Daniella Pineda, who stars as Faye Valentine in Netflix's live-action adaptation of the beloved anime Cowboy Bebop, has a message for fans rankled over her character's wardrobe. Those fans got their first look at Pineda a Faye, and the rest of the show's cast, via the first look photos Netflix released earlier this week. Certain Cowboy Bebop fans complained that Pineda's look wasn't close enough to the revealing and impractical red shirt, low-cut top, and short shorts that the character's animated version wore. Pineda's costume pays homage to the original through color choice. Still, it is more realistic, allowing the real-life human being wearing it the freedom to move in it in a way that the costume designed for a cartoon character wouldn't have done.
Pineda took to the internet to remind fans of the reality of bringing a once two-dimensional (physically) character to life in live-action. She also remarks on how unrealistic Faye's build from the anime is in reality.
"First, I wanted to apologize to the fans that I did not anatomically match the Faye Valentine character," she said. "Six foot, double-D sized breasts, two-inch waist. You know, they looked everywhere for that woman and they couldn't find her, it was kinda weird. So they just went with my short ass, I know, am I right?"
Continuing, she said of the costume design, "You know, we tried, but doing stunts in tissue paper, things disappear, they rip, sometimes just got lost… Anyway, like I was saying, that original costume, they made a couple of them, but like I said, they got sort of slurped up in my various crevices, never to be retrieved again, so we needed to build something that could withstand the test of time."
Certain folks online are trying to spin this as Pineda insulting fans. Other fans have jumped up to defend the actress. You can see some examples below.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments. Cowboy Bebop debuts on Netflix on November 19th.
(h/t The Daily Dot)
hell yes girl tell them
also on what planet is that shitting on fans https://t.co/qoUIp0fx2y— Allegra Clark (@SimplyAllegra) August 27, 2021
She's shitting on you losers that only care about looks goddamn https://t.co/VipYat9Utx— General MastaMunsta (@MunstaMasta) August 27, 2021
lol this rocks. Genuinely always cool to do some light dunking on the fans, healthy to show some contempt, only way to interact https://t.co/zlS3uJQRWs— Mr. Chau (@Srirachachau) August 27, 2021
If you actually paid attention to what Daniella Pineda is saying, Shes actually shitting on people like you who get angry that a portrayal of a woman isnt over sexualised. https://t.co/tco36By9In— Barra | BLM (@ThatBmanGuy) August 27, 2021
yeah when a group of fans are seething over your tits not being big enough you get to shit on them, cope harder dude https://t.co/NGnw8pNOF9— Jay Exci (@JayExci) August 27, 2021
I mean if Faye Valentine were real this video is the exact sort of thing she'd do https://t.co/ifSEZBaaba— Jaime Rebanal (@firewalkwjaime) August 27, 2021
This is exactly how Faye Valentine she is literally already proving she's perfect for the role. Faye doesn't take crap from losers https://t.co/pkt7Nkvkw8— TBZ | Toxi (@TBZ_Toxi) August 28, 2021