Kyoshi actress Yvonne Chapman recently praised Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Avatar fans have been burned before thanks to M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, but Netflix is trying to rectify the film’s mistakes with its own live-action series. filming on Avatar is currently underway and details are scarce. However, we do know that the Netflix adaptation will feature Avatar Kyoshi, played by Yvonne Chapman, like season one of the animated series. During a recent interview with Everything Zen ExtraZChapman had some positive things to say about the series:
“I can’t say much about this project, but I will say from what I’ve seen and my experience on the show, the fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender won’t be disappointed with this live-action series. It looks phenomenal.”
Yvonne Chapman also shared her love for Avatar Kyoshi and shared her faith in Netflix’s The Last Airbender project:
“I love the Kyoshi books – I’m so addicted to that. Her backstory and just everything about this character is so beautifully written and very thoughtful. She just has one of the most fascinating stories of any character I’ve read, so I definitely felt the pressure to be able to bring her to life and hopefully the fans will respond in a really positive way luckily I’m not alone at the helm it’s a team of people that really want to do this right and I hope we did that. I think we did that.”
Here’s the synopsis of the original series:
With the Fire Nation on the brink of global domination, a young girl and her brother discover a 12-year-old Airbender who reveals herself as the Avatar. Will this irresponsible boy accept his fate in time to save the world?
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the animated series featured the voice talents of Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco, Jessie Flower, Dee Bradley Baker, Mako, Greg Baldwin, Gray DeLisle, and Mark Hamill.
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