On the television show “Cobra Kai,” Courtney Henggeler is virtually the only character that never gives anyone a roundhouse kick. If you don’t believe me, simply ask Martin Kove how powerful her smack is. Henggeler, who is undoubtedly underrepresented in the ensemble show even though she steals more than her fair share of scenes as Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) wife Amanda LaRusso on Netflix’s “Karate Kid” sequel series, plays Amanda LaRusso.
However, she makes the most of the opportunities presented to her, and boy, did Samantha LaRusso’s (Mary Mouser) mother have a moment in Season 3. “That was most certainly not an actor moment for me; that most certainly wasn’t like, ‘He is Kreese, and you are Amanda.'” He literally just fucked around with your family.
Henggeler told TheWrap that when he slapped Kreese (Kove) in his dojo, Kreese’s response was not “like, get this done” but rather “that was not what was occurring.” “I was like, ‘Oh my God. It looks like I’m going to have to slap him. ‘Don’t f— up the stunt,’ meaning something along the lines of this being the major stunt that was given to me.
They said something to the effect of, “Oh, you get to perform a stunt this season.” I thought to myself, “What am I doing?? ‘They were like, ‘You’re slapping Kreese.’ And I was like, ‘Or a kick?! “And they were like, ‘Eh, slap.’ And they brought in a stunt coordinator for it, which increased the intensity.”
In contrast to the comedic value that “Cobra Kai” viewers have grown to love from Amanda’s scenes — or to the equivalent charm that a TV editor gets to like from a Zoom with Courtney — it was one heck of a dramatic moment. “I just couldn’t get over my nerves… Because Marty has pulled off how many stunts in his life?
He was incredibly kind and kind, and he was constantly saying things like, “Whatever you need.” Do you want to continue honing your skills? “And I was like, ‘No, let’s just get in there,'” she recalled during our video conversation. “And I was like, ‘No, let’s just get in there.
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“But I felt like all I wanted to do was do a decent job, so at that point, I was not an actress. I was definitely just like a human being saying, ‘I hope this looks cool.'” It did, even though the final take most likely caused some unease at the table where craft services were being provided.
“In the last take, I ended up hitting him, even though I wasn’t intended to. “They say that you’re not supposed to stop a stunt ever if you make contact because then not only have you hurt somebody, but you’ve also ruined the shot, so don’t do both,” Henggeler said.
“And they say that you’re not supposed to stop a stunt ever if you make contact because then not only have you hurt somebody, but you’ve also ruined the shot.” “I unequivocally made full contact with his face, with the entirety of my hand. And at that moment, I was thinking, “Oh no, don’t destroy the photo!” “