Cobra Kai Interview: Dallas Young, Oona O’Brien and Griffin Santopietro

“It was fun to explore both sides of the bully-victim situation.”

Cobra Kai Season 5 is debuts on Netflix this Friday. Ahead of the official release, ComingSoon spoke with Dallas Dupree Young, Oona O’Brien and Griffin Santopietro about what’s coming next. The young cast members hinted at a small part of their characters’ development process, recalled their fondest memories from the set and more.

“After the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Season 5 finds Terry Silver expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his ‘No Mercy’ style of karate the only game in town,” reads the synopsis. “With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence putting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help.”

Tudor Leonte: Dallas, we see an evolution in Kenny, who doesn’t look up to Robbie anymore and dedicates body and soul to Cobra Kai. What’s the best moment fans will see in Season 5?

Dallas Dupree Young: I think the best moment definitely has to be this fight sequence that really happens and it shapes who Kenny is as a leader. It also just changes his mentality Cobra Kai, because of course he doesn’t listen to Tanner, who plays Robbie, of course. He has largely begun to shape himself and find his own identity as a leader.

Griffin, one of the first scenes of Cobra Kai season 5, sees Anthony getting some retribution from Kenny in a water park. What was it like to be a victim for once?

Griffin Santopietro: It was really fun. We talked a little bit today that it’s almost more fun to play the victim in some of these cases. Dallas and I are good friends, so it was a lot of fun getting covered in all these pool rings. I think for Dallas and I, as actors, it was fun to explore both sides of the bully-victim situation.

Oona, what is your fondest memory from the Season 5 set?

Oona O’Brien: Every day was so much fun, but I think the water park scene was a lot of fun to film because after we wrapped, we all got to jump in the lazy river and swim. We also hang out with these guys every day, we had lunch together, we played a lot of frisbee, everything.

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