Muntik na palang ‘di makuha ng actor na si KJ Apa ang role na Archie Andrews sa Netflix hit series na “Riverdale”. Ayon sa casting director ng “Riverdale” na si David Rappaport, hindi nila nagustuhan si KJ nu’ng mag-audition ito.
Pero pinatunayan daw ni Apa na siya ang karapat-dapat sa role na Archie.
“I passed on him the first time he came in. He didn’t seem prepared. But he came back in, and his read blew me away. Sometimes people have bad days and you miss something.”
Ganu’n din daw ang nangyari sa isa pang “Riverdale” star na ni Lili Reinhart who plays Betty Cooper.
“Lili had previously read for Arrow. She and Cole Sprouse who played Jughead Jones, read at the same time. I’ve been reading Lili since she was 14 years old. This was a reinvention of the comics, so we knew it was going to be a bit of a darker tone, and from what I’d known from Lili, she was a person with a lot going on underneath,” sey ni David.
Ito ang naging dahilan bakit niya napili si Cole sa role na Jughead…
“Initially I was bringing in all these lanky, charactery-type guys for Jughead, and Cole brought such a dark, brooding, intense essence to the character. Cole and Lili defined, for me, what the tone of the show might be, which was teen noir.” (Ruel Mendoza)
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