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Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, the stars of Netflix's "Cobra Kai," talk to Yahoo Entertainment about reuniting with Elisabeth Shue season 3.
ALI MILLS: Hi, Johnny.
JOHNNY LAWRENCE: Ali. Hey.
ALI MILLS: Hey. Awkward hug out of the way.
JOHNNY LAWRENCE: All right.
KEVIN POLOWY: What was it like for you guys to have Elizabeth Shue back in the full of it and on set with you guys?
RALPH MACCHIO: It was great. Every actor who was in the original film, and even in part two in the case of Tamlyn Tomita the Yuji Okumoto who did such a beautiful job with the Okinawa section of this season. There's a connection. There's an unspoken chemistry that we all have, and everyone brings their best to it. You feel a responsibility to what got you here, and so playing those scenes and figuring out with the Daniel and Ali part of it, just speaking from that, because her character was so written off in a line of dialogue.
DANIEL LARUSSO: You know what else she does? She tells me that she's just fallen in love with some football player from UCLA.
RALPH MACCHIO: And so we had to make sense out of that and play that. And we did, and there was just a little bit of magic once again. And the goodbye scene between LaRusso and Ali is really sweet and endearing, and when I turn to leave, there's just a look on her face that has that rich nostalgia of warmth.
ALI MILLS: I'm so happy I got to see you. Oh, and Amanda.
DANIEL LARUSSO: Yeah.
ALI MILLS: Don't screw that up.
DANIEL LARUSSO: No. OK, got it.
WILLIAM ZABKA: I think I lived every everybody's fantasy of being Daniel LaRusso at Golf N' Stuff with Ali Mills on his arm, you know?
ALI MILLS: Let's take a selfie.
JOHNNY LAWRENCE: All right. Selfie?
ALI MILLS: OK.
JOHNNY LAWRENCE: All right.
ALI MILLS: Ready?
JOHNNY LAWRENCE: Yeah.
ALI MILLS: Get close.
WILLIAM ZABKA: To kind of recreate those moments was so much fun, and we just laughed the whole time. She's awesome-- Elizabeth, Lisa-- she's great. And we were good friends. We made the film and lost touch over the years. And it was very natural. Like Ralph said, it was just an instant chemistry.
She didn't have to come back, though. I mean, they put it out there for her to come back, but it had to make sense for her, and it had to be right. She's an artist, a great actress, and she took her time and made sure that it made sense. So it was a big deal for her to put Ali back on.
It was amazing. I loved working with her, and the stuff with Ralph and Lisa and I at the country club Christmas party is-- it was like it might as well happen in real life. So many years behind us, but it's with us today, and we're jostling each other, and it's all this stuff. And that's probably one of my favorite moments, if not my favorite moment almost in season three.
JOHNNY LAWRENCE: I needed this.
ALI MILLS: I did, too.