4 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About 'Famous in Love's Charlie DePew

4 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About 'Famous in Love's Charlie DePew

Charlie DePew is just one of the hot new stars in Freeform’s Famous in Love.

The actor plays Jake Salt, one of Paige’s BFFs, who are there to keep her grounded while she’s experiencing a complete fairytale.

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In Charlie‘s new interview with NKD mag, we learned four things about him that truly surprised us.

Check them out below:

  • – He’s starred with Bella Thorne before
  • It’s true! Charlie was a guest star on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! in the pilot episode. As we all know, Bella starred as Cece in the show.

    “That was in the seventh grade,” he says. “Who knew I would be working with Bella again?”

  • – He started an Instagram advertising company
  • Along with a few friends, Charlie founded Respark, a company that specializes in social media promotion and app development.

    “My buddies and I started managing themed Instagram accounts our senior year [in high school] and we wanted to change the game of advertising,” he reveals. “That’s what Respark does. We also came up with a new product that’s still in development but will hopefully be out in June.”

    The app, called Toy Box, will be a platform where you’ll be able to play integrated games for prizes and freebies. Cool!

  • – He only landed the role of Jake after a casting shakeup
  • When the show was first casting, he went in for the role, but didn’t end up getting a part. But then, after the show shot the pilot, the role of Jake needed to be recast.

    “Three weeks into their new casting call, they had already seen 1,500+ different guys. They ended up calling me said they wanted me back for a studio test which actually turned out to be a chemistry read with Bella. The next night, I was set to chemistry read with Carter [Jenkins] and things did not go well. At all. I walked out of the room feeling super defeated but the casting director ran out and asked me to come back because she thought I could do better.”

    Good thing for him (and us!) that the next time, it went much better.

  • – He was almost Archie Andrews on Riverdale
  • No, seriously.

    After he was initially passed over for Jake, Charlie had auditioned for Riverdale.

    “It was between me and KJ Apa and I think we all know how that ended up,” Charlie says. “After that, I was really ready to just step away from acting for a while; thank God I didn’t quit when I thought I would because everything worked out the way that it was meant to.”

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    Photos: Catherine Powell/NKD Mag, Freeform
    Posted to: Charlie DePew, Magazine
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