There was no doubt people were excited after seeing the first footage of the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop. However, there were also fans who had things to say about the casting of Faye Valentine and the character’s more practical costume in the Netflix series. Daniella Pineda has since hit back at those who question Faye’s new look.
In the anime, Faye has a distinct look that consists of a red shirt, a very low-cut yellow top, and matching yellow booty shorts. However, Pineda’s version of the character has been confirmed to be fully covered up. The reveal didn’t rest well with some fans taking to social media to criticize the change.
Pineda is well aware of the criticisms and has decided to strike back at those complaining about the new look.
“First of all, I wanted to apologize to the fans that I did not anatomically match the character of Faye Valentine,” Pineda said in the video. “Six feet, double D size breasts, two inch waist. You know, they looked everywhere for this woman and they didn’t find her, it was kinda weird. So they just went with my little ass, I know, am I right? “
She went on to point out that filming in an outfit similar to the one Faye wears in the anime is totally impractical, so changes need to be made.
“You know, we tried, but doing stunts in tissue paper, things disappear, they tear, sometimes they get lost… Anyway, like I said, this original costume, they did a few, but like I said, they kind of slipped into my different crevices, never to be picked up again, so we had to build something that could stand the test of time, ”said Pineda.
It’s understandable that the Netflix adaptation opts for a more practical option, but fans were quick to point out that Pineda’s costume did away with the Faye branding colors altogether. On top of that, some have said that Faye uses her sex appeal as a way to distract people in the anime, but this is no longer the case with the live-action series.
Netflix has really made some major changes with Cowboy Bebop but fans still hope he lives up to the anime. Needless to say, we can’t wait for the series to air in November.
Cowboy Bebop will be released on Netflix on November 19, 2021.
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