Madelaine Teases What’s Next for Cheryl and more!
Riverdale’s red-headed beauty, Madelaine Petsch, portrays the sassy and very unpredictable Cheryl Blossom on The CW’s hit series based on Archie Comics. Madelaine is featured in a new piece for the Coveteur. In her interview, she talks about Cheryl’s evolution and teases that episode 14 and 15 are huge episodes for the character. Madelaine dishes on her beauty regimen as well as being a spokesperson for Biore’ and the brand’s new charcoal acne cleanser. She also shares on dating recording artist, Travis Mills, her YouTube channel and much more. Check out a sneak peek of her interview.
Of course, once the topic of Cheryl comes up, I have a million questions. Why is she so cold? And would Madelaine ever be friends with her character in real life?
“I don’t think Cheryl has friends in real life,” she says, but adds that if Cheryl would let her in, then of course. “I think Cheryl needs friends—she needs a support system. You’ll see more of that as the season unfolds.”
The actress admits it’s hard justifying a bully’s actions, since she was bullied herself growing up, but reveals there’s more to Cheryl than your typical mean girl (Note: It was also recently revealed that Cheryl is bisexual).
“When you really get into the thick of it, you’re like, ‘Wow, she really does have so much going on in her life.’ You kind of get it. The more the season unfolds, the more of that story is told—especially in episodes 14 and 15 that are about to come up. You really see why she’s so cold to her mom, why this exterior is up, why the walls are up, and why she doesn’t trust anyone. It’s very interesting.”
Read the full interview with Madelaine at coveteur.com and don’t miss the gorgeous photos of her for the feature below.
RIVERDALE airs WEDNESDAYS at 8|7c. on The CW