K.J. ApaLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 10:46PM EDT
How Riverdale gets away with being "patently ridiculous television"
As it returns for Season 3, The CW teen drama "has never met an idea it didn't want to immediately dial to 11 and send to the moon," says Joshua Rivera. "And that's how Riverdale got away with it, over and over again: It just kept going, introducing a new outrageous idea before you could fully process the outrageousness of the one you just saw. Riverdale dished out plot twists the way Donald Trump spouts lies—relentlessly, with five more at the ready before you can even get a question out about the first one. This is something the show hilariously acknowledges when it returns Wednesday night for its third season by literally putting Archie Andrews on trial for season two." He adds that viewers know Riverdale is ridiculous. "But the trick, the secret of the whole show, I think, is a moment when the core quartet reminisce about summers they used to spend at a watering hole we've never seen them in," he says. "It's a moment that explains why Riverdale works: it anchors all of its wild plotting with the notion that things were different once. Their world shouldn't be this way. And that's the tension of the show—because while we tune in to see what new crazy new twists are in store, we secretly hope for the town of Riverdale to somehow find a sense of normalcy again, even though we know you can't ever get that back."
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- The season premiere somewhat does a disservice to K.J. Apa
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 1:33AM EDT
TV shows are murdering everyone's hair!
Source: The Cut
From Riverdale's Lili Reinhart to Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, TV actresses are speaking out about the damage that constant bleaching and dyeing does to their hair. Even men aren't immune, as Riverdale's K.J. Apa and his burnt skin can attest.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
Riverdale doesn’t need a dead body to be successful
Source: TV Guide
The CW series doesn’t need murder to be a great mystery, says Kaitlin Thomas. “What the first half of this season revealed — or perhaps it would be more accurate to say doubled down on given the overarching narrative of the show's first season — is that Riverdale hasn't quite learned to balance a well-plotted murder mystery with intriguing, well-rounded narratives for its individual characters,” she says. “And honestly, it shouldn't have to try to be that show; Riverdale does not need a dead body to be successful.”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Riverdale’s K.J. Apa says “the schedule didn’t change” after his car crash, but he did learn a lesson
“That was just a one-off accident, and it was a mistake on my part,” Apa tells Esquire of the September accident. “I should have pulled over and gone to sleep instead of battling my way home. But I learned from it. It was a blessing in disguise. I came out unscathed, and I thank God that I’m okay—it could have been a lot worse.” Despite the accident sparking a debate about actors working long hours and driving themselves home from work, Apa says, “It’s still a requirement for the actors to drive to work, which is fair enough. The crew works longer than we do, and they have to drive back and forth to work every day.”
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Mark Consuelos' real-life daughter is jealous of his Riverdale daughter
Kelly Ripa says her daughter, Lola, “cannot believe dad is on a show that I actually watch." Ripa tells Jimmy Fallon, “You know, so Veronica — she’s 16 also — and she drinks mimosas at breakfast. My daughter’s like, ‘Dad never lets me drink mimosas at breakfast!’ And I go, ‘Yeah, because he’s a real father and that’s a character on TV!’” ALSO: Check out K.J. Apa with his lookalike stunt double.
Posted Thursday 9/21/17 at 2:45PM EDT
After Riverdale star K.J. Apa’s car crash, Warner Bros. TV denies accusations it has unsafe working conditions
The actor, who plays Archie on The CW comic book adaptation, apparently fell asleep while driving after working a 16-hour day and was uninjured in the crash. According to Variety, “following the accident, several actors confronted producers regarding transportation policies for the show, which they believed contributed to an unsafe work environment.” SAG-AFTRA says it will investigate the actors’ working conditions. Warner Bros said the safety of cast and crew is of “paramount importance” and that cast and crew are informed that the studio will pay for taxi, a driver, or a hotel room for cast and crew members who don’t feel safe to drive.