“Cobra Kai”: the true origin of the Hawk crest and why the kiss with Moon was so rare

The main question of the fourth installment of “Cobra KaiWas who would become the new tournament champion. Although Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) made an alliance, in the end they competed to separate against John Kreese and Terry Silver, resulting in their defeat, as the rival dojo won in the skills and female category. , while Miyagi-Do stayed with the male category thanks to Hawk.

Eli ‘Hawk’ Moskowitz is one of the characters that has evolved the most throughout the four seasons of the series of Netflix. He went from being bullied to bully, then vindicated himself and became the men’s champion at the last All Valley Karate Tournament.

In fact, young actor Jacob Bertrand spoke about his character’s growth in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. In addition, he revealed details and anecdotes about the behind the scenes of the fourth season of “Cobra Kai”.

Hawk became the All Valley champion in season 4 of "Cobra Kai" (Photo: Netflix)
Hawk became the All Valley champion in season 4 of “Cobra Kai” (Photo: Netflix)

THE TRUTH ABOUT ELI’S MOHAWK

The actor who plays Hawk said that it is his real hair, or at least, it almost always has been. “Actually season 4 is the only season that not everything was my hair, because I wore extensions”He explained to EW.

It had black roots and my hair was dyed red, and then I had a little extension. My mohawk was maybe 5 to 6 inches, and then my final mohican when they put the extension in, it was like 8 or 9 inches. [de alto]. But at the end of season 3 when I have a crest I actually had a 20 inch crest that was all my real hair”He added.

Bertrand was so comfortable with his crest that when he wasn’t wearing it he felt a difference in his movements: “The funny thing is, I really felt a difference when I was fighting. All the different head movements you have to do, I’m so used to doing it with 8 inches of rock solid hair on top of my head. Doing it without it definitely felt very light, and it was very peculiar having to move without a mohawk. And I also felt that I had lost a little bit of confidence”.

Hawk changed the color of his crest several times in "Cobra Kai" (Photo: Netflix)
Hawk changed the color of his crest several times in “Cobra Kai” (Photo: Netflix)

THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE KISS

After losing his hair, Eli lost his confidence, but shortly before his fight against Robby he regained it thanks to a kiss from Moon (Hannah Kepple). Although the scene was applauded by fans of “Cobra Kai”, Jacob Bertrand revealed that it was very awkward.

There was a fairly large crowd. It was weird. I mean, I don’t know, I haven’t kissed much [en la pantalla], so I still try to feel it and feel, you know, 100 percent comfortable with that … It still feels strange to me to be kissing, like, a random person who is not a couple. I’m still not a pro at that”, He confessed.

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