How 'Cobra Kai' season 2 led Hannah Kepple to her boyfriend Xolo Maridueña
Hannah Kepple is one of the recurring characters in the TV show. In an exclusive with MEAWW, she sheds light on her character evolution in the new season
Contains spoilers for 'Cobra Kai'
With 'Cobra Kai' season two being every bit of the runaway hit its predecessor was, the younger cast shed some light on what it was to be part of a successful series. Talking to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) Hannah Kepple, who plays Moon, got candid about her relationships, experiences and what it was to be a part of the martial arts show.
Kepple is currently dating Xolo Maridueña, who plays Miguel Diaz, one of the key characters in season two, which she confirmed to MEAWW. "Well, I am dating Xolo (Maridueña) who plays Miguel. Season 1, we were actually friends, a little flirty and then we started talking after season 1, and it clicked," she explained. When asked about having sequences opposite Maridueña, Kepple divulged that the duo did not have many scenes together. "But I love watching his character a lot and not being part of the same storyline helps," she added.
Kepple also said that she was excited for the relationships that bloom in the second season. Talking about her character, Kepple said that there would be lot more of her over the course of the series. "In season 2, Moon is going to be a lot more independent, having a new edge and exploring new options in her life," said Kepple. This was evident when Moon, who was dating Hawk in season 1, dumps him after he confronts his friend, Demetri, for giving Cobra Kai a low rating on Yelp and gets ready to attack him before Demetri is saved by Robbie and Sam (Tanner Buchanan and Mary Mouser).
Talking about her favorite storyline, Kepple highlighted that one of the episodes in season one where she shared screen space with Sam which focuses on helping people deal with cyber-bullying and lack of companionship was one of the most relevant scenes for her.
Kepple's Moon is a friend of one of the main characters, Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser). In the first season, Moon is introduced as a character who was complicit in bullying and also revealed to be dating Hawk (Eli Moskowitz) — a supporting character and the secondary antagonist in the last few episodes of season one and throughout season two.
'Cobra Kai' season two sees Sam and Robby develop a relationship while Miguel eventually starts going out with Tory Schwarber (Peyton List), who trains with him in the Cobra Kai dojo. It was seen that Miguel and Samantha are through with their relationship despite the fact that Miguel still has feelings for her.
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These young characters have evolved a lot over the two seasons and how their journey unfolds is one more question that needs to be answered in season 3, if there ever is one, that is.
'Cobra Kai' seasons one and two are currently available for streaming on YouTube Premium.