One Piece fans might soon get familiarized with Inaki Godoy as he will play the role of Monkey D. Luffy in the live-action adaptation. He will bring the manga character Luffy to real life in the much-anticipated Netflix series.
Here are all the facts you need to know about Inaki Godoy.
Inaki Godoy Hails From Mexico
Inaki Godoy is a native of Mexico City, Mexico, where he was born on August 25, 2003. Starting his career on Mexican projects at a young age, he has become a big name, landing in Hollywood.
He has been working hard to attain prominence in the acting industry. At age five, he started taking acting classes at Stage Company, also mastering his dancing and singing skills.
Not only is he an actor, but he is also a director. The 19-years-old actor has a production company named Kiki Studios. He has even directed a short movie, Blinded, in 2020.
He Has Mixed Ethnicity
Godoy hails from a family of artists and has Mexican nationality. His ethnicity is mixed, and he is very proud of his Mexican heritage.
He is close to his younger sister, Mia Godoy. The siblings’ duo often showcases their moments on their Instagram. From celebrating Christmas together to enjoying their moments with family, they seem to enjoy their time together.
During his sister’s birthday on September 8, 2018, the actor shared a throwback photo of their childhood wishing his sister’s birthday on his Instagram.
He Is Honored To Play The Role Of Luffy
Portraying the role of Luffy is not a piece of cake as it involves the manga character to bring to real life. Inaki Godoy is fully aware of it as he has poured his heart into portraying the character of Luffy.
During his interview with Vanity Fair, the actor expressed his honor to play the role of Luffy in the upcoming live-adaptation of One Piece on Netflix. Sharing his excitement about the production, Godoy stated the ‘experience will stay with him forever regardless of the outcome.’
The live-action of Eiichiro Oda’s manga One Piece was first announced in January 2020.
His Involvement With Netflix Projects
The live adaptation of One Piece is not the first experience Godoy had on Netflix. He has involved himself in several Netflix projects. In 2021, he starred in Netflix’s ‘Who Killed Sara?‘ portraying the role of Bruno.
He also plays the role of Juan Ruiz on Netflix’s The Imperfects. In the upcoming series, he joins forces with Abbi and Tilda to investigate the scientific responsible for turning him into a human again.
Before landing on Netflix, he played in several Mexican productions. He played on the series like La querida del Centauro, Sin miedo a la verdad, and Los elegidos.