Casts of One Piece Live Action have attracted the interest of most anime lovers, among which side characters like Makino have also been the foci that Kathleen Stephens plays.
Apart from One Piece, Kathleen Stephens played Christine in the adventure comedy movie Runs in the Family, released in 2023.
She also played the role of Astha Patel in the thriller drama Death of a Whistleblower, for which she received praise for her outstanding performance.
They say that Kathleen lent authenticity to the roles and embodied the spirit of South African feminist heroes.
Nonetheless, the role that made Kathleen Stephens famous is Makino in One Piece Live Action, as many consider One Piece one of the best live-action adaptations of an anime.
Kathleen Stephens Makino One Piece: Who Is She? Age And Career
Kathleen Stephens has received mixed reactions from fans for her role as Makino in Netflix’s One Piece.
Some say she did great, while others criticize her and her character. Regardless of that, she showed an outstanding performance in the show.
Kathleen went to the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she honed her acting skills.
She learned much about technicalities. Meanwhile, the classes helped her improve her craft. She became more self-conscious and self-aware but was improving as a performer.
Moving on to her career, Kathleen Stephens is primarily a theatremaker and a performer.
She started her acting journey in 2016 with the play People Beneath Our Feet at the National Arts Festival.
Since then, she’s been involved in various other productions, such as I Love You Sally Field by Wessel Pretorius, Nasty Womxn by Dara Beth, and Jon Keevy’s Single Minded and The Underground Library.
Recently, she appeared in Like Hamlet, directed by Kanya Viljoen, Wessel Pretorius’ Fotostaatmasjien, and the first all-female South African version of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Tara Notcutt.
Notably, she recently took the stage in the Fugard Theatre’s return season of Shakespeare in Love in 2018.
As for her film credits, Kathleen Stephens has starred in the adventure comedy movie Runs in the Family, the thriller drama Death of a Whistleblower, and the well-known Netflix series One Piece Live Action.
Moving on, her date of birth and exact age hasn’t yet been disclosed to the public. However, many estimate her to be in the 20s or early 30s.
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How Kathleen Stephens Got To Acting?
In an interview with Safarina Magazine, Kathleen Stephens shared her story of what inspired her to make a career in arts.
She was in grade 1 or 2, and her class went to the police station as an outing.
The policeman asked what everyone wanted to be when they grew up after the tour, to which most replied doctor, teacher, and so on.
However, Kathleen replied she wanted to be a policeman just because she had just gone on the police station tour. But deep down, she wanted to perform but didn’t know how to say that.
She had always been performing as she would do fun little shows for her family, and she would get her brother and cousins to play along.
So, she felt really bad while returning home because she realized that she could have been anything as an actor.
That moment was profound for her, which solidified her as a performer. She could play any role she wanted. That’s why she pursued acting.
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