, the new school year begins as the town is coming to grips with the tragic but mysterious death of high schooler Jason Blossom. Throw in new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), a curious Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), who is always happy to stir up trouble, and secrets are bound to surface. After I did it, our casting director David Rapaport was like, “Have you been in here before? Sarah Schechter said this was the longest audition process she’s ever been through. Apa) would prefer to pursue a career in music rather than follow in his father’s footsteps, while girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is deciding whether to continue to keep her crush on her best friend and neighbor a secret. And then, I got called about two weeks later to play the same character because they obviously hadn’t found him yet. It was a whole process behind it that was literally killing me. I was like, “Either this is going to change my life and be this whole journey that I’m about to embark on, or I’m just going to go about doing my daily stuff and it’s going to feel like shit because it’s really going to be sad.” So, I was very happy it was the former.If you have a -style bff you call anytime without worrying about whether you're in bed, having sex, or on the toilet, it's perfect. You can look into the camera and almost convincingly fake eye contact, but then you don't see the other person—and if she's also looking into the camera, you might as well not have cameras on.Just tap their pic on the homescreen and launch right back into it. In many ways, Duo is like Apple's Face Time, but for all platforms. You can look at his face, but then it's like you're sheepishly avoiding his gaze.I got called back about an hour later and did the audition again, in front of Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa], Sarah Schechter, and a couple of the other executives. LILI REINHART: In November 2015, I got the audition. I think it’s because it was such a responsibility to make sure it’s right.And then, they called me back for a screen test, a couple weeks later. You’ve gotta get the characters right, and get the ensemble right. It’s about everyone together, and the town of Riverdale.
and then they moved on to chat about a sex scene they filmed on that same movie that never made the final cut (skip to in the video above).
I had to self-tape with my mom, but it didn’t go anywhere. It wasn’t really that good of an audition, on my part, so I was like, “Okay, you win some, you lose some.” I’m used to that. Our casting director really connected with me in the room. Finally, they were like, “Look, there was a lot of disagreement over who Veronica should be.” It was a character that everyone has grown up with for so long that everyone had an attachment to the characters, but they finally came together on who she should be.
and a couple days after I moved, my manager called me and said, “They still haven’t found this girl. A., the casting director will see you in person.” So, I went in there with no expectations and approached the character with a clean slate, and it worked. I was like, “If they wanted me, they would have cast me by now. ” I was starting to accept the fact that I didn’t get it.
He’ll be the narrator for every episode, throughout every season. From there, it was suggested to me, pretty early on in the process, that they wanted me for Jughead and that I was their first choice. And then, we all showed up on set and it was magic. I’m sure every cast says that stupid cliché shit, but as someone who was a little bit nervous about returning to acting, I was wondering about how we were all going to get along as a cast. And then, when I did my network test, I saw Cole [Sprouse] there.
So, I did about five auditions afterwards, with the chain of command, and each one was me consistently removing the other people. I read with a couple of the guys who were auditioning for Archie, but I didn’t get to read with K. Actually, I had seen Cole at the studio test, as well, but we didn’t interact, at all. [Apa] wasn’t there ‘cause they were still working on Archie. As they got the roles, I knew who they were talking about ‘cause I had interacted with them before.