We’re definitely not complaining – it’s a hot pic! And it looks like it was KJ (not Archie) that got his hand injured.
In a new interview, KJ recalled his audition for the lead role of the series.
“I’d just come over from New Zealand, and Riverdale was my first audition,” he shared. “So I remember going to the studio, auditioning with Dave, and it was kind of nothing. Nothing was really there, nothing happened.”
But they decided to bring him in again — good choice!
“K.J. read for us and he was immediately Archie Andrews,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said. “It was the right combination of earnestness and edge. And he played the guitar like a dream.”