Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray Spills Behind-the-Scenes Secrets About the Musical Episode

Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray Spills Behind-the-Scenes Secrets About the Musical Episode

Ashleigh Murray is dishing some behind-the-scenes tidbits about that epic Riverdale musical episode!

The actress opened up about the filming process during a new interview with Elle.

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“You know, it was tough. On everybody. All around,” she said. “Most of us are not trained dancers. And we also didn’t get to learn the choreography together as a group. That whole opening sequence, where we’re all on stage with the chairs and the big circle and everything, the day that we shot it was the first time each and every one of us were in the same room at the same time doing the choreography together.”

“It came out so wonderful,” she added. “The crew was awesome. For me, it was also very nostalgic because I started out in theater, musical theater. I haven’t done it in a while. It made me miss it.”

Ashleigh also shared her thoughts on Josie forgiving Cheryl for traumatizing her.

“Josie forgiving Cheryl, it’s one of those things—I remember in high school, whenever I got into a tiff or had some issue with a friend, oftentimes it wouldn’t last that long,” she said. “Mostly because sometimes it’s easier to forgive them, and it takes so much more energy to be upset and to be mad. Sometimes all you’re looking for is an apology.”

Click inside to hear what else she had to say…

“I think even in that scene I tried to convey a gradual acceptance,” she continued. “Because at the end of the day, they were best friends. And, you know, the sad thing is a lot of young people when they’re dealing with their sexuality, they don’t know what any of it means and then when they do start to find out and society tells them that’s wrong, oftentimes they do lash out, because they’re hurting. That doesn’t make it right, but it’s coming from a place of pain. All we want is to be loved and accepted and forgiven for their mistakes. And I feel like Cheryl—she’s gone through a lot. She deserves some forgiveness, too.”

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