Masala: ‘Cobra Kai’ Star Alicia Hannah Kim Talks Epic Fight Scenes and Playing a Korean Character for the First Time

Alicia Hannah Kim is ready to fight her way into being the brand-new star on “Cobra Kai.”

Before kicking butt as sensei Kim Da-Eun, Alicia Hannah Kim made her television debut on “White Blue Collar” and later appeared on other television shows like “Minx,” “Alone Together,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Crash.” Now the Korean-Australian actress has landed a prominent role in season five of “Cobra Kai,” which started streaming Sep. 9.

“Cobra Kai” takes place after the events of the 1984 All-Valley Karate tournament in the cult classic film “The Karate Kid.” Decades later, the feud between Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) has reignited in the form of a new generation of karate students from their respective dojos. “Cobra Kai” also stars Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan and Merry Mouser.

During a recent interview with Character Media, Kim discusses the fighting style of her character, being a part of the epic final fight of season five, playing her first Korean character and more. “This is the first Korean character I’ve ever played in my career that feels significant to me,” Kim said. “That is such an opportunity for me to bring my authentic self to the roles.”

Catch the full interview above, and don’t forget to watch “Cobra Kai,” now streaming on Netflix!