staying up-to-date with the newest releases like Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade, he provides whatever you might need to stay in the loop.