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Marisol Nichols Says Leaving 'Riverdale' Originally Wasn't Necessarily Her Choice

Marisol Nichols Says Leaving 'Riverdale' Originally Wasn't Necessarily Her Choice

Marisol Nichols is opening up about her shocking exit from Riverdale earlier this year!

The actress, who plays Hermione Lodge on the series, revealed that it wasn’t quite her decision to leave.

“How do I put this? That’s a good question,” she told ET. “It wasn’t necessarily a choice… It’s just kind of what happens.”

Despite her announcement in February, back in June, she revealed that she would in fact be returning to Riverdale in season five as a recurring guest star!

Now, Marisol says that Hermione really sticks up for herself.

“Well, one of the things that was really important for me, if I was going to come back and wrap things up or do some more episodes, was that Hermione stick up for herself,” she shared. “It was really bothering me that she was in, for all intents and purposes, kind of in an abusive relationship.”

“She changed who she was to be with Hiram and, not that she’s innocent, but it bothered me. It bothered me just as a woman,” Marisol added. “I wanted to see her have some strength and some power and stand on her own two feet and not be stupid — for lack of a better word.”

“So that was really important to me and Roberto honored that and I’m very happy about what I’m doing so far.”

Skeet Ulrich Says Goodbye To 'Riverdale' On Last Day, Co-Stars React

Skeet Ulrich Says Goodbye To 'Riverdale' On Last Day, Co-Stars React

It’s the last day for Skeet Ulrich on the set of Riverdale!

The 50-year-old actor has starred as FP Jones since the beginning, and announced his departure earlier this year.

Skeet announced he wasn’t returning to the show in season five before the pandemic hit and ended season four production early. Since they are wrapping up the season four storyline at the beginning of season five, he came back to finish off his episodes and close the chapter.

On Thursday (October 15), Skeet shared an Instagram post, revealing it was his last day of filming, and said his goodbyes.

“Goodbye Riverdale…thank you for introducing me to some lifelong friendships and so many beautiful souls. Today is my last day on set but the experience will never leave my heart ❤️ Thank you to all of you for the love and support 🙏,” he captioned a photo.

“You will be missed… Literally so sad my little bestie,” Madelaine Petsch wrote on her Instagram story while sharing his post. She also shared a video of him heading to his trailer, which you can see below!

Many other co-stars left comments on his post, even showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who left the door open for him to return, hinting that he won’t be killed off the show!

“Last day…for now! Thank you, Skeet, for everything. Don’t be a stranger, in life, nor on the show. There will always be a hook for you to hang your Serpent jacket on in Riverdale. ❤️🏆🐍🚀,” Roberto commented.

See all of the Riverdale stars’ comments in the gallery!

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KJ Apa Pulls Casey Cott In For a Kiss On 'Riverdale' Set (Photos)

KJ Apa Pulls Casey Cott In For a Kiss On 'Riverdale' Set (Photos)

KJ Apa and Casey Cott almost kiss in these new photos from the set of Riverdale on Thursday (October 8) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The stars of the show returned to work after production was shut down for a week, due to COVID testing delays.

Pregnant Vanessa Morgan was also seen out in public for the first time since announcing her pregnancy over the summer.

Also spotted on set that day were Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch and Charles Melton.

Last week, it was announced that Drew Ray Tanner got promoted to series regular, and another new series regular was cast as Pop Tate’s granddaughter Tabitha.

The upcoming fifth season of Riverdale, which will feature a seven year time jump, is set to premiere in January 2021 in it’s 8pm Wednesday night time slot!

30+ photos inside of the cast of Riverdale on set… More Here! »

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'Riverdale' & 'Batwoman' Among CW Shows Resuming Filming After Temporary Halt

'Riverdale' & 'Batwoman' Among CW Shows Resuming Filming After Temporary Halt

Some of The CW‘s series are heading back to work this week after temporary shutting down Vancouver productions last week!

Riverdale and Batwoman will be able to resume filming on Wednesday (October 7), Deadline reports.

The shows had to shut down their productions due to Coronavirus testing delays and are the first of the Warner Bros productions to return.

Other shows that film in Vancouver that are back to filming include fellow CW series Nancy Drew and Charmed, Disney+ shows The Mighty Ducks and Turner and Hooch, Hulu’s Mysterious Benedict Society, and ABC’s A Million Little Things.

The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow are still awaiting the go ahead.

According to Deadline, “a local lab did not meet deadlines, leaving productions in the dark. There are no indication that there are any positive cases but, without definitive PCR test results and no rapid testing available, studios have had no choice but to halt production.”

Drew Ray Tanner Gets Promoted To Series Regular For 'Riverdale' Season 5!

Drew Ray Tanner Gets Promoted To Series Regular For 'Riverdale' Season 5!

Drew Ray Tanner is now a series regular on Riverdale!

The exciting news was announced on Wednesday (September 30), and the actor couldn’t be more thankful.

“Wow. Almost 3 years to the day my journey with Riverdale started. I didn’t know back then that it’d become such a life changing experience for me,” he wrote on Instagram. “The cast and crew has become like family, and supported me every step on this path. Creating such a wonderful space to go into work each day, and to offer guidance when I needed it the most.”

“There are some people from those early days that I’ve also seen grow, and it makes me so damn happy to see what this show has done for so many people. A big thank you to my team Allan and Mary, and my first agent Kumi who helped me get my foot in the door. Special thanks to Warner Bros and The CW for having me, and to @writerras for giving Fangs and I a home. Lastly, to the fans! It’s true, without you this is all but a pipe dream. I love you!!! xx,” Drew added.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also celebrated the news.

“Thrilled with this news!! @drewraytanner is a series regular on #Riverdale starting this season!!! Fangs Fogarty has come a LOOOOONG way from the comic books!!! 🔥❤️💃🏻🐍🌈🍟💎🚀🚀,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Drew’s such a great guy and terrific actor, and has been with Riverdale since season two, making the character of Fangs Fogarty a fan favorite,” Roberto told E! News. “We’re all thrilled he’s joining us for season five as a series regular, living with on-again, off-again boyfriend Kevin Keller and Serpent Queen Toni Topaz. Also happy to announce that we’ll see more of Drew SINGING!”

In case you missed it, this is actual the second series regular announcement this week. Find out who was just cast in a new role!

'Riverdale,' 'Batwoman,' & More Temporarily Shut Down Production Over Testing Delays

'Riverdale,' 'Batwoman,' & More Temporarily Shut Down Production Over Testing Delays

Many productions have been shut down because of Coronavirus testing delays!

The CW’s Riverdale, Batwoman, Charmed, and Nancy Drew, as well as ABC’s Big Sky have all shut down in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Variety reports.

“There were some delays in test results, so out of caution we shut down yesterday and today. We expect to resume production either tomorrow or Friday,” Big Sky‘s executive producer David E. Kelley said during a press conference for the Television Critics Association.

Other shows being affected reportedly include Hulu’s The Mysterious Benedict Society, The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Variety says that according to a source, “there is a single lab company approved to oversee coronavirus testing, and the company is prioritizing schools, which have reopened in the province, and local businesses.”

This shut down is only temporary, and filming is expected to resume by the end of the week.

In case you missed it, Riverdale just announced that this actress has been cast in a series regular role for season five!

Insatiable's Erinn Westbrook Joins 'Riverdale' Season 5 As Series Regular

Insatiable's Erinn Westbrook Joins 'Riverdale' Season 5 As Series Regular

Erinn Westbrook has joined the cast of Riverdale!!

The 29-year-old actress will play Tabitha Tate in the upcoming season of the CW series.

Tabitha is described as “the ambitious, entrepreneurial granddaughter of Pop Tate, who has come to Riverdale to take over Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe in the hopes of franchising the iconic diner, even as the town around it struggles to survive,” according to Deadline.

“So very excited to finally be able to share this news. Looking forward to a fun ride! See you soon, Riverdale… 😉❤️ #TabithaTate,” Erinn wrote on Instagram.

“So, so excited to welcome @erinnwestbrook to the #Riverdale family as Tabitha Tate, but what’s happening with Pop Tate????? 🥴🍔☕️🥤🔥⭐️👠💋☠️,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared on his Instagram.

Lili Reinhart also offered her congratulations, sharing Roberto‘s post on her Instagram story and writing, “Welcome to the family, @erinnwestbrook ❤️”

You may recognize Erinn for her roles on Insatiable, Glee, Awkward, Jane The Virgin or The Resident.

If you missed it, check out the first photos of Choni reunited on set of season five!