Ralph Macchio talks about the best part of coming back to Cobra Kai.

Ralph Macchio, who was in The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, talks about what has been the best part of coming back as Daniel LaRusso. 

Ralph Macchio, who played Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid, talks about what it's like to play him again in Cobra Kai. Macchio played the main character in the first three Karate Kid movies. In the first movie, he is a young man who is bullied at school and learns karate from Pat Morita's character, Mr. Miyagi. In the sequels to the film, Daniel's relationship with Miyagi gets stronger as he learns more about how karate can be used for things other than fighting. 

In 2018, a TV show called Cobra Kai, which was a sequel to the original movies, brought Ralph Macchio back into the Karate Kid world and re-united him with William Zabka's Johnny Lawrence, who played Ralph's former bully and rival. 

The two start their own karate schools and teach the next generation of fighters the lessons they learned as kids. Their old rivalry starts up again, which affects the people around them and brings up more enemies from their pasts. Cobra Kai focuses on Daniel's life as an adult with his own kids and students. It also gives Johnny more attention, showing that there is more to him than what the first movie showed. 

Macchio's career has been given a boost by the movie Cobra Kai. In an interview with WIRED, Macchio talks about why it's been great for him to play the same character again. He says the following about what it's like to come back to a franchise after so many years: 

It's a unique experience to play a character 30 years later that everyone grew up with and then find flaws in this character that were different when he was a teenager. For an actor, it's so satisfying to try new things. It's pretty cool to see people, especially young people, latch on to it. 

How Much Has Daniel Changed Between Karate Kid And Cobra Kai? 

The way Macchio talks about Daniel's flaws shows how the character has changed over time. In the movies, the character is seen as the victim of his enemies. This makes him easy to root for as the underdog, but it also makes it easy to understand why he sometimes acts impatiently and irrationally. In Cobra Kai, he seems to have become more patient, but his problem is that he can't let go of the past.

 This shows in his relationship with Johnny and in the way he sometimes refuses to see things from his former rival's point of view. Daniel learns over the course of five seasons that he needs to remember the lessons he learned from Mr. Miyagi when he was a teenager, but he also needs to be open to what other people can teach him and realize that the ways he knows don't have to be the only ways. 

It looks like Macchio is glad to be able to come back as his character and give Daniel more depth than we've seen before. By showing Daniel as an adult, viewers who grew up with him can understand how he has changed, while younger viewers can care about his journey in the same way that the show's younger characters do. 

Since season five of Cobra Kai seems to be the end of Daniel's long-running character arc, which started in the movies, it would be interesting to see what kind of story is left. Fans of The Karate Kid will have to wait a while to find out if there will be a season 6.

Source: screenrant.com

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