Madelaine on Riverdale Season 2, Her Newfound Stardom and More!
Riverdale’s red-headed beauty, Madelaine Petsch, plays resident Queen Bee, Cheryl Blossom, on The CW’s hit series based on Archie Comics. In an interview with Flaunt magazine, Madelaine recounts the very first time she was recognized as Cheryl Blossom and how she reacted to her newfound stardom. She also reveals how her life has changed since Riverdale and much more. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below.
Petsch’s character Cheryl Blossom is also unique in the fact that, despite this cultural pressure to get the iconic characters ‘right,’ she simply wasn’t as prevalent in the comics, leaving room for experimentation. “There’s so much to learn about her, but it’s also so great because I felt like my shoes weren’t as big to fill,” Petsch, who read the comics as a kid, confides. “I felt like I could kinda create my own character. Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Archie are very iconic characters. They had a lot of people who really didn’t want them to change them too much—whereas nobody really cared about Cheryl before.”
“I used to write down every audition I had and notes I’d gotten and stuff,” Petsch says of her pre-Riverdale days. “I’d gone on a hundred and seventy auditions or something crazy like that. A couple of them worked out but not most of them. It’s interesting how much rejection you go through in this industry before you really get something.”
Read the full interview with Madelaine at Flaunt and check out the gorgeous shots of her for the piece below as well as her piece for Flaunt Film.
RIVERDALE RETURNS WEDNESDAY OCT. 11 at 8|7c. on The CW