Madelaine Covers Luca Magazine’s Fall Issue
Riverdale’s red-headed beauty, Madelaine Petsch, looks gorgeous on the cover of Luca magazine’s Fall issue. She plays Cheryl Blossom, mean girl with a few unexpected soft spots, on The CW’s hit series based on Archie Comics. In her interview with the magazine, Madelaine dishes on playing Cheryl, whether she’s like her at all, what fans can learn from Riverdale and more. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below.
What do you love most about Cheryl?
Her layers. She’s so complex and, as an actor, that’s really what you want in a role. She challenges me and pushes me every single day.
Is it fun to play a bitch?
I don’t see her as a bitch, once you get to know her more, you realize she’s just a broken, lonely little girl hoping to figure out who she is at some point and dying for some love. That being said, she does have some GREAT lines that are very fun to deliver. Never a dull moment.
What do you think viewers can learn from Riverdale, and more specifically, from Cheryl?
That’s the beautiful thing about art and media, there’s never one specific thing you’re trying to convey. Art is so subjective; the viewer will take away the lessons they need to learn. However, I do hope that the younger viewers see that you can be strong and single. I feel like the media (especially for the younger generation) portrays this idea that you always have to be in a relationship and that’s so stressful for kids. Hopefully our show can participate in and support the notion that you don’t have to be with someone to be a significant person, like Cheryl.
You seem to be really close with your cast mates. How often do you see each other when not filming? What do you like to do on days off from filming?
We are definitely a family. We see each other more often than not when we aren’t filming – do weekly get-togethers and dinners. We are always with each other. Some of us will get together and go to the gym or go do meals on days off that we share. We love biking around the water or just enjoying the beautiful city.
Read the full interview with Madelaine at Luca Magazine and check out the gorgeous shots of her for the piece below.
RIVERDALE airs WEDNESDAYS at 8|7c. on The CW