Philadelphia (CW Philly) — Hey, Riverdale fans– we’re just days away from Riverdale High’s adaptation of Carrie: The Musical! Refinery 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.”READ MORE: Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'
“[His dancing] really is something I never thought I needed until I saw it,” Cott continued.
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.READ MORE: Brittany Adebumola And Joseph David-Jones Say 'The 4400' Is 'A Beautiful Companion To The Original'
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.
Who’s excited to see K.J. Apa break it down on Riverdale High’s stage?MORE NEWS: Batwoman Star Javicia Leslie Says 'I’m Really Excited For The Villains'
“A Night to Remember” airs Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. on The CW Philly.