“Who controls the money?”: Nami Actor Emily Rudd’s Bold Statement Might Upset Some ‘One Piece’ Fans

Nami Actor Emily Rudd's Bold Statement Might Upset Some 'One Piece' Fans

Emily Rudd plays Nami in One Piece Live Action. Netflix’s One Piece Live Action has broken the curse of anime live adaptations. Not only broke the curse and created a path for other live actions to follow. Earlier this year, HBO’s The Last of Us paved the way for video game live adaptations; this time, it is One Piece. The whole cast was carefully chosen, and they did not disappoint the fans.

Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, was one of the show’s producers. He is one of the primary reasons for the show’s popularity. Recently, one of the actors of One Piece Live Action, Emily Rudd, gave an interview. She answered in Nami’s mannerisms. One of such tacky answers might upset some One Piece fans.

Emily Rudd Answers Who Is The Strongest Strawhat Of One Piece Live-Action

Emily Rudd
Emily Rudd

Emily Rudd plays the role of Cat burglar Nami. Nami is one of the Strawhat pirates’ early members and is their ship’s treasurer and navigator. During her interview with GamesRadar+, she was asked who the strongest Strawhat is. Being a Nami in real life, she said she has two answers. The first one is from the anime, and the next is from the live adaptation.

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Emily Rudd said, “OK, can I have two answers for this? (Of course, you can have two answers.) Thank you! OK, if I’m talking current, only one of the Straw Hats is one of the Four Emperors, so. [long pause] And I’m not gonna say who, just in case. But if I have to talk about our crew, I’m going to say Nami, because she’s the boss, like we said. Who controls the money? Who navigates the ship? You can’t get anywhere without her and you can’t buy anything without her, like, you’re stuck, I’m sorry.”

Emily Rudd as Nami
Emily Rudd as Nami

According to Emily Rudd, Nami is the strongest Strawhat of the live adaptation because she controls the ship’s money and navigator. The crew cannot go anywhere or buy anything without Nami’s influence.

Fans Might Be Upset With Emily Rudd’s Answer

It was very bold of Emily Rudd to answer the question on the strongest Strawhat. To her answer, the host exclaimed about how nothing can be done without Nami. To this, she responded, “You cannot get anything done without that woman, I’m sorry.” This is her own opinion, but fans think otherwise. They might be upset with such an answer.

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Nami is definitely an important character, but she is not the strongest. Fans believe Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro are the strongest. They have helped the crew in several ways. Luffy is the one who defeats Arlong so that Nami can follow her dreams. Another reason why the fans are upset is that Nami believes money is the most significant power. Emily Rudd followed that passion and answered.

One Piece live-action is a hit
Netflix’s One Piece Live Action

They wanted her to answer from the physical strength point of view. But at the end of the day, it is reassuring to think that fans are upset with Emily Rudd just because she answered like Nami. It shows how well she has studied the character. The fans getting upset is like a trophy for her performance.

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Source: GamesRadar+

Written by Priyanko Chakraborty

Hi, Priyanko this side. Completed my Bachelors Degree in Economics and currently working as a content writer for FandomWire. Huge fan of Nanadaime and the Future Pirate King. For that reason my niche is Anime, along with Gaming.