15 September 2017   by

In a new article published by Entertainment Weekly, we get to learn more about Archie and Veronica’s relationship in the upcoming season of Riverdale and in the video bellow, the cast shares some tips on safe shipping. The magazine also graced us with a new outtake from the photoshoot, featuring Camila and KJ Apa!

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While things are getting waaaaay darker this season on Riverdale, one couple is actually heating up amidst the terror. Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) are kicking things up a notch in season 2.

“We’re even more sexual now,” says Mendes. “Death brings out certain passions or thirst for life. So they’ve definitely been friskier. But I think now because of all this darkness and stuff in Archie’s life and Veronica’s as well, their relationship does feel more grounded. It has more substance than just physical.”

Adds executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, “It’s sort of a bit more primal and volatile than say Jughead and Betty are.”

Also affecting their relationship is the arrival of Veronica’s father, Hiram (Mark Consuelos). “I think he’s investing a little bit in Archie and Veronica doesn’t know what he’s up to,” says Mendes. “And Veronica’s gonna turn into daddy’s little girl trying to impress him.”

13 September 2017   by

The Riverdale cast is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Fall TV Preview issue, out September 22. Pulling their best looks, the magazine gives us a preview of the upcoming season of the show and even shows us a bit of the behind the scenes of the magazine’s photoshoot. You can read the full article bellow, plus watch the video!

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If Gossip Girl married Twin Peaks and had a kid, it would probably look a lot like Riverdale, the cover of EW’s Fall TV Preview (and winner of our highly competitive cover contest). With its mixture of sex, drugs, murder and wig rooms (Yes—a room full of toupees!), The CW’s modern reboot of the Archie comics has transformed the sleepy town of Riverdale into a whole new world for fans of the wholesome saga. Archie (KJ Apa), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), and their friends deal with typical teen drama, like torturing slut-shaming football players, finding out their parents have secret children (we’re lookin’ at you, Alice Cooper), and solving the murder of a classmate. Conceived by Archie Comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who previously wrote for Glee, the series is a subversive, sexy take on the iconic characters that still maintains certain hallmarks (red hair! milkshakes! pep rallies! Jughead’s crown!). It’s that reverence for the original combined with a willingness to push the envelope that is the unique pleasure of Riverdale. “For every really sweet thing, Roberto has something really spicy,” explains EP Greg Berlanti. “For every nostalgic thing, he’s got something so contemporary and adult and scary.” Adds Aguirre-Sacasa, “I think it’s kind of caught between the dark and the light of Archie.”

But Archie and his goody-two-shoes gang still came across as a slightly dated franchise for modern audiences. Says Berlanti, “It’s Archie, so people needed to know, ‘Why is it still for today?’ ” The answer was an old-fashioned killing. “When we added the murder-mystery element to season 1, the show unlocked creatively for me,” remembers Aguirre-Sacasa. He admits that his playing with a beloved franchise initially freaked out some fans. “As people watch more and more episodes, they’re much more accepting and excited by it,” he says. “There will always be a hardcore contingency that doesn’t like anything that we change.” But then there are those changes that become social-media gold, like the romantic pairing of Jughead and Betty. The odd couple became a fan favorite, garnering their own shipper fan group called, naturally, Bugheads. “I had a suspicion that people would spark to Betty and Jughead getting together but I did not know that it would electrify fans and take on an elemental life of its own,” says Aguirre-Sacasa. Adds Sprouse: “We were working against 75 years of comic purism in which the two characters had very little romantic interaction. We were also working against Jughead’s asexuality.”

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13 September 2017   by

Followed by a promotional video on The CW’s upcoming Fall shows, the network has released now a new trailer for Riverdale in which we get to see the characters struggling with their inner demons.

13 September 2017   by

The CW has yet released another promotional video featuring the stars of the shows premiering in the Fall. The new season begins October 9, with Riverdale premiering on October 11!

6 September 2017   by

With the Riverdale‘s new season premiering this October, the cast has began to give interviews to publications. Camila spoke to People Chica about playing Veronica and being latina in Hollywood. You can read it bellow!

Don’t be fooled by her new-girl-to-Hollywood status. Camila Mendes has been so focused on launching her career, that she’s gotten off to a fast start playing the privileged Latina character Veronica Lodge on CW’s breakout series Riverdale.

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate has the unique opportunity of connecting with her culture on-screen and off. With her Brazilian background, the 23-year-old makes sure to stay on top of her roots by speaking Portuguese with her parents and staying connected with her extended family via group chats.

As the new season of Riverdale approaches, Mendes spoke to People Chica about being new to Hollywood, her Latin roots and what fans can expect in season 2.

Veronica Lodge is your first role— how does it feel that your debut in the industry is on a hit CW series?

The biggest relief for me is to know that I’ve broken through. I don’t need to stress about whether or not I made a huge mistake choosing this career path. Now I can actually focus on building a career doing what I love, which was all I’ve ever wanted.

In what ways do you relate to your character?

I know what it’s like to be the new girl. I spent a lot of my childhood moving around, so I was constantly adjusting to different environments and finding a new identity. Veronica’s world completely changed after her father’s scandal, and that degree of change makes you very vulnerable.

You play the role of a rich, privileged Latina, which isn’t really common in Hollywood…

It’s just so refreshing to see a different story being told for Latin families. The Lodge family is a much-needed departure from the underprivileged, sleazy Latino drug-dealers we’re used to seeing in entertainment. It’s rare that you see Latin families being portrayed as intelligent, sophisticated, and powerful entities.

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5 September 2017   by

The CW released earlier today a promotional video which features the cast of the shows premiering this October. You can watch Camila and her Riverdale co-stars having some fun in the video bellow!