Madelaine Petsch on Riverdale's Choni Kiss: 'I'm So Happy About It'

Madelaine Petsch on Riverdale's Choni Kiss: 'I'm So Happy About It'

Madelaine Petsch is opening up more about the Cheryl and Toni kiss that happened in the most recent episode of Riverdale.

Speaking with Nylon, the 23-year-old actress revealed that the kiss between the two characters was such a happy moment for her.

“It was very nerve-racking, because we wanted to make sure we did it with care and grace,” Madelaine shared. “But I think the responses have been overwhelmingly positive.”

She added that Cheryl and Toni both being bisexual is something she’s happy is finally getting screen time.

“I’m really happy to bring bisexuality to TV, because you don’t see that often on television, especially with women,” she says. “I find that so interesting because most of my friends—my female friends—are bisexual. It’s just the majority of our generation… and I don’t think you see it on television still.”

Madelaine continued, “It just makes sense with her character, too. When we really delve into it, Cheryl’s got this mean exterior and facade, but then you find out that her mom has hated and [repressed] a really huge part of Cheryl for her entire life. She caught Cheryl in bed with a girl and told Cheryl that she’s deviant and disgusting—so Cheryl hated herself growing up.”

Riverdale returns next week on The CW.

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