Vanessa Rubio, who plays Carmen in Cobra Kai, is proud of the Karate Kid series' Latino inclusion

The actress who plays Carmen Diaz in Cobra Kai discusses how proud she is to portray the Latino community in the show and how they do it.

Tomorrow, Netflix will release the fourth season of Cobra Kai, a sequel to The Karate Kid that continues the battle between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso 34 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate championship.

Cobra Kai made the transition to Netflix for its third season and beyond after two seasons on YouTube, but without losing the large ensemble that has helped the series succeed.

Vanessa Rubio, who plays Carmen Diaz, Miguel Diaz's mother and Johnny Lawrence's love interest, is one of them (William Zabka).

Rubio expressed her gratitude and pride to be able to represent the Latino community at Cobra Kai in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Only 3.5 percent of film and television roles in the United States are of Latino representation, according to the actress, and many of them are clichés that do not accurately reflect the majority of Latino families in the United States.

Vanessa Rubio is proud of how the Diaz family is depicted in Cobra Kai, claiming that it could perfectly exist in real life: a single mother caring for her child with the assistance of her grandma.

She also emphasizes how well she and Xolo Mariduea work together on television, understanding how to represent their culture without resorting to clichés.

Carmen Diaz's character has grown significantly from the first season, not only in her connection with Johnny Lawrence, but also during Miguel's rehabilitation from his injury at the end of season 2.

Vanessa Rubio will reprise her role as this long-suffering mother who sees how the karate world both helps and hurts her son in equal measure in Season 4 of Cobra Kai.

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