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'Cobra Kai' Writers Talk Possibly Bringing Hilary Swank's 'Karate Kid' Character To Series

There’s a chance that Hilary Swank might reprise her role as Julia Pierce in Cobra Kai.

The writers on the series, which is a continuation of the rivalry and friendship between Ralph Macchio‘s Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka‘s Johnny Lawrence, opened up about the chances of Hilary‘s Next Karate Kid character popping up on the Netflix series.

“We always say that our show takes place in the Miyagi-verse…in our minds, any story in which Mr. Miyagi was a character, with Pat Morita playing Mr. Miyagi I should say, is canon to our world,” co-creator Jon Hurwitz shared with CinemaBlend. “The Next Karate Kid is a part of our universe.”

He added, “We believe that the events of that movie happened…In terms of that movie, it has its pluses and minuses. One of the things that’s really special about it is it’s very early work for Hilary Swank and she’s gone on to be one of the great actors in Hollywood.”

“Her performance is great in that movie and her chemistry with Pat Morita is fantastic.”

Jon adds that Hilary‘s character is one of the many characters that they talk about in the writer’s room.

“So it’s obvious that we’ve spoken about Julie Pierce,” he shared. “As to whether or not she’ll return to the series, that’s something you’ll just have to wait to find out.”

Cobra Kai, seasons one, and two, are streaming now on Netflix. Season three is set to debut in January.

Find out what else is coming to Netflix in January here…

Hilary Swank Stars in 'Fatale' - Watch the Trailer!

Hilary Swank takes on a daring role in Fatale.

The Deon Taylor-directed film will be released on December 18.

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Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Danny Pino, Tyrin Turner and Damaris Lewis also star.

Here’s a plot summary: “After a wild one-night stand, Derrick (Ealy), a successful sports agent, watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers that the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for, is a determined police detective (Swank) who entangles him in her latest investigation. As he tries desperately to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life. Fatale is a suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller and an unpredictable game of cat and mouse where one mistake can change your life.”

Hilary Swank recently made headlines for clapping back at her followers. Find out why…

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Hilary Swank Claps Back at Follower Telling Her Not to Share Her Political Opinion

Hilary Swank is sticking up for herself.

The 46-year-old two-time Oscar winner took to her Instagram on Sunday (November 8) to repost a photo of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris posing with her great-nieces after giving her victory speech the night before.

“The first, but not the last: Vice President-elect @kamalaharris,” Hilary wrote with the post, quoting with Kamala said in her speech the night before.

One of Hilary‘s followers then took to the comments to call her out for sharing her political opinion.

“I don’t think it’s ever smart for celebrities to share their political opinions, 71 million Americans who voted for Trump this election…. Yeah focus…. Because social media and the news do not announce the election,” the follower wrote. “It’s different this time around because we have authoritarians in big tech censoring conservatives. You don’t need to demean yourself for being white. Just be chill.”

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Hilary Swank Speaks Out After Netflix Canceled 'Away'

Hilary Swank is speaking out with a message for fans after her Netflix series Away was canceled after just one season.

The news was a shock to fans as the show seemed to be a big hit for the streaming service. It was in the Top 10 chart for weeks.

“Love and hope will always remain my ‘North Star’ 🌟 It was an incredible journey my compadres. 🧑🏿‍🚀👩🏽‍🚀🧑🏼‍🚀🧑🏽‍🚀 And thank YOU to all my extraordinary followers who watched and supported our beautiful show. Wish we were showing you Mars! Until the next one ✌🏽,” Hilary said.

Talitha Bateman, who played Lex, commented on the post and said, “So grateful I got to play your daughter. You did such an incredible job.❤️✨”

Netflix has already canceled more than 20 shows in 2020.

Netflix Axes Hilary Swank Starrer 'Away' After One Season

Away didn’t survive the mission.

Netflix has decided to not move forward with a second season of the space travel series which starred Hilary Swank, Deadline revealed.

While there was no reason given, the series, which also starred Vivian Wu, Mark Ivanir, Ray Panthaki and Ato Essandoh, as well as Josh Charles and Talitha Bateman.

Away centered on astronaut Emma Green, who prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, and must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband and teenage daughter when they need her the most.

As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex.

Away‘s first season is still streaming on Netflix.

The series joins all these other shows that were cancelled by the streamer this year…

Hilary Swank Says Trans Actors Would Have Been 'A Lot More Right' for 'Boys Don't Cry'

Hilary Swank is reflecting on one of her most iconic roles.

The 46-year-old actress opened up about her Best Actress Oscar-winning turn as Brandon Teena in Boy’s Don’t Cry back in 1999 in an interview with Variety.

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“Trans people weren’t really walking around in the world saying, ‘Hey, I’m trans.’ Twenty-one years later, not only are trans people having their lives and living, thankfully, [although] we still have a long way to go in their safety and their inclusivity, but we now have a bunch of trans actors who would obviously be a lot more right for the role and have the opportunity to actually audition for the role,” she said of the role.

She also opened up about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new inclusion standards, going fully into effect in 2024, to include diverse talent.

“In order to create change and to really make people tell stories that represent the world in which we live in — which is a colorful world full of all different types of people — rules like that need to be set. There are so many stories in my 29 years of being in this business that have been told from a white straight male’s point-of-view, and it does a great disservice to people who are living in the world because they don’t get to see themselves represented on the screen in a way that makes them feel seen and heard.”

A fellow Oscar winner recently apologized for considering a trans role.

Hilary Swank Reveals She Developed Claustrophobia from Her 'Away' Spacesuit

Hilary Swank is opening up about the difficult time she had while playing Emma Green on the Netflix series Away.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress revealed in a new Instagram post that she has never had a phobia in her life, but she developed claustrophobia on set because the spacesuit she had to wear.

“I have never, not once in my life, had a phobia. Until now. And I’m gonna be honest, I never understood them, I always thought ‘get over it, it’s just a spider, etc. walk away.’ Until l, of course myself, became severely claustrophobic,” Hilary wrote in her post. “To the point my entire body broke out in sweat and I was drenched within 30 seconds and my face looked like a very ripe tomato…and I almost passed out while trying on my finished spacesuit and helmet for the first time. It is not just mental, it is very physical.”

“BUT, our mental minds do control a lot, if not everything. After six months, I was not able to overcome my claustrophobia, but I was able to come to a type of meeting of the minds with it. When we calm our minds and sit with the fear, NOT try and push it away, we can sit with it in a different way, that makes it ‘doable,’” she continued.

“Playing an astronaut in AWAY made me push into the sharp edges in a way I never thought it would. This was such an important lesson for me…in so many ways,” Hilary concluded. “I hope that in sharing this you might feel less alone in whatever it is that takes over your mind and therefore body. Be patient with yourself.”

The showrunner of Away recently cleared up some confusion fans had about the final moments of the season, plus some details have been revealed for potential season two plans.

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