The interpreter of Spike Spiegel has given a lot. “Recovering from this injury and moving forward was a huge mountain to climb. I was proud…”
This was one of Netflix’s big failures of 2021: the live-action adaptation of cowboy bebop was a miss. And the series based on the cult manga was canceled after just one season… A difficult decision to swallow for John Choaka Spike Spiegel, who spent an insane amount of time training and preparing until he suffered a serious injury.
“I have devoted a large part of my life to it.“, he said to the HollywoodReporter. “I injured myself while filming, so I took a year off because of the operation. I devoted myself to rehabilitation, returned and finished filming. Healing from that injury and moving forward was a huge mountain to climb. I was proud. We also shot the show in New Zealand, so my family moved there. cowboy bebop was a huge event in my life and then suddenly it was over. It was very shocking and I was devastated.”
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John Cho now trying to see the glass half full and admits to having been comforted by the reception of the public and the response of the fans: “I wish I could reach out to everyone and hug. I’m amazed at how much you can connect with people you don’t know while doing this job. I will appreciate and cherish it. I’m just grateful that everyone cares about what I do. It’s mind-blowing to me.”
John Cho can at least console themselves with the next film star trek announced recently, in which he should logically return to play Sulu.