11 Mind-Blowing Things You Didn’t Know About Riverdale Star KJ Apa
ALERT! There’s less than three weeks left until Riverdale returns to our television screens! *tries not to hyperventilate with excitement* To say that we have been highly anticipating season two of the CW hit would be a huge understatement.
The show has only been on for one season, but there’s been enough drama, dating rumors and engagements to last a lifetime! One of our favorite things about Riverdale is how close the cast is both on and off camera.
Archie and Jughead (KJ Apa> and Cole Sprouse>) are together 24/7, Kevin and Betty (Casey Cott and Lili Reinhart) play pranks on each other constantly and Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch love each other IRL as much as Veronica and Cheryl hate each other on the show. We just wish the cast would let some things slip about what to expect on season two, or at least tell us if Jughead and Betty will stay together now that JJ joined the Southside Serpents! (#Bugheadforlife)
As much love as we have for the cast equally, we have to be honest and say that the star of the whole thing, KJ Apa, stole our hearts in a particularly intense way. Not only is he an incredibly talented man who brings the iconic Archie Andrews to life, but he’s also cute AF. The 20-year-old does the perfect job at capturing all the different aspects the main character is, and makes us want him as both a best friend and a boyfriend.
We thought we knew a bunch about our newest celeb crush, but boy were we wrong. Did anyone else get a major shock when they heard him talk for the first time IRL with a New Zealand accent?! We did some ~serious journalistic research~ and found out a lot of new things about KJ. From where he got his start in acting to some of the major movie roles he almost landed, you’re gonna learn a ton, too. Trust us.
He was on a popular New Zealand soap opera
Before KJ was Archie Andrews, he was Kane Jennings on Shortland Street, a soap opera in his native country. The actor played the role, which was created with the purpose of having a storyline that reflected the high rates of youth suicide in New Zealand, for almost two years before jetting off to Los Angeles and landing a role in A Dog's Purpose.