I always respect actors who embrace their past, and one of my twitter followers is one such artist: an iconic actor from the 1980s, who still has a big following today: Ralph Macchio. Macchio, who must be drinking some cocktail with age defying powers, has no problem talking about a role that made his a household name, “The Karate Kid.”
As much as I was a “Karate Kid” fan, I think I’d choose two of Macchio’s other movies “the Outsiders” and “My Cousin Vinny” next time I’m looking for a Saturday night rental.
Anyway, I’ve been asked a few times recently where to find the interview that Kara Sundlun and I did with Macchio this past summer on Better Connecticut. Here it is: http://www.wfsb.com/global/category.asp?c=208507&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7511741
We also talked about his new project, his guest appearance on one of my favorite shows, Entourage, and the role he still wants to play.
If Macchio ever comes to Hartford, we’d love to have him on Better Connecticut in person. He’s a class act.