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Meredith Foster's Celebrity Crush is Riverdale's KJ Apa!

Meredith Foster's Celebrity Crush is Riverdale's KJ Apa!

Meredith Foster is really just like all of us and revealing her crush on Riverdale star KJ Apa.

The social star dished about her crushies on the Riverdale star in a new Q&A video with her fans online.

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“Right now, my celebrity crush is Archie from Riverdale,” she admitted. “What’s his name in real life? I’m just calling him Archie.”

Meredith added, “I just think he’s so adorable.”


Check out her full Q&A video with fans below!

KJ Apa Wants to Play a Superhero After 'Riverdale'

KJ Apa Wants to Play a Superhero After 'Riverdale'

KJ Apa gets to play an increasingly action-heavy role on Riverdale, and it has inspired him to think big.

Shooting a recent fight scene in which Archie doesn’t fare particularly well (you know the one) actually made the actor excited about turning to action movies.

“Shooting that scene actually made me realize that I really, really love action,” he told Esquire in an interview.

“All the spots [for superhero movies] are being taken up while I’m shooting Riverdale. I think doing some more physical roles would really excite me.”

We can totally see KJ playing a superhero! After all, his Halloween costume was Spiderman.

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KJ Apa Calls His Recent Car Accident a 'Blessing in Disguise'

KJ Apa Calls His Recent Car Accident a 'Blessing in Disguise'

Last month, KJ Apa made headlines after he got into a car accident while leaving the set of Riverdale.

It was revealed that the actor had fell asleep at the wheel after a grueling 16-hour day en route back to his hotel.

Now, KJ has opened up with Esquire about the aftermath of his accident and what he would’ve done differently.

“That was just a one-off accident, and it was a mistake on my part,” he says. “I should have pulled over and gone to sleep instead of battling my way home. But I learned from it. It was a blessing in disguise.”

KJ adds that he “came out unscathed, and I thank God that I’m okay—it could have been a lot worse.”

As far as the schedule and getting a ride to and from set, it hasn’t changed.

“It’s still a requirement for the actors to drive to work, which is fair enough,” KJ says. “The crew works longer than we do, and they have to drive back and forth to work every day. It puts things in perspective for actors on other shows; when you’re driving home, you’ve got to be mindful and make sure your mind’s right and that you’re not tired.

“I was really lucky the production was there for me and helped me the whole way, which made me feel looked after.”

KJ Apa Opens Up About 'Riverdale' Fans & Shipping Wars!

KJ Apa Opens Up About 'Riverdale' Fans & Shipping Wars!

KJ Apa is discussing his fans in a new interview and photo shoot for Esquire, which is out now.

Here’s what the 20-year-old Riverdale star had to say:

On staying in shape: “I have to maintain a pretty tight physique, being shirtless pretty much every episode. I try to get to the gym every day. It takes a lot of stress out of stuff. It’s a long season. We’re doing 22 episodes in Season Two, and we’re about halfway through now. It’s crazy to think that right now last year we were finished. To think that we have 11 more episodes is a lot and overwhelming.”

On the high expectations Riverdale fans have for the second season, and the rabid “Shipping Wars” in particular: “I don’t really follow that stuff. I know the girls are really into that stuff, and I do hear about it at work. I find it cool that the fans get really involved in it and they stand by their shipping teams—if that’s how you say it, I don’t know. They’re ravenous, man. They will fight to end for these characters.”

On the car crash in late September: “That was just a one-off accident, and it was a mistake on my part. I should have pulled over and gone to sleep instead of battling my way home. But I learned from it. It was a blessing in disguise. I came out unscathed, and I thank God that I’m okay—it could have been a lot worse. The schedule didn’t change. It’s still a requirement for the actors to drive to work, which is fair enough. The crew works longer than we do, and they have to drive back and forth to work every day. It puts things in perspective for actors on other shows; when you’re driving home, you’ve got to be mindful and make sure your mind’s right and that you’re not tired. I was really lucky the production was there for me and helped me the whole way, which made me feel looked after.”

For more from KJ, head to Esquire.com.

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Archie Calling Out Black Hood In That Video Isn't The Dumbest Idea, 'Riverdale' Showrunner Teases

Archie Calling Out Black Hood In That Video Isn't The Dumbest Idea, 'Riverdale' Showrunner Teases

Archie Andrews isn’t stepping down from his plan to track down just who Black Hood is on Riverdale.

In tonight’s episode of the CW series, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says we’ll see even more of Archie’s mission.

“In Episode 4, the first chunk of the episode is that everyone has seen this [video],” he shared with TVGuide. “Everyone has an opinion on it. It really brings the heat down on Archie.”

He adds that Archie calling out a serial killer isn’t the dumbest idea ever, although it seems like it.


“What we’ll discover is that this is part of a bigger plan that Archie has to trap the Black Hood.”

Tune in TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

Riverdale's Cole Sprouse & KJ Apa Drag Each Other on Twitter Again; Casey Cott Joins In

Riverdale's Cole Sprouse & KJ Apa Drag Each Other on Twitter Again; Casey Cott Joins In

Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa are the kings of dragging each other on Twitter and it doesn’t look like they are stopping any time soon.

This time, the Riverdale stars are going back and forth about a merged photo of the two of them and yes, it’s hilarious!

“Now we can be together forever @kj_apa,” Cole first posted with the merged photo.

KJ quickly responded: “Why are u so yellow?”

“Why your lips so small?” Cole countered back.

The two went on, before Casey Cott, who plays Kevin, hopped on in: “Boys. Let’s be honest. You are both aspiring to be this.”

Check out the whole exchange below!

KJ Apa Had to 'Unlearn' His Musical Skills For 'Riverdale'

KJ Apa Had to 'Unlearn' His Musical Skills For 'Riverdale'

Most of us know that for his audition for Riverdale, KJ Apa took a guitar inside the casting room and played “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.

Speaking with The Last magazine, the actor opened up about how Archie is actually quite a beginner compared to his personal skills.

“I don’t know how to say it, but we’re not at the same level, you know what I mean?” he says. “Somehow I have to say that in not a cocky way, but he’s a beginner.”

KJ adds that “the songs that [Archie] writes, I don’t think I would listen to them. I do not have the same taste in music as him.”

If you’re a fan of KJ, you know that he often posts covers on his Instagram Stories and his favorite bands are Van Halen and Third Eye Blind, among others.

“I listen to a bit of everything, but mostly classic rock and punk rock,” he says. “I’m into harder stuff than Archie is.”

Riverdale airs on Wednesdays on The CW.

KJ Apa Says Things Are Going to Get 'Gnarly' Between Archie & Veronica on 'Riverdale' This Season

KJ Apa Says Things Are Going to Get 'Gnarly' Between Archie & Veronica on 'Riverdale' This Season

Like the rest of the world, we at JJJ are deep into Riverdale this season — and we can’t wait to watch the Varchie and Bughead ships evolve.

In a hilarious new video for Elle, KJ Apa reads fan conspiracy theories and shares his thoughts on them.

“Yeah, it’s definitely some gnarliness between Archie and Veronica to come for sure,” he answers a fan worried about their favorite ship.

Uh oh!

KJ also reveals that he has no idea what’s going to happen with the Sabrina crossover, Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz are not getting together this season, and he’s never seen Stranger Things.

Watch the full video below!


KJ Apa Reads ‘Riverdale’ Fan Theories