“[Apa's dancing] is like the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen." - Lili Reinhart


By Dani Nick

Philadelphia (CW Philly) — Hey, Riverdale fanswe’re just days away from Riverdale High’s adaptation of Carrie: The MusicalRefinery 29’s Ariana Romero had the chance to sit down with Casey Cott [Kevin Keller] to talk about the upcoming episode, “Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember.”

Romero was curious to know if anything surprised Cott while filming, and he immediately responded, “K.J. Apa’s [Archie Andrews] dancing.”

“[His dancing] really is something I never thought I needed until I saw it,” Cott continued.

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In fact, the entire Riverdale cast recognizes Apa’s dance skills.

Camila Mendes [Veronica Lodge] dished about her on-screen boyfriend’s talent.

“K.J. is a great dancer. When we go out, K.J. dances, he’s great. But this is a different kind of dancing. This is musical theater dancing and jazz hands. K.J. fully embraced it,” Mendes said.

Mendes even revealed Apa’s dance alter-ego!

“He has this alter-ego whom we’ve named Fiona — FiFi for short. She comes out and she comes out hard. She goes in,” Mendes said.

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Though the cast gave Apa a silly alter-ego name, they do have serious appreciation for his talent.

“It’s like the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen,” Lili Reinhart [Betty Cooper] said.

Additionally, the episode’s choreographer, Heather Laura Gray, praised Apa on his performance.

“It’s been phenomenal how quickly he absorbs the material and can perform it so quickly. I actually saw him, I think it was day two of shooting, while we were on break, he fully repeated a duet Camila did with Jordan [Connor, who plays Sweet Pea], on his own. He just decided to do that all on his own,” Gray said.

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Who’s excited to see K.J. Apa break it down on Riverdale High’s stage?

“A Night to Remember” airs Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. on The CW Philly.

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