“Riverdale” Star Lili Reinhart Dishes On Meeting Cole Sprouse For The First Time

If you watch Riverdale, then you know the “Bughead” coupling of Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones is goals both on and off-screen. But do you know what Lili Reinhart (Betty) really thought about when she first met former Suite Life with Zack and Cody star, Cole Sprouse (Jughead)?

In a recent interview with W Magazine, the actress opened up about first meeting her fictional and real-life boyfriend, Sprouse.

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“I thought KJ [Apa] was so hot, so charming,” she recalled. “I had seen Cole and Camila [Mendes] at the studio test, and thought Cami was so beautiful. It’s funny, I don’t really remember having an opinion on Cole, to be honest. Of course, I had grown up watching [The Suite Life] but I wasn’t really starstruck. He just seemed like this really attractive, normal guy.”

The two had set off relationship rumors after appearing to couple up at the 2017 Comic-Con, and with Sprouse’s many pictures of Reinhart taking over his Instagram.


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Reinhart also talked about her quick rise to fame, and how she didn’t know much about her iconic character going into the show.

“It was a blank slate going into it,” she said. After Riverdale’s premiere and subsequent rise to super-success, the virtually unknown actors were thrust into the limelight in a not-so-smooth fashion.


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“The show took off in such a way that fame followed very quickly after, and it wasn’t really a smooth transition,” Reinhart said. “It was just kind of like, ‘Bam.’ It wasn’t a bad thing, but all a sudden, I’m doing all these things and a year ago, I was just starting to film season one, and two years ago, I was living in North Carolina with my parents.”

Season two premieres Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c on The CW, so that means much more of #Bughead and the rest of the gang.

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