Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse Revealed Some Pretty Shocking Things About Himself
Recently, Peter Travers from ABC News got to chat up Cole Sprouse (above) who plays character Jughead Jones on CW’s hit drama series “Riverdale.” During their interview, Cole revealed some very interesting details about his life that you probably didn’t know.
For instance, before landing the Riverdale role, Cole wasn’t sure if he wanted to return to acting. He was originally sent the audition for the Archie role and more.
In this interview, Cole talks in great detail about these shocking things we didn’t know about him. The first thing he talked about was his return to acting after being a child star with his twin brother Dylan Sprouse in the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”
Apparently, Cole wasn’t sure if acting was for him anymore. He stated, “I was having a dilemma whether I wanted to return to acting at all because I was coming from this sort of agency-less childhood career and I’d never made the choice to go into acting.
And my relationship with acting by the time I’d graduated college was like that of an old lover. And if I was to return to this industry, it had to be an interesting project. And it had to be something fun. And it had to be romantic.”
Next, Cole talked about how he stumbled upon the role of Jughead Jones after originally planning to audition for the role of Archie. Apparently, he started reading about Jughead and felt that his characteristics suited him more. Cole told ABC News, “I’d been sent the audition for Archie, and I’d read one of the auditioning scenes.He was talking to his best friend Jughead who he’d kind of had a falling out with, and I loved the character.
I thought he was just going to keep his distance from the rest of the characters in the town and simply narrate his experience as this kind of outsider. And for me, returning to acting, that was a comfortable place to be in because I didn’t necessarily have to be a fully active participant of this world while simultaneously being a consistent present force in it. I thought this was the most appropriate choice.”
At one point, Cole revealed that he and his twin brother Dylan have gotten into many fights when they tried to critique each other’s work. But all in all, he still thinks it’s a good thing to get honest criticism because it helps him improve.
Cole stated,”I prefer my friends and family not to watch anything I do. My brother, when we’re putting auditions on tape or something for each other, we’re just brutal. But you need that. If someone feels afraid to tell you honest criticism, then you’re never going to improve. Granted, sometimes it’s been the cause of many fights of ours but it’s good.”
This final revelation that Cole revealed was that he was seriously considering a much different career path other than acting. He was actually looking into studying geographical information systems and satellite imaging. He had even started taking classes at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Cole explained, “I was studying something called geographical information systems and satellite imaging. It’s kind of like virtual cartography. And I would apply that to archaeology. I would build predictive models and try and reduce all of the chance involved in an archaeological survey so that we would know exactly where to look for artifacts and ruins.
My grandpa was a geologist ,and I always had this fascination with not only earth sciences but ancient history. I ended up studying it in school. I had traveled all over the world on excavation ,and I was working in some dingy basements and archaeological labs after I’d graduated and before I applied to graduate school.”
Well, we’re sure glad that Cole decided to return to acting, and we’re sure you guys are too. ABC News mentioned that Cole’s huge fanbase that he built from “The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody” years were constantly trying to convince him to return to acting while he was taking a break. So, that was definitely a good job on their end.
In related news, a couple of the Riverdale castmembers chatted with MTV UK. During this interview, they revealed how great it is to work with each other. Lili Reinhart who plays character Betty Cooper revealed that her castmates have become her best friends and are like family to her now.
She stated, “I have a whole new family. When I joined the show I knew that I was going to get along with these people and they’d be my co-stars, but I didn’t expect them to be my best friends which they are.”
Cole Sprouse talked about how their great offscreen chemistry really helps them make it a great show. He explained, “I think what this cast has taught me specifically is that the compatibility of castmembers lends itself tremendously to the show. And the kind of interpersonal relationships we have with one another off screen. That kind of chemistry really reads to an audience and is enjoyable to watch.”
The gorgeous Madelaine Petsch who plays character Cheryl Blossom gave MTV a little bit of a tease of what’s in store for the rest of season 2. Apparently, we’re supposed to see more blood and chaos. Cheryl’s also getting a love interest. She stated, “There’s a lot more blood, there is a love interest for Cheryl and there’s a lot more backstory with her mum’s relationship. There’s also a lot more chaos that she instils, naturally.”
Lili commented on what she thinks about Betty and Veronica’s relationship. She thinks it’s nice to see women being so supportive of each other at such a young age. She stated, “It’s nice to see in a young setting with young women being friends and being supportive. It’s wonderful. It’s encouraging. I feel like you don’t really have that strong friendship between women at such a young age present itself in the media.”
Cole talked about how Riverdale has changed his life. He revealed that it’s a very positive change stating, “Obviously it’s changed my life because people have started calling me a different name which is interesting. I think it’s made me happy and that’s the most important one.”
Camila Mendes who plays character Veronica Lodge revealed that she’s not taking any of this Riverdale success for granted because the show could disappear tomorrow. She stated, “I just keep going forward and also don’t take anything for granted. You never know what’s going to happen in the future. Like, this show could disappear.” Fortunately, MTV thinks it’ll be around for much longer time than that. They said, “It could, but we reckon it’ll be around for a long time.”
Lastly, Cole revealed that things are about to get dramatically worse for his character Jughead as season 2 marches on. He told MTV UK, “Jughead’s an angry kid. He’s a super aggressive kid and throughout the season he makes some really, really poor and violent decisions.”
So, it certainly sounds like things will get much worse for Jughead before they get better. The next, new episode that’s set to air is episode 9 of this current season 2 which is titled, “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night.” It’s currently set to air on Wednesday night, December 13,2017.
After that, the show will be taking a little break. We’ll give you guys more details on that in a different post. So, be on the lookout for it and stay tuned. Also, be sure to follow us on our Riverdale Facebook page for more Riverdale news by Clicking Here.