He Has Regrets About Elisabeth Shue

Ralph Macchio Has Regrets About Elisabeth Shue Leaving Karate Kid
Elisabeth Shue played Daniel LaRusso’s girlfriend Ali Mills in the first film — but not the sequels.

Ralph Macchio recently revealed in an interview with The Guardian that the producers of The Karate Kid II decided not to bring back Elisabeth Shue as Ali Mills, Daniel LaRusso’s girlfriend, because they wanted Daniel-san to be more of a James Bond-type, meeting new ladies in each movie. (He always seemed like an earnest, one-woman guy to us.)

Macchio says he wishes he’d at least called not called Elisabeth Shue at the time, to see how she felt about the decision, or going to the producers to express his concerns. “I dunno. They probably would have said to me, ‘Get outside, Macchio, and start practicing your karate kicks,’” he added. “Today, I think, there would be a different conversation.”

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