Taz Skylar Did Every Kick as Sanji in Netflix’s Live-Action ‘One Piece Series

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Netflix has a packed August slate. After the release of the second part of The Witcher and Hearstopper in just a few weeks, we’re finally going to have the release of the live-action One Piece series. There’s something nostalgic looking back on when it was first announced in 2017 and having seen the trailer recently. Now, we got little over a month to go and the first interviews done before the SAG strikes are finding their way online.

Taz Skylar, the man who plays Sanji in the live-action remake, gave a few insights into his journey to becoming the powerful kicker. In the interview, he highlights that “every single” kick was his own and they didn’t use any CGI on his leg.

Yep! I did absolutely every single one of my own kicks in the show. There is no CGI on my leg, and my stunt double was my trainer, and was very enthusiastically cheering me from the side. He was with me throughout every step of it, and I had various other trainers.

Taz Skylar

He also goes on to highlight that he spent multiple hours a day preparing for this role. He knew exactly what he wanted to do and his stunt double ended up becoming his trainer.

Early in the process, I decided that it was going to be… I wanted to do everything. Like, it was very much one of those jobs that if I was in for a penny, I was in for a pound. And we started with two hours a day of training when I got to South Africa. I was already training with a friend of mine here who’s a taekwondo black belt. And then when I got to South Africa, we started with like two hours a day of training. It was evident it wasn’t going to be enough, because I didn’t really have any sort of martial arts background. I had an athletic background, but not a martial arts.

Taz Skylar

He highlights, however, that those two hours aren’t enough and even went to continue adding more hours to nail his techniques. He even flew in his original trainer from London to further develop his abilities. It’s definitely impressive and further highlights that make this adaptation have the potential to become special.

Source: GamesRadar

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