A data leaked in networks for many who did not catch up with the third part of the Netflix series inspired by Karate Kid. The long-awaited return of Ali (Elisabeth Shue) occurred and fans are raving about the romantic story that may be reopened.
The ex-girlfriend of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), the character enters the story for a while to further confuse viewers and protagonists. The 57-year-old actress proves that time did not pass for her. And the furor over that love triangle, either.
In an interview with the TV Line portal, executive producers and co-showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg talked about how they contacted Elisabeth and how they convinced her to be part of Cobra Kai. Also, how complex it was to keep her entry into the series a secret.
“We really wanted to make sure that she would be there at the end of the season, and everything went the way you expected when it came time to do the whole deal,” they commented.
“We threaten everyone! We speak to all artists: ‘Don’t post anything on social media, don’t discuss it with friends or loved ones.’ We had everyone sign pretty strict nondisclosure agreements with consequences. It was enough and it worked, apparently, ”confessed Josh Heald.
“She told us that she had seen the series and thus the negotiations began. We felt good vibes, but it was not easy for her to say yes,” added Josh.
Elisabeth Shue did not plan to appear in Cobra Kai, but in an interview given to EW, she revealed an experience of her on another television show that led her to reconsider the matter. She was starring in the first season of Amazon Prime’s The Boys, and while she was filming the pilot, director Dan Tractenberg asked her if she would make the jump to Cobra Kai. Her enthusiasm in particular caught his eye. ”
“Frankly, she didn’t really think. When I appeared on the set of The Boys on the first day, Dan came over and said,” You’re Kobra Kai, right? “I was like, ‘What? … Do you think that’s a good idea?” He says, “Is this a good idea? You must be in Cobra Kai!” And he finished: ‘You have no idea how important a karate kid is in my life.’
“He told me that this is a great movie and how much he loves Cobra Kai, and it would be disastrous for him, the fans and the memory of The Karate Kid if he weren’t part of the show.” ! ‘ I thought. It was lovely and made me think, ‘Oh, I really haven’t investigated this.’ Then I sat down with the three producers and writers who did it and they were very cute and similar to the fans of Dan, Super Karate Kid. I said, “I will. They need it.”
She was born in Delaware, United States, in a middle-class family. She finished her high school studies at Columbia High School in New Jersey. And then she, restless, she studied political science at Harvard.
Later, she showed off in the sequels to Back to the Future, as Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly’s (Michael Fox) partner.
Her first jobs as an advertising model were for the Burger King hamburger chain and Hellmann’s mayonnaise brand.
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