Almost everyone is loving Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones as a couple on Riverdale…even Archie!
KJ Apa opened up about why the Bughead relationship works for the show.
“I think they genuinely like each other and I think they are finding something with each other that they can latch onto,” KJ shared in a new interview…however, expect Archie to get a little bit jealous about it.
“As Archie, I think he wants what he can’t have and it’s kind of a weird thing because they totally switched on who likes who,” he adds. “I think he really does show that he likes Betty, but the whole ironic triangle thing is coming back and you’ll really see it coming in effect soon.”
In reality though, KJ is rooting for Bughead. “I think Lili and Cole have a lot of good chemistry that you can see on screen and I think it works very well for their characters.”
“I do think Veronica’s really good for Archie,” she shared. “I know I’m biased!”
Camila also shared about just why Veronica is the better choice, over Betty.
“There are so many sweet scenes. I feel like they’re exploring this darker side of Archie, and he’s dealing with the darkness of Riverdale,” she explains. “I think Veronica plays into that. She’s seen a darker world; she’s not from Riverdale. She’s seen some shit. She’s been through shit. If anyone can help him through whatever he’s going through, it’s her.”
She adds, “She’s kind of the strength in his life—or she’s stability. She can also recognize his…I think both of them are a little bit impulsive and a little bit unstable.”
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Just recently, KJ dished about the murder mystery aspect of the show.
“It adds a lot to the subversity and the darkness of the show because it’s so different from what people are used to reading in the comics,” he shared. “It’s a rude awakening — it’s going to be for a lot of the fans, and I think it adds a lot more interest to the show.”
So, who does KJ think killed Jason? “Every time you come up with an idea of who it is, you read the next script and your idea completely changes. I’ve got no idea…I can’t wait to find out.”
“Before I became involved with it, I wasn’t familiar with Archie at all, but I think, because of how famous the Betty and Archie thing is, I would love to see Betty and Archie get together,” KJ told Vulture. “I think it’s so iconic and everyone kind of wants that. If there was any relationship that I would ship for, it would be Archie and Betty, which is kind of a classic, iconic relationship.”