Mädchen Turns Up the Heat for Coveteur & Dishes on Riverdale!
Riverdale beauty, Mädchen Amick, plays the Betty Cooper’s no-nonsense mother, Alice, on The CW’s hit series based on Archie Comics. She stuns for Coveteur and in an interview, she dishes on the series’ second season so far. Mädchen also spills on her character, Alice, as well as what she thinks about her and more. Check out a sneak peek of the interview with Mädchen below.
In a few words, how would you describe this season so far?
“The stakes feel like they’ve gotten even higher. Last season, we were dealing with a high school student who had been murdered, and it was a mystery of who did that. Now, this season, it’s the threat having expanded over the entire town. Everyone is in danger, and everyone could be a target. I think that just raises the bar and brings a lot more tension. We’re still going to continue to find out the different family drama and get into their layers and secrets and everything. But I think, just overall, it’s an even more serious note this season.”
Your character, Alice Cooper, kind of gets a bad rap. What do you think of her?
“I love Alice Cooper. She’s so complicated and inappropriate, but she always does it with very good intentions to protect her family—she’s just a fierce mama lion. I love that we really hated her at the beginning of last season. Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa, the creator of the show] knew there was going to be a lot of family drama and that we were going to see [the reason] behind why she acts the way she acts, and that the audience would eventually be rooting for her. I said, ‘We really gotta push it as far as we can, because the higher we build her up, the farther she can fall.’ I had to really figure out what her intentions were all the time. It’s really great that we saw her arc and we got to meet her. All of her walls come tumbling down, and [we] see what was happening behind her very strong facade of being self-righteous and judging the entire town. I think deep down—even if you do it in the wrong way—everybody roots for the underdog. Underneath all of the facade, she truly is an underdog, and you’ll get to know that story line more and more as we go.”
Read the full interview with Mädchen at Coveteur.com and check out the shots of her below.