The biggest take away? Jughead is probably headed for a breakdown (since you know, his dad was just arrested for murder).
“I think obviously as time goes on and these characters get darker and darker and the secrets get more and more revealed, he’s one of those characters that’s going to really struggle like the rest of the town and dealing with the fact that this town can be a place of legitimate darkness,” Cole says.
He adds, “But he’s experiencing it very first hand, which of course is going to be even more complicated. I think narratively, Jughead’s most touching narrative is Episode 12. Episode 11 is a very heavy Jughead episode, but Episode 12 is even more so.”
The adaptation to the 1983 original follows Julie (Jessica Rothe), a sweet-natured San Fernando Valley girl whose world and values are rocked when she falls hard for Randy (Josh Whitehouse), a punk rocker from Hollywood.
Ashleigh is set to play Loryn, a high-energy, spacey and boy-crazy popular girl. Logan is Mickey a preppy, popular, tennis star and Julie’s boyfriend.
Meanwhile Chloe plays Karen, a Queen bee, Valley girl who’s obsessed with status and overcompensates for her lack of charisma by ruling the school with an iron fist.
The Riverdale talent recently revealed that she was completely broke before booking her role as Josie on the show.
“I was $4,700 behind in rent. I lived in New York City, so it was a lot of money. And I was just about to take a break from acting for about six months, until I could get myself back on my feet financially, and then hit the ground running,” Ashleigh told Collider.com. “This was my last audition. So, I went on the audition, and the next day, I was on my way home from the grocery store with $12 in my bank account. I had to call my mom and ask her for an extra $5 because the last of it went to food at Whole Foods, just so that I could get home.”
Ashleigh also said, “This was my first big audition for pilot season, and I was so broke. I didn’t have money to do my laundry, so I was washing my clothes in my bathroom sink. And then, I ran up the street and begged the guy at the laundry mat that I go to, all the time, to please let me dry my clothes there because I had a big audition the next morning. So, he let me dry my clothes for free. I stayed up all night, printing out resumes and headshots.”
Pictured: Ashleigh is all smiles while attending an AOL Build Series event on Monday (March 20) in New York City.