AKA KJ APA
The season premiere will focus around the aftermath of Archie’s father Fred getting shot at Pop’s – and according to the Kiwi-born hottie who plays the show’s main man, he’s hell-bent on revenge!
‘I read that first episode of the second season and I was thinking, “I don’t know if I’m good enough to do this,”’ 20-year-old KJ confesses, recalling that Archie was a lover, not a fighter, in the first season. ‘I’m a new actor. I’m new to this kind of material and I was cushioning myself. I really have learnt a lot this season and I think I’ve shot some of the best stuff I’ve ever done.’
That includes a steamy sex scene in the season return with on-screen girlfriend Veronica, but there’s another Riverdale lass that KJ hopes Archie ends up with – scandalous!
‘I would love to see Betty and Archie get together,’ he admits. ‘If there was any relationship that I would ship for, it would be Archie and Betty, which is kind of a classic, iconic relationship.’