Robyn Lively portrays Jessica Andrews “The Karate Kid Part III.”
In The Karate Kid Part III, Robyn Lively played Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) friend Jessica Andrews. The New Jersey native had a flirtatious affair with the character before she revealed that she had a boyfriend. Daniel didn’t seem to be bothered by the news and they spent a lot of time together throughout film.
Cobra Kai, a popular series, often reintroduces characters from the Karate Kid franchise. Jessica is not yet featured on the show.
It appears that the character was mentioned briefly in the second season of Cobra Kai. Season 2, Episode 1, titled “Mercy Part II,”Daniel tells Samantha (Mary Mouser), his high school sweetheart Ali Mills to Elizabeth Shue. Sam asked for more information on their breakup and her father told her. “that’s a story for another time. And then there’s a story after that. And that one.” In this moment, he seems to be referring to his other ex-girlfriend Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita) and Jessica.
Robyn Lively expressed interest in being on ‘Cobra Kai’
Robyn Livingly has expressed her desire for Cobra Kai to be a cast member. However, it has yet to be confirmed that the character will make a return to San Fernando Valley. Before the show premiered the actress spoke out about her friendship to William. “Billy”Interview with Zabka, the actor who plays Johnny Lawrence, on the 2017 episode of The Observer Below the Belt Show podcast.
She then stated that William Zabka, played a sensei, on an Amazon Prime series that she worked on called Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. She said that the actors had been a great help. “had so much fun,”There were many references to Karate Kid films in the episode.
“We’re trying to have these Easter Egg moments, ‘like oh my gosh the audience is going to love this.’ You know, we’re in a dojo together,”She said it.
Lively said that Zabka approached her about the possibility of Jessica reprising her role on Cobra Kai.
“We’ve been texting, and I’ve been like Billy! You know, I need to be on this show. You know it must happen. It has to happen… I think it would be so much fun,”She said it.
Lively Clarified That Jessica Was Not Daniel Larusso’s Girlfriend
The co-hosts of the podcast, Al Sotto and Cachi McFly, stated that she should join the show’s cast as Jessica was the romantic lead of the third installment in the Karate Kid film franchise. Lively clarified that Daniel was initially supposed to be her romantic lead, but it was changed after Ralph Macchio was 10 more years older than the actress.
“I was scripted to be the girlfriend, but then the age difference was so awkward that they ended up changing it so that I would just be his friend… Especially at the time, you know, I was 16 he was quite a bit older than me then. He was married. I was just a teenager,”Lively.
During the interview she also mentioned that she was a fan before joining the cast of Karate Kid films.
“When I got [the part], oh my gosh, I thought it was the greatest thing on the planet. Because well Karate Kid was just — growing up I mean I loved that movie so much and when I auditioned for the third one I couldn’t believe it,”She said it.
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