Here’s what the cast of ‘Riverdale’ was doing before they were cast on the show

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“Riverdale” is one of the most popular TV shows currently on TV and its cast is now one of the most recognizable. But for some of the actors, this fame is new.

While some of the parents, played by actors including Luke Perry and Mädchen Amick, had broken out in the 90s, most of the young actors hadn’t been on many shows, with the exception of Cole Sprouse. For Camila Mendes, playing Veronica on the show was her very first role.

Before the series returns for its third season, here’s a look at what the cast was doing before they were cast on the show.

Watch “Riverdale” Wednesday at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Six years before playing Betty Cooper on “Riverdale,” Lili Reinhart made her TV debut on an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Reinhart had a few movie roles after that including “The Kings of Summer” and acted alongside Timothée Chalamet in 2016’s “Miss Stevens.” Her next movie, “Galveston,” is set for release Friday, October 19.

KJ Apa, 21, landed his first TV role in 2013 with a part on the New Zealand soap opera “Shortland Street.”

The actor was cast in his first movie, “A Dog’s Purpose,” in 2015, but he broke out as Archie Andrews when “Riverdale” premiered in 2017. He’s starring in “The Hate U Give,” which opens nationwide Friday, October 19, and will star in Netflix’s upcoming movie “The Last Summer.”

Camila Mendes technically made her acting debut in an IKEA commercial, but playing Veronica Lodge on “Riverdale” is her first actual role.

“I thought that, if anything, I would start off with a small role in a ‘Law & Order’ episode, as many actors do, and work my way up from there,” she told Indonesia’s …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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