It takes more than a soda shop to keep Archie Andrews entertained in Vancouver.
New Zealand actor K.J. Apa, who plays Archie in the dark and gritty teen drama Riverdale, says filming The CW/Netflix series in Hollywood North is “kind of boring.”
“The food is really good. The only thing is when you live there for a long time, it can get kind of boring. The city is not the biggest city in the world and it could have shuts early, which I guess is kind of good,” Apa told Kelly Ripa during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
“It keeps you coming to work the next day,” replied co-host Ryan Seacrest.
(Apa comments on Vancouver at the 33:15 of the YouTube video)
The Riverdale actor made headlines last month when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a light pole while driving home to Vancouver following a 16-hour day on set somewhere in the Fraser Valley.
Apa escaped serious injury in the crash.
K.J. Apa, star of Riverdale, involved in late-night crash after working 14 hoursRiverdale star Cole Sprouse and busker clash in downtown VancouverRiverdale star Lili Reinhart calls out Vancouver fan over awkward interaction
The Riverdale cast may be bored here but they are definitely not anonymous. The show’s stars had a couple of unfriendly and well-publicized encounters with Vancouverites while shooting the show’s second season.
Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones, clashed with a busker on Robson Street after the woman refused to stop singing while the crew filmed nearby, and Lili Reinhart, who stars as Betty Cooper, took to social media to lash out at a fan who criticized the cast following an awkward interaction downtown.
You do not have the right to approach STRANGERS and throw your arms around us like you know us. What you did was not cool and inappropriate
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) September 4, 2017
“You do not have the right to approach STRANGERS and throw your arms around us like you know us. What you did was not cool and inappropriate,” Reinhart stated in a series of tweets.
Riverdale’s Season 2 premiere aired Wednesday night on The CW and was available for streaming on Netflix Thursday. Mission restaurant Rocko’s Family Diner, which doubles as Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe on the show, is hosting a viewing a party Thursday (7-10 p.m.).
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Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment