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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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    Riker Lynch Hits 'Pirates of The Caribbean' Premiere & Didn't Dress Up in Costume!

    Riker Lynch Hits 'Pirates of The Caribbean' Premiere & Didn't Dress Up in Costume!

    You better believe that Riker Lynch was on the carpet for the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales premiere last night in Hollywood.

    A huge fan of the film franchise, JJJ is actually really surprised that Riker was dressed up in costume for this!

    Also spotted on the red carpet were Baby Daddy‘s Tahj Mowry and Famous in Love‘s Charlie De Pew, along with Anthony De La Torre, who plays the young Jack Sparrow in the films.

    Anthony brought along his girlfriend, Lana Condor, for the big event and was seen meeting Johnny Depp for the first time there.

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    Famous In Love's Pepi Sonuga Revealed A Big Secret About Tangey

    Famous In Love's Pepi Sonuga Revealed A Big Secret About Tangey

    In the first draft of Famous in Love‘s television script, Tangey was actually pregnant!

    Star Pepi Sonuga revealed this major secret in an Instagram last night.

    “When I booked my role in @famousinlovetv, Tangey was 8 months pregnant and ‘missing’ (hiding from the press),” she wrote with a behind-the-scenes pic of her fake baby bump.

    She added, “When we got picked up and went to series, the pregnancy storyline got scratched. This is why Tangey is not in the pilot. Those scenes were cut out.”

    We definitely did NOT know this!

    Pepi is also pictured below with co-stars Niki Koss, Georgie Flores, Carter Jenkins, Charlie DePew and Keith Powers at the OK Magazine Summer Kickoff Party in Los Angeles.

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    Bella Thorne & 'Famous in Love' Co-Star Charlie DePew Get Matching Tattoos

    Bella Thorne & 'Famous in Love' Co-Star Charlie DePew Get Matching Tattoos

    Famous in Love co-stars Bella Thorne and Charlie DePew spend a lot of time together — and now they have the matching ink to prove it!

    Bella is, of course, no stranger to ink, but for Charlie, this was his inaugural tattoo, and he trusted Bella to be his support system during it.

    She brought her sister Dani Thorne and her friend Kyra Santoro along, Twist reports. “Charlie‘s getting his first tat,” Bella captioned a Snapchat of Charlie, who is grinning big with anticipation.

    What was that tattoo? A smiley face!

    Bella and Charlie (and Dani and Kyra!) now have matching smiley tattoos, Bella‘s on her forearm and Charlie‘s on the inside of his ankle.

    Looks like these on-screen roommates are IRL besties as well.

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    Famous in Love's Charlie DePew Lost 'Riverdale' Role to KJ Apa

    Famous in Love's Charlie DePew Lost 'Riverdale' Role to KJ Apa

    Charlie DePew is the definition of charming in this new feature for NKD magazine.

    The 20-year-old actor opens up about his new show Famous in Love and how he got the role. Check it:

    On first working with co-star Bella Thorne on Shake It Up: That was in the seventh grade. Who knew I would be working with Bella again?

    On how he landed the part of Jake: I sent a taped audition and three months later, I got a call saying they wanted me to test for Jake Salt. I didn’t end up getting the part and in December of 2015, after the pilot was shot, they found out that the show was picked up but that the cast was put on hold. There ended up being a re-cast for the character of Jake and I knew this was my second shot.

    On auditioning for Riverdale: After losing the role the first time, I actually went out and auditioned for The CW. It was between me and KJ Apa and I think we all know how that ended up. After that, I was really ready to just step away from acting for awhile; thank God I didn’t quit when I thought I would because everything worked out the way that it was meant to.

    For more on Charlie, visit NKDMag.com.

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    Bella Thorne Debuts New Blonde Hair at Nylon Young Hollywood Party

    Bella Thorne Debuts New Blonde Hair at Nylon Young Hollywood Party

    Bella Thorne has switched up her hair color once again!

    The 19-year-old Famous in Love actress debuted her new blonde ‘do at Nylon’s Young Hollywood Party on Tuesday night (May 2) at Avenue in Los Angeles.

    Bella had documented the hair dying process on her Snapchat earlier that day, giving the new color the hashtags “highlighter” and “mint.”

    When Bella stepped out with her new hair, she was accompanied by Kyra Santoro as well as her Famous in Love co-stars – Charlie DePew, Georgie Flores, Carter Jenkins and Keith Powers.

    Other attendees at the event included Rowan Blanchard, Joey King, Danielle Panabaker, Emily Robinson and Madeline Brewer.

    FYI: Rowan is wearing Elie Saab. Emily is wearing a Shrimps dress with Yossi Harari earrings and Ileana Makri rings. Joey is wearing Chloé.

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    Bella Thorne Teases There's Another Romance Coming To 'Famous in Love' That Will Shock You

    Bella Thorne Teases There's Another Romance Coming To 'Famous in Love' That Will Shock You

    Are you ready for another love triangle on Famous in Love?

    We’re only one episode in and already Bella Thorne is teasing fans about another romance that’s coming on the show.

    “There’s another one we haven’t even introduced yet, so it’s going to be a big shocker for you guys!” she told Rotten Tomatoes.

    However, Bella has already picked a side — she’s all for Paige and Rainer (played by Carter Jenkins).

    “What a dope couple name, Raige,” she shared. “Are you kidding me? That’s so cool!”

    Bella, Carter, Keith Powers, Pepi Sonuga, Niki Koss, Georgie Flores and Charlie DePew are all pictured at the Freeform Upfronts in NYC.

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    Bella Thorne & 'Famous in Love' Cast Screen the Series Premiere in NYC!

    Bella Thorne & 'Famous in Love' Cast Screen the Series Premiere in NYC!

    The full cast of Famous in Love gathers for a screening of the series premiere on Tuesday afternoon (April 18) in New York City.

    Series creator I. Marlene King joined stars Carter Jenkins, Perrey Reeves, Charlie DePew, Bella Thorne, Georgie Flores, Keith Powers, Pepi Sonuga, and Niki Koss at the screening for press and social media influencers.

    That same day, some of the cast stepped out to be interviewed at the Build Series.

    The entire first season of Famous in Love is now available to binge watch on the Freeform app, so start watching now!

    FYI: Pepi is wearing a Topshop top and skirt.

    30+ pictures inside of the cast doing pres in the Big Apple… More Here! »

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