KJ Apa Reveals That He Actually Wanted To Be an Accountant Before Becoming an Actor

KJ Apa Reveals That He Actually Wanted To Be an Accountant Before Becoming an Actor

Some wanted to be doctors, or lawyers before getting bit by the acting bug, but for KJ Apa, it was accounting.

Speaking with The Last Magazine in a new feature, the Riverdale star revealed that he actually did think accounting was his future.

“I wanted to be an accountant for a long time,” he laughs. “I wanted to play rugby and music was also a massive part of my life, but thinking realistically, I thought I’d go to university and study business and be an accountant.”

But, he took a detour to a modeling agency (where his mom worked) and ended up on New Zealand’s Shortland Street instead.

“I pretty much learned everything that I know on that show,” KJ adds. “I had no idea about the industry, I had no idea how things worked on set, I had no idea how to act, so it was a massive learning curve for me. It forced me to grow up pretty fast.”

If KJ ended up as an accountant, we’d have a massive portfolio.

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Photos: Daria Kobayashi Ritch/The Last Magazine
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