Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, and William Zabka majorly headlined the list of characters in the Karate Kid movie franchise. The saga of the underdogs continued as the franchise had a spin-off which was first aired in the year 2018. The show was an unlikely hit with its four top-tier seasons. Following them, we have the new Cobra Kai season 5 which is to land on Netflix today. However, Academy Award nominee, Pat’s Mister Miyagi’s journey in the saga was short-lived as the actor left us all in the year 2005 due to a tragic death.
As hard as it was for us to bid him goodbye, it was even more difficult for the cast members to leave him behind. Nevertheless, they haven’t been able to do that. Mister Miyagi remains interwoven in the entire show and has always been a guiding light to everyone along with Ralph Macchio’s Daniel. Recently, the star cast of the show, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka spoke a few words about the late actor. Here is everything about it that we would like to share.
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka miss Pat Morita on the release of Cobra Kai Season 5
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in an interview with ET talked about their journey and the success of the Emmy-nominated series. Especially about how Mister Miyagi would feel about the show’s season 5 had he been here with us today. Upon being asked, Zabka replied, “He’s watching it from somewhere,” following which, Macchio added, “I think he would love it”.
Both the actors were in accord with the fact that Pat Morita was a sublime blessing to the team. Hence, they feel his presence all the time on sets. Like he is always there with them, even if he is not, for real.
The stars were seen in a deep sense of regret and grief for not having their brilliant co-star or more appropriately, the sensei with them on the screen. In the flow, they affirmed that it would have been the blast of the year had he been present today. Zabka tells us more about how funny and dramatic Mister Miyagi used to be on set. Despite his intricate attention to detail and proficient acting on screen, it was always fun to have him around.
The stars were quite overwhelmed while they were talking about Pat. However, they shook it off as they had to and talked more about the upcoming season of Cobra Kai, tomorrow.
Do you miss Mister Miyagi as well? How do you think the show would have been if it had Pat Morita? Do let us know in the comments below.