Sprouse was working in an archaeology lab in Brooklyn a year ago when his manager sent him the script. Originally asked to read for Archie, he instantly gravitated toward Jughead, who is the show’s narrator. “He’s very much an outsider,” he says. “He has a pretty unique perspective because he’s seeing the town and the friendship and the friendships that are forming from a more objective point of view. He eavesdrops, he listens, he’s the guy with the camera, snooping, sleuthing, and in that way, he’s distanced himself from a lot of the people in the town, through his own fear of being vulnerable and his inability to cope with people.”
“Our Betty Cooper is still the girl next door — she literally lives next to Archie. And she’s the blonde all-American girl, she’s so sweet and forgiving, gives people the benefit of the doubt and second chances, wears her heart on her sleeve,” Reinhart says. “But she’s also incredibly broken on the inside, for many different reasons. For one thing, she suffers from mental health issues, and that’s something that I resonate with — I struggle with depression and anxiety, and I’m very open about that. So I can very much relate to Betty in that way, and that there’s a vulnerability inside.”
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Riverdale "Pilot" Episode viewing post. This my first time doing a viewing post hopefully it goes well!!! Are you excited for tonight ontd?