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Madelaine Petsch Started Her Youtube Channel to Show Fans She's 'a Weirdo'

Madelaine Petsch Started Her Youtube Channel to Show Fans She's 'a Weirdo'

Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch does such a remarkable job playing Cheryl Blossom that sometimes fans struggle to separate her from her icy character.

“I would read photos I was tagged in and people would be like, ‘She’s pretty, but she looks like a b-tch,’” Madelaine told WWD in an interview.

“It became the popular thought and I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to nip this in the bud right now and I’m going to start a YouTube channel so people can get to know that I’m a weirdo.’”

The 23-year-old wanted to show her fans her true personality, and that it does not reflect that of complex antihero Cheryl.

“Sometimes people have a hard time separating the actor from the character and that’s totally understandable, but my job is to show them that I’m not that person,” she continued. “That’s what the YouTube is all about. And that’s what good writing is, too. Obviously, I’m doing my job right if people actually believe it.”

The venture is definitely working. After all, no fan can watch Madelaine play best friend tag with co-star Vanessa Morgan and not come out loving her.

'Riverdale' Co-Stars Vote on Each Other's Yearbook Superlatives (Video)

'Riverdale' Co-Stars Vote on Each Other's Yearbook Superlatives (Video)

The Riverdale cast hilariously gave each other yearbook superlatives!

Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, and KJ Apa took on the fun challenge while backstage during their recent Tonight Show appearance.

They voted on everything from best dancer, to most likely to be on their phone, to most likely to be spotted at craft services, to most likely to only need one take, and more.

Things got pretty personal.

Watch below, and don’t miss season two of Riverdale when it premieres on Wednesday (October 11) @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW!


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Madelaine Petsch Explains That Fan Encounter Quote: 'They're Very Sweet'

Madelaine Petsch Explains That Fan Encounter Quote: 'They're Very Sweet'

Madelaine Petsch recalled an “overwhelming” fan encounter in a recent interview, but now she’s clarifying that her fans do not scare her — quite the opposite.

“It wasn’t a scary fan encounter, it was my first ever fan encounter,” she told Teen Vogue. “It was just overwhelming. Like they ran straight at me, but by no means do I ever get scared by fans.”

In fact, Madelaine credits her fans in many ways for helping her grapple with fame.

“It’s weird to say this, but I think the fans are actually helping ease me into it,” she continued. “They’re kind of teaching me the ropes and they’re very helpful and they’re very sweet. I haven’t had one negative fan encounter yet. I’m always down to take a photo.”

So don’t sweat, Riverdale fans: as insane as the journey has been for her, Madelaine has nothing but love for you.

Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray & Madelaine Petsch Dish On Cheryl & Josie's Friendship

Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray & Madelaine Petsch Dish On Cheryl & Josie's Friendship

One of the things that JJJ is looking forward to the most on Riverdale‘s season two is Cheryl and Josie’s friendship.

Stars Ashleigh Murray and Madelaine Petsch opened up to Teen Vogue about the emerging, and unlikely friendship between the two.

You’re going see some interesting things,” Ashleigh shared. “I can’t really tell too much, but you’ll definitely be able to see how they get along, the different jokes they have with each other, and just the beauty behind the friendship that we didn’t get to see in season one.”

Madelaine adds, “We’re finishing up an episode where you finally get to see the friendship between us. I feel like we talk about it a lot, you don’t see it a lot on screen. You see a lot more of Cheryl and Josie interacting.”

“Josie actually becomes part of the River Vixens, so they interact a lot in that way. But so far, there hasn’t been a bunch of cheerleading. It’s been more about the big mystery of season one…”

“[She is] kind of the only person that Cheryl really has on her side — even though I’m sure the gang would love to be friends with her, if she was just nice to them.”

Riverdale returns on Wednesday, October 11th on The CW.

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Madelaine Petsch Teases Cheryl's Softer Side in 'Riverdale' Season 2

Madelaine Petsch Teases Cheryl's Softer Side in 'Riverdale' Season 2

Madelaine Petsch is talking all about what’s ahead for Cheryl Blossom in Riverdale‘s upcoming season two.

Speaking with Teen Vogue, the actress dished that it’s her clothes that may be telling the biggest story of all.

“The wardrobe is even more amplified for Cheryl in season two. I just had a fitting yesterday and everything is … I kind of take it as the red that Cheryl wore a lot in season one was something that her parents enforced upon her,” she explains. “Like red was part of the Blossom family.”

But red isn’t the only color you’ll see on her this season.

Madelaine adds, “In this season, she still wears red, but she’s kind of taking everything into her own hands, so even her outfits are more tailored to her and less about making her family happy. It’s very interesting.”

“I think Cheryl kind of shows her emotions and the way she’s feeling through her clothes, and the way she styles [her outfits] and her makeup and her nails. It’s small details like that that we’re really fine-tuning in season two, which I’m really excited about.

Madelaine also says that you’ll see a lot more of Cheryl on screen this season: “Cheryl becomes a lot softer on camera this season…The breaks, the cracks in her façade. The walls come down in very interesting ways.”

“She’s a lot more involved with the gang this season, and you see this really vulnerable little girl in the first six episodes of the season that I think people need to see in order to understand where Cheryl is in her life.”

Riverdale premieres on Wednesday, October 11th @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

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'Riverdale' Cast Team Up Against Miley Cyrus Family in 'Tonight Show' Game Show - Watch Here!

'Riverdale' Cast Team Up Against Miley Cyrus Family in 'Tonight Show' Game Show - Watch Here!

The cast of The CW’s hit Riverdale went head-to-head with Miley Cyrus‘ family in a Family Feud style game that was totally hilarious on last night’s (October 3) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

Riverdale‘s KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse and Madelaine Petsch faced-off against Miley, her sisters Noah and Brandi, mom Trish and host Jimmy in a game called “Tonight Show Search Party,” where they had to race to fill in the blank for random Internet search results for queries like “Should I Pierce My…”

The Riverdale cast also talked to Jimmy about the upcoming second season, which debuts on Wednesday (October 11), and they do the first Riverdale Milkshake Challenge – Watch more after the cut!


Search Party with Miley Cyrus and the Cast of ‘Riverdale’

Click inside to watch more of the cast of Riverdale’s appearance on The Tonight Show… More Here! »

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Bella Thorne & Sofia Carson Have a Spooky Night at Knott's Scary Farm!

Bella Thorne & Sofia Carson Have a Spooky Night at Knott's Scary Farm!

The start of the Halloween season in Hollywood is always marked by the opening of Knott’s Scary Farm and stars like Bella Thorne and Sofia Carson joined lots of other celebs for the big event!

The actresses both hit the red carpet for the celebrity night on Friday (September 29) in Buena Park, Calif.

Some of the other stars who stepped out for the event and went through the haunted mazes inside Knott’s Berry Farm’s seasonal experience included Britt Robertson, Riverdale‘s Madelaine Petsch and boyfriend Travis Mills, Sasha Pieterse with her fiance Hudson Sheaffer and Dancing with the Stars partner Gleb Savchenko, TransformersIsabela Moner, Dance MomsJoJo Siwa, YouTube star Bethany Mota, 90210‘s Shenae Grimes, and Hayley Hasselhoff.

45+ pictures inside of Sofia Carson, Bella Thorne, and more at the event… More Here! »

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'Riverdale' Stars Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Share How They Became BFFs

'Riverdale' Stars Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Share How They Became BFFs

Madelaine Petsch‘s best friend in the world is joining Riverdale, and she couldn’t be more excited about it!

In a new vlog, Madelaine talks with Vanessa Morgan, who will be playing Toni Topaz, one of Jughead’s first friends at Southside High.

Vanessa actually originally auditioned for the part of Josie, which is how she met Madelaine in the first place.

“We instantly became friends at the studio test and then at the network test we exchanged Instagrams,” Madelaine recalls.

What’s really remarkable is that even though Vanessa didn’t get the part of Josie, she still wanted to celebrate her new friend’s feat.

“She was so happy for me,” Madelaine said. “In fact, the first time we hung out was to congratulate me on booking the role.”

We can’t wait to watch V on the show! Vanessa has even said that she wants Toni to date Cheryl Blossom. Whatever happens, this new season will be wild.

Watch the video below!

Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Play BFF Tag