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[yuji okumoto cobra kai]Seattle actor reprises his most famous role for Netflix hit series ‘Cobra Kai’

Update time:2021-07-05 08:50Tag:

  ”He said, the guys over at Cobra Kai are interested in bringing you into the fold and season three. So I was extremely excited. You know, I just was thinking, why did it take so long,” joked Yuji Okumoto.

  Based on the films from the Karate Kid franchise, the Netflix series Cobra Kai has been a massive hit with its where-are-they-now plot lines and relentless action. But as excited as Yuji was to play the character Chozen once again, he wanted to make sure it was right.

  ”I just wanted to make sure he was portrayed in a way that’s not a one dimensional kind of character. I wanted him to have some sort of journey, some path of redemption.”

  Once that path was clear Yuji flew from Seattle to Okinawa Japan where he filmed his scenes for season 3 over the course of 5 days.

  ”It felt like we’re back on the set of Karate Kid II. Working with Ralph especially, he’s just so professional. No ego, you conversate and have a good time, and reminisce about a lot of this stuff. And we talked about, you know, our kids, family stuff. And so it was really a wonderful experience.”

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