Ashleigh Stuns for ELLE
Riverdale beauty, Ashleigh Murray, portrays the talented daughter of the town’s mayor and lead singer for Josie and The Pussycats, Josie McCoy. Ashleigh is featured in a new piece from ELLE. In an interview, she dishes on making the series’ epic musical episode, where things are with Josie and Cheryl and much more. Ashleigh also says not to confuse her with her character.Below is a sneak peek of her interview.
So tell me about making this epic musical episode!
You know, it was tough. On everybody. All around. Most of us are not trained dancers. And we also didn’t get to learn the choreography together as a group. That whole opening sequence, where we’re all on stage with the chairs and the big circle and everything, the day that we shot it was the first time each and every one of us were in the same room at the same time doing the choreography together. And it came out so wonderful. The crew was awesome. For me, it was also very nostalgic because I started out in theater, musical theater. I haven’t done it in a while. It made me miss it.
…But when Josie did walk out on Cheryl in the previous episode, before she got an apology or an explanation, I was like, ‘Yes!’ I would not be cool with my friend sending me a pig’s heart either.
Look, I would have done the same thing. I would up and leave, because this is crazy. This is a girl who not only gave me a pig’s heart, but told me that Chuck was the one that did it. I’m completely am 100 percent on board with Josie. But a lot of our young viewers are die-hard fans. They attach to somebody, and they can do no wrong. And they’re like, “How could you turn your back on your friends?’ Are we just going to politely forget that I could have been a vegan and she sent me a pig’s heart? We’re just going to overlook that, huh? Why can’t I be mad at her for that?
Read the full interview with Ashleigh at ELLE.com and check out the amazing shots of her for the piece below. And make sure not to miss her responses to crazy fan theories as well,
RIVERDALE airs WEDNESDAYS at 8|7c. on The CW