After starring in The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio starred in two sequels in the ’80s. It’s been quite a time jump to Cobra Kai, which picks up the story of Daniel LaRusso and his rival, Johnny Lawrence, three decades later. Did they really have to wait so long? Well, no … and yes. Ralph Macchio revealed to us that he’s been pitched all kinds of Karate Kid projects through the years, and he’s turned them all down. It took the passion of producers Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg to finally convince him to say yes. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ralph Macchio)
Season 2 of Cobra Kai is streaming now on YouTube.