Madelaine on Cheryl, Her Co-Stars and Much 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 Galore Magazine and in her interview, she dishes on Riverdale. Especially when Cheryl was sexually assaulted and how she prepared for such a heavy scene. Madelaine talks about how she became best friends with co-star, Vanessa Morgan, and teases some big reveals in the upcoming episodes. She shares on so much more, but for now, check out a sneak peek of her interview.
People are obsessed with “Riverdale” and it’s a pop culture phenomenon, but it’s never been nominated for any Emmys. Do you think people take teen-centric TV shows and movies less seriously?
I just think that it’s a different realm. I think that the shows nominated for Emmy’s are shows that, y’know, adults typically watch. So, I don’t really know why we haven’t been nominated, but I just know we haven’t. That’s totally fine, though! We’re proud of the work we’re doing, and people love the show, and that’s what matters to us. We want to make good entertainment, and I think we’re doing that.
You and Vanessa met at Riverdale auditions and became best friends. What was it about her that made you ask for her Insta right away?
I saw her in the studio test, and I was like, “Damn, that girl has really cool style.” I didn’t say anything, though, because I was so nervous. The next test, everyone’s a lot more comfortable because you were with the same group of people. She and I started just talking about the people we were dating, and we kind of bonded over things that we had going on that were similar and awful, and so we bonded over that.
Then, I booked it, and she didn’t. I’m just going to tell you right now. In LA, most friends, even if you think they won’t be, are going to be a little weird about you booking a role that they didn’t. But Vanessa was so supportive. She was like, “Oh my god, let’s get dinner, it’s my treat!” This is someone I had met a week before! I’m not kidding you, she’s my best friend on the planet, and she has always been that way, and that’s the way I am for her, too. She’s my best friend, and now she’s on the show, too, and I couldn’t be happier.
How did you guys celebrate when she was eventually signed on to be Toni Topaz on “Riverdale?”
She was in New Zealand still! The first time I saw her after she booked, it was right when I moved back to Vancouver for filming. She and I are very into nights in, so I met up with her and we made our teas, and we had one of our infamous nights in. It’s so embarrassing, but we’re grandmas. It’s the best thing to do!
Read the full interview with Madelaine at galoremag and don’t miss the gorgeous photos of her for the feature. And do not miss the clip on ‘Why Mean Girls Are Misunderstood’ below.
RIVERDALE airs WEDNESDAYS at 8|7c. on The CW