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KJ Apa's 'Riverdale' Audition Wasn't A Typical Audition

KJ Apa's 'Riverdale' Audition Wasn't A Typical Audition

When KJ Apa auditioned for Riverdale, he did something that not a lot of people would actually do — he played a song.

“I don’t know if it was essential that the character needed to play the guitar or be somewhat musical,” the New Zealand-born actor shared in a recent interview about going out for Archie. “But it was scripted in the pilot that he likes to write music and stuff.”

KJ continues, “I remember in the screen test I took my guitar and just casually walked in. I told them I was going to play them a song before I did the scene. They didn’t really have a choice and I just did it. (laughs)”

He adds, “I knew it was something that they would like to see.”

We’re thinking this is something that definitely won him the role.

If you missed the news, KJ will actually be honored with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Saturn Awards this year.

He and Riverdale are also up for a few other awards as well!

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Riverdale's KJ Apa Reveals How He Really Got the Scar on His Head

Riverdale's KJ Apa Reveals How He Really Got the Scar on His Head

KJ Apa has quickly become one of our favorite new stars, and rightfully so.

Many fans, JJJ included, are obsessed with the Riverdale star — and you might have noticed that he has a scar on his forehead, right between his eyes. But where and how did he get it?

Earlier this year, co-star Cole Sprouse hijacked KJ‘s Twitter for a fun little spree and joked that he actually got it from marmite!

“Got this scar on my brow from thinking bout marmite too hard tbh,” Cole wrote.

But that’s far from the truth.

One fan asked KJ even before he was cast in Riverdale and got the real answer: by trampoline!

We still don’t know just how he got it. Hopefully, he’ll tell us the full story one day.

KJ Apa & Luke Perry Dish On If Fred Survives For 'Riverdale' Season 2

KJ Apa & Luke Perry Dish On If Fred Survives For 'Riverdale' Season 2

The cast of Riverdale gathers together for a stunning group shot at the 2017 Vulture Festival in New York City on Saturday (May 20).

The cast — KJ Apa, Luke Perry, Marisol Nichols, Casey Cott, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch and Lili Reinhart — chatted up their show just days after the CW Upfronts.

KJ spoke to EOnline about that frightful finale, which found dad Fred (Perry), bleeding out in his arms after being shot — and he doesn’t know if Fred will actually survive.

“Fred living or dying is still unclear,” he shared. “whether or not he does live or die, Archie’s life is about to change, for sure.”

But Luke has some faith in showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

“I have a lot of trust in him. I’m happy to go wherever he takes me. If he kills me, he kills me. If he don’t, he don’t!”

But, we NEED Fred in all of season two!

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The 'Riverdale' Cast Visited Casey Cott's Brother on Broadway - Pics!

The 'Riverdale' Cast Visited Casey Cott's Brother on Broadway - Pics!

We love when our favorite two worlds collide!

Almost the entire cast of Riverdale headed to the Bernard Jacobs Theatre last night to watch Casey Cott‘s brother, Corey, in Bandstand, in New York City.

Casey brought co-stars Marisol Nichols, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, and Lili Reinhart to the theatre with him and the entire cast got to meet stars Laura Osnes, Geoff Packard, Brandon James Ellis, Alex Bender, Joe Carroll, James Nathan Hopkins, and Jonathan Shew.

But wait, where were Cole Sprouse and Ashleigh Murray?

Well, Cole jetted off to London right after the upfronts and we’re assuming Ashleigh headed back to her movie set.

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Madelaine Petsch Parties With 'Riverdale' Co-Stars at CW Upfronts Party

Madelaine Petsch Parties With 'Riverdale' Co-Stars at CW Upfronts Party

How stunning do the ladies of Riverdale look at the CW Upfronts Party in NYC last night?!

Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Marisol Nichols hit the party along with KJ Apa, Luke Perry and Casey Cott.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Madelaine Petsch

Also seen inside the big bash were Black Lightning‘s China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams, Elizabeth Gillies and Lucy Hale.

If you missed it, you can see all the trailers for CW’s incoming shows on JJJ right now!

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Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart & Entire 'Riverdale' Cast Hit Up CW Upfronts Together

Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart & Entire 'Riverdale' Cast Hit Up CW Upfronts Together

The Riverdale cast all gathers up for a large group photo at the 2017 CW Upfronts in New York City on Thursday morning (May 18).

Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart and Marisol Nichols all hit the red carpet at the event, after last week’s season finale.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cole Sprouse

The network just debuted a brand new sizzle reel from the first season of the hit show. Check it out below!

ICYMI: Riverdale will move to Wednesdays for the fall 2017 season.

FYI: Cole is wearing a Topman suit.

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'Riverdale' Season 2: Will Archie & Veronica's Relationship Last?

'Riverdale' Season 2: Will Archie & Veronica's Relationship Last?

We know the first season of Riverdale only just wrapped, but we can’t help but think about season 2!

Star Camila Mendes recently opened up about what fans can expect from Veronica and Archie’s (KJ Apa) relationship moving forward.

“It’s going to unpack so many things in terms of the relationships for season 2 because Archie’s going to be going through this really traumatic experience and Veronica’s going to have to be there to help with that burden.” Camila told EW. “I like that there’ll be a new darkness to Archie. I think it’s going to add a lot of edge to his character and some depth.”

She added, “With things like Twitter, we can touch base and see what they like and what they don’t like. So I think going into season 2 we really know what people are interested in. Now that we’ve put it out there in the world, we can expand on it and go darker and deeper.”

In case you missed the news, Riverdale season one will hit Netflix this week!

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Cole Sprouse & KJ Apa Are In An Ugly Picture War

Cole Sprouse & KJ Apa Are In An Ugly Picture War

Riverdale co-stars and milkshake aficionados Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa aren’t just friends on-screen… they’re super comfortable with one another IRL as well!

The two have no hesitations about dragging each other on social media (or exchanging compliments for that matter — watch them read adoring tweets to each other) and the duo are currently engaged in a brutal ugly picture war on Instagram. (Well, actually, it’s not THAT brutal considering… you know.)

KJ incited the war, posting two pictures in succession of Cole flossing his teeth and sneaking into his tent at night, calling him a “small boy.”

Go inside to see the pictures he shared — and see Cole‘s response in the photo gallery below.

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