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

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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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