From the beginning of Riverdale, you could tell that there was something else about Cheryl and Jason Blossom’s relationship.
So, when Madelaine Petsch referred to it as a sort of twincest, it kind of made sense.
“It’s that he’s the only person who’s ever shown her unconditional love, and [he’s] the only person she’s ever unloaded unconditional love back to,” Madelaine shared with TVLine.
She added then, “So it’s a very awkward, weird place for her when she loses him to realize she’s so in love with him and so obsessed with him because no one loves her like he did.”
Now, Madelaine is clearing up those comments that suggested Cheryl and Jason were more than just brother and sister.
“The word ‘twincest’ has been thrown around a lot,” she explains. “The way that I rationalized it was that it’s very clear that she grew up in a very, very dark family. The only light that she had was Jason, the only love that she ever felt was Jason.”
She continues, “Her parents never really showed her love, they didn’t really care about her, she turned to Jason for everything. The loss of him hurt her so badly, he was her person…There was no sexual connection.”
Stay tuned for a sneak peek at tonight’s all-new Riverdale episode.