16 'Riverdale' Facts More Shocking Than Betty's Strip Tease

Diply 31 Jan 2018

There's something about Riverdale that leaves me always wanting more.

Maybe it's the brooding teenagers and the building tension, or maybe it's the constant parade of half-naked, chiseled Greek gods...I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

Regardless, I can't get enough of this show and need to know anything and everything about it.

1. Camilla Mendes (Veronica) and Cole Sprouse (Jughead) attended NYU at the same time, and while Camila recalls seeing him around campus, Cole admitted he didn't remember her.

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Yikes, talk about awkward. I would hope they'd remember each other now.

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2. This is Camilla Mendes' first ever onscreen role. 

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The posh star behind Veronica had just graduated from NYU when she landed her spot on the hit show, and can we just say, "Jealous!"

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3. Cheryl herself admitted on Instagram that she was a huge fan of Archie comics growing up. Weren't we all?

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Madelaine Petsch was basically all of us.

If you don't have a stack of worn-out Archie's Double Digest magazines somewhere in a basement, I'm not sure we can be friends.

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4. As much as we would love it, Cole doesn't want his twin brother, Dylan, to appear on the show.

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We'll have to watch reruns of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody if we want to see these brothers act alongside one another, which we're still okay with.

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5. KJ Apa is all about the Archie and Betty ship, so excuse us while we climb aboard. 

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The man behind Archie said, "If there was any relationship that I would ship for, it would be Archie and Betty."

We're going to pick our jaws up from off the floor now.

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6. Vanessa Morgan, who plays Toni Topaz, started receiving death threats when fans learned that she could be the reason for Betty and Jughead breaking up. 

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I mean, she kind of was the reason for literally one second, but there's no need to get violent, y'all! Totally not cool.

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7. Even though he's the bulkiest of the core four cast members, KJ Apa is the youngest at the age of 20.

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The rest of Archie's gang is just a little older than Apa. Cole Sprouse is 25, Lili Reinhart is 21, and Camila Mendes is 23.Color me shook.

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8. Madelaine Petschauditioned for the role of Betty, but producers already knew they wanted her to play Cheryl, because how can you not?

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I can't imagine anyone else delivering the words, "Pray tell."

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9. All of the episodes are named after movies, which also offers a small clue as to what's going to happen in the episode. 

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So you're telling me if there's an episode named, "Carrie," whoever wins prom queen should probably watch out, right?

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10. Lili Reinhart has been open and vocal about her depression and anxiety as well as the fact that she uses medication and therapy to manage her mental well-being.

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The actress has become an advocate for seeking help when it comes to mental health.

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11. Ashleigh Murray (Josie) had $12 in her bank account when she auditioned for Riverdale.

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The actress said, "I was just about to take a break from acting for about six months, until I could get myself back on my feet financially."

Lucky for us, she didn't end up taking that break!

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12. The aerial shots of the town are the same ones used for Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls and Rosewood in Pretty Little Liars.

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These towns all have the same thing in common: Drama.

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13. KJ Apa is a brunette, and he had his skin burned when they were testing out Archie's hair color.

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They tried dyeing Apa's eyebrows to make the color more natural, and he said, "They ended up bleaching my eyebrows, and I had two holes — they burnt into my skin." Ouch!

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14. Cole Sprouse isn't the only cast member to have appeared on Friends. Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge) was in an episode as one of Joey's costars on Days of Our Lives. 

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It's no surprise that she can pull off those dramatic lines.

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15. KJ Apa once appeared alongside superstar musician Ed Sheeran when he had a role on Shortland Street, a New Zealand soap opera. 

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My only questions are: Why am I just learning about this now, and where can I binge all of KJ's episodes?!

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16. Cole Sprouse was originally asked to audition for the role of Archie, but he chose Jughead since he's more of an outsider, and honestly, Cole, same. 

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We so get you, our little weirdo.

SHARE if you're even more in love with this show after learning all of these little tidbits?

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