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Are 'Riverdale's Archie & Betty Meant To Be Together?

Are 'Riverdale's Archie & Betty Meant To Be Together?

Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper are the All-American couple that we need to see happen on screen in Riverdale — but are they really?

Betty portrayer Lili Reinhart says that maybe the would-be couple aren’t as meant to be as everyone hopes.

“Archie is such a mess!” Lili shared, adding, “They’re just two people who are so much better off as friends, but she doesn’t realize it just yet.”

However, Lili is definitely a fan of Archie, and even more, KJ Apa.

“I think our Archie is a lot better than the one presented in the comic books, who is just girl-crazy. But our Archie isn’t intentionally trying to hurt Betty. He’s not using these women,” she shared.

Lili adds, “He has a heart of gold, and I think people don’t appreciate Archie as much as they should on our show. He’s just a confused teenage boy, and KJ [Apa] is so good. It’s impossible to dislike him. Everyone who meets him loves him — and I think that’s a little bit of the effect Archie has on people as well.”

KJ Apa Catches Cole Sprouse Dancing On Their Road Trip

KJ Apa Catches Cole Sprouse Dancing On Their Road Trip

KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse are our new OTP!

The two Riverdale stars are taking a road trip down the coast, from Vancouver (where they filmed the show) to Los Angeles — and KJ caught Cole dancing around!

KJ turned the camera on Cole right when he started to dance around the rest area parking lot. Cole even kicks up his heels.

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Just a few days earlier, KJ and Cole stopped in San Francisco, where they snapped some selfies.

Check the video from his Instagram Stories below!


Cole Sprouse Dances During A Road Trip

Riverdale's KJ Apa & Cole Sprouse Are Inseparable After First Season Wrap

Riverdale's KJ Apa & Cole Sprouse Are Inseparable After First Season Wrap

KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse apparently can’t leave each other’s side.

The two actors snapped a pic together in San Francisco, after wrapping the first season of Riverdale earlier this week.

We’re definitely not complaining – it’s a hot pic! And it looks like it was KJ (not Archie) that got his hand injured.

In a new interview, KJ recalled his audition for the lead role of the series.

“I’d just come over from New Zealand, and Riverdale was my first audition,” he shared. “So I remember going to the studio, auditioning with Dave, and it was kind of nothing. Nothing was really there, nothing happened.”

But they decided to bring him in again — good choice!

“K.J. read for us and he was immediately Archie Andrews,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said. “It was the right combination of earnestness and edge. And he played the guitar like a dream.”

The boys are in San Fran

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Who IS Miss Grundy on 'Riverdale'? Archie Won't Listen To Anyone Tell Him The Truth

Who IS Miss Grundy on 'Riverdale'? Archie Won't Listen To Anyone Tell Him The Truth

Archie Andrews is not listening to anyone about anything when it comes to Miss Grundy on Riverdale tonight.

Even when Betty, who’s done some pretty good research on the teacher’s real identity, brings it up, Archie is NOT having it.

Meanwhile on tonight’s episode, Jughead is pretty ticked off that the Twilight Drive In is set to be torn down and even after stating his case to the mayor, he fights desperately to keep it open.


Get a sneak peek inside the episode below with stars KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse.

Riverdale airs TONIGHT, Thursday, February 16th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.


Riverdale | Inside: The Last Picture Show
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KJ Apa Changed His Hair Right After Wrapping on 'Riverdale'

KJ Apa Changed His Hair Right After Wrapping on 'Riverdale'

KJ Apa literally wasted no time at all in ditching his dyed red hair for his dark brown locks again after wrapping his final scene on Riverdale.

The Archie Andrews actor showed off the change on Instagram Stories, telling everyone that “I’m back b******.”

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Lili Reinhart had a much different reaction to wrapping her final scenes on the first season of the CW show — she couldn’t stop crying!

She shared several vids on her Instagram Stories in the makeup trailer and after getting all her makeup on, it was coming straight off because she couldn’t stop crying.

Check out all the pics from their Instagram Stories inside!

ALSO READ: Two Major ‘Riverdale’ Characters Could Become a Couple! (Spoilers Ahead)

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Riverdale Star KJ Apa Opens Up About Samoan Heritage

Riverdale Star KJ Apa Opens Up About Samoan Heritage

Most people, including us, would’ve never guessed that KJ Apa is half Samoan!

The Riverdale star talked about his heritage and how proud he was to be Samoan in a new interview.

“I have a massive Samoan family. And the Samoan culture has always played a massive part of my life,” KJ shared.

“I’ve got hundreds of family on my dad’s side that live in Samoa and in New Zealand. I’ve just been surrounded by the culture ever since I was a kid.”

He adds that he actually used to speak Samoan, too! “Me and my sisters all kind of lost it.”

“We go there at least once a year to see family. And my dad recently just got a traditional Samoan tattoo. He’s a chief in Samoa, so he got that tattoo to commemorate it.”

KJ even got a tattoo too: “I got that when I was 15 when my dad became the chief of his village.”

And if you’re wondering what KJ actually stands for, it’s Keneti James, a Samoan name.

Lorde Invites 'Riverdale's KJ Apa To Tea After Brushing Him Off in New Zealand

Lorde Invites 'Riverdale's KJ Apa To Tea After Brushing Him Off in New Zealand

Lorde just made a date with Riverdale star KJ Apa — kind of.

The “Royals” singer apologized to KJ over social media after reading his new interview with Vulture.

Talking about how not every New Zealander knows one another, KJ brought up that he definitely did not know Lorde personally.

“No, I don’t know Lorde. I’ve seen her, actually, though. I’ve seen her in New Zealand,” KJ shared.

He added, “I walked past her in a car and I looked at her and smiled and she completely just looked away and I was really gutted.”

After hearing this, Lorde called her own self out on being a brat. See what she said below!

KJ Apa Sports Bandaged Hand While Filming 'Riverdale's Season Finale

KJ Apa Sports Bandaged Hand While Filming 'Riverdale's Season Finale

It looks like KJ Apa might’ve gotten hurt on the set of Riverdale…or did he?

While arriving on set with co-stars Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Ashleigh Murray, Hayley Law and Asha Bromfield, the actor who plays Archie Andrews was sporting a hefty bandage on his hand.

But maybe it’s not for KJ, but just for Archie instead…which causes us to wonder how he’ll get hurt in the future episodes.

The cast are wrapping up production soon on the first season of the show and star Casey Cott, who plays Kevin, shot his final scenes this week.

“Annnnnnd that’s a Season One wrap on Kevin!” he shared on Instagram. “What a joyful journey it has been. Completely filled with gratitude for everyone involved with Riverdale! NYC here I come!!!”

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