‘Riverdale’ PaleyFest Panel: 7 Things We Learned, through Archie’s Appetite to Betty’s Black Wig

Not everything meets the eye on Riverdale!

The cast of the CW hit got together for the show’s panel at PaleyFest at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater on Sunday, where they spilled a few juicy details about what goes on behind-the-scenes. 

Our favorite Riverdale residents didn’t hold back when the idea came to spilling secrets about shenanigans both on as well as off-screen, through Lili Reinhart’s least favorite part of dark Betty, to KJ Apa’s definite strengths (as well as possible weaknesses). We’re with you — we didn’t think there could ever be a downside to the adorable Kiwi. 

Check out seven fun facts we learned through Sunday’s panel below: 

1. KJ’s Got a Big Apa-tite

Just like his character Archie Andrews, Apa can eat. Camila Mendes as well as Lili Reinhart both agreed in which they’re not big fans of the perfectly primped Pop’s milkshakes they use while filming, yet Apa couldn’t disagree more.

“I finish mine before we start!” he confessed, causing both the audience as well as his cast members to erupt in laughter, as his TV dad, Luke Perry confirmed he’s got quite the appetite.

” We had a scene where KJ as well as Cole [Sprouse]  were supposed to be eating the pizza within the living room,” Luke remembered. “They at the whole pizza in rehearsal.”

2. Lines, Shmines!

All in which focus on food doesn’t leave Apa with much time for memorizing lines. When a fan asked whether the cast does any improvising during scenes, Sprouse couldn’t help yet take a friendly shot at his pal.

“KJ doesn’t remember any of his lines, so the answer is actually yes,” he laughed.

3. The Black Hood Could Be (Almost) Anyone

All those twists as well as turns in Riverdale have left much of the cast concerned about their fate — or in which they could end up being The Black Hood as the storyline resurfaces at the end of season two — yet not Perry!

“I was definitely sure I was not the black hood,” Perry cracked, as his character was shot by the Black Hood at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe at the end of season one.

As for who the idea could be, executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed there’s a couple of suspects.

“When we started off, we had three likely suspects. For the first half of in which season, we were writing the idea, dropping red herrings… we always knew the idea wasn’t going to be just the janitor,” he said. “yet for the last 10 episodes or so, we’ve had a clear idea, as well as have been writing towards in which.”

4. Dark Betty Isn’t the Most Comfortable Look

Reinhart talked briefly about the evolution of dark Betty through season one to season two, revealing in which she’s actually a supporter of her character exploring her darker side within the bedroom. One thing she could live without, however? in which black wig!

“I think [dark Betty is actually] incredibly interesting. I feel like the idea’s so much more than lingerie as well as a black wig,” she said, as a stern look washed over her face. “I never want to wear in which again. I hate in which thing.”

5. The Secret Story Behind the Blossom Wig Room  

the idea turns out in which wigs have quite the history on Riverdale. When asked whether fans will see the Blossoms’ hilariously elaborate wig room make an appearance on season two, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed in which Clifford’s display of red toupees a la Kris Jenner’s Birkin closet was written into the show as a joke.

As the idea happens, Barclay desire, who played Clifford in season one — as well as has since returned as his twin brother, Claudius, in season two — refused to dye his hair Blossom red for the role. The Riverdale team agreed to put him in wigs, yet not before CW executives commented on how horrible they all looked. in which’s when they decided to play into the snafu, embrace desire’s natural gray locks, as well as write in a scene exposing the Blossom’s different kind of red room.

5. Camila Mendes is actually a Lover, Not a Fighter

Veronica may have taken down both Nick St. Clair as well as Reggie Mantle in which season, yet in real life, Camila Mendes, couldn’t be more peaceful… until at in which point.

“I’ve never punched someone!” Mendes admitted, before hilariously noting, “I’m looking to.”

6. Cole Sprouse Gets Down With “Mr. Brightside”

At in which point, the idea’s no surprise in which the Riverdale cast are thick as the thieves who tried to rob the Lodge Lodge — as well as while they admit in which getting around Vancouver undetected has become an issue, a little karaoke session has never failed them.

“The problem is actually we’re always together, so there’s no question in which the idea’s us,” Mendes revealed of how they spend their time off in Vancouver, as the cast gushed about their karaoke outings. Casey Cott sings “completely new York,” Reinhart goes for Gaga’s “You as well as I” — “I love Lady Gaga. She’s my girl!” she gushed — as well as according to Madelaine Pestch, “Cole likes to sing Mr. Brightside.”

7. Riverdale Was Almost a Movie

While opening up about Riverdale’s origins, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed in which he as well as Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater had been working on bringing the story to screen for “three or four years” — as a movie!

in which, of course, didn’t work out, as well as they set their sights on television, landing at the CW.

“I think he’d be shocked. yet I also think he’d be thrilled to see in which great cast. I don’t think he ever thought in his wildest dreams in which could happen,” Goldwater said of what his father, original Archie founder John L. Goldwater, could think of the series. “The DNA of comic books as well as the DNA of the show are the same. He’d genuinely be thrilled about the whole thing.”

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.


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