Barrett Carnahan Almost Played Another ‘Cobra Kai’ Villain

During the third season of “Cobra Kai,” Barrett Carnahan performs a youthful model of the ruthless sensei John Kreese earlier than he goes down a darkish path. Prior to being cast as Young Kreese, the 28-year-old tried out for 2 different roles on the show.

Barrett Carnahan Revealed That He Almost Played Two Different Bullies on the Show

During a January interview, uploaded on the Cobra Kai Kid YouTube Channel, the actor revealed that he had auditioned to play the characters, Kyler (Joe Seo) and Brucks (Bo Mitchell). As “Cobra Kai” followers are conscious, the characters are widespread college students at West Valley High School and bully Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña)till he’s taught karate by Johnny Lawrence (William “Billy” Zabka).

“I had auditioned for ‘Cobra Kai’ twice earlier than. Once for Kyler… manner again in season 1. In 2017, I went in for an audition for Kyler and I received a callback and you already know, being a d**** type of comes I do not wish to say naturally but it surely does,” defined the 28-year-old.

He famous that whereas he “felt fairly good about” his audition, he “did not get it.” He then complimented Joe Seo’s portrayal of Kyler and said that he “killed it.” The actor went on to say that “solely a pair months later [he got] one other [audition] for ‘Cobra Kai'” to play Brucks. He revealed that he auditioned with the scene the place Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) invites her friends to use her family’s pool when her dad and mom are away.

“It was humorous and I simply went so excessive with it. And it was a blast. But then I received a name again for that once more and I used to be like I do not suppose I’m proper for both of those in order that they ended up going to who they went to, you already know, they crushed it,” recalled the actor.

Carnahan went again to audition for Young Kreese in 2019. According to the actor, he met with the show’s creators and govt producers Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg following his callback. During that session, he carried out the scene the place Kreese’s superior officer chokes him whereas they’re preventing.

“I keep in mind flexing my face and like making myself so crimson within the face so onerous in entrance of them that I began to black out. And then I pulled again and I type of like I stumbled there for a second and I noticed stars. Waited for what felt like a complete minute and I delivered the second line after which the scene ended,” mentioned the actor.

Carnahan Disclosed He Was Concerned About Playing Young Kreese

While chatting withComic Book Resourcesin January, Carnahan revealed that he had a couple of considerations about enjoying Young Kreese.

“So after I received the job, I used to be terrified as a result of all I may suppose was, ‘What if [the fans] do not like me? What if they do not consider me as Kreese?'” disclosed the actor.

He said, nonetheless, that after “Cobra Kai” season 3 premiered on Netflix, he has “seen nothing however positivity and love for the younger Kreese portrayal.”

“I simply wish to thank the followers for accepting me into the Miyagi-Verse with open arms. It’s been such a pleasure and I hope there’s extra,” mentioned the actor.

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