Our girl Camila Mendes is featured in the latest W Magazine with a photoshoot in NYC’s famous Chinatown. In her story, Camila dishes all about what the Riverdale cast is like behind the scenes, what it’s like kissing on set, and what went down during the Riverdale audition process. And to be honest, it sounds pretty intense. Any Riverdale fan knows that Camila is the perfect Veronica, but it almost didn’t happen that way. Camila told W Mag, “I had the most harrowing audition process. They were like, ‘You’re our top choice, but we want to open up a new search, and we want someone that can compete with you.’ I lost sleep, I was crying every night because it felt like I was so close to something that could be big, and like my life and career changing, but in the end it all worked out.”
It appears no one could compete with Camila, and the rest is history. She now spends 9 months out of the year filming Riverdale on set in Vancouver. Camila admitted that she doesn’t think the cast would be as close as they are if the show filmed in LA saying QUOTE, “In Vancouver we have nothing but each other, and that really brought us together. In a way, we really mirror our characters, even in our own dynamic as a cast.” Well, except for KJ Apa who’ve heard countless times is a total class clown IRL.
And as you know, Camila’s character Veronica and KJ’s character Archie kicked off season two with THAT steamy shower scene. The pair are now nominated for Best Kiss at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV awards and Camila revealed she was a bit puzzled about which kiss got the two nominated! She added, “It’s a funny category because you’re like, I don’t really know what I did, I didn’t do anything! I just kissed somebody.” Valid point. But that doesn’t make us love this annual award any less.
Do you guys think Cami and KJ will win Best Kiss this year? And what do you think about Camila’s traumatic audition story? Tell us those reactions down below! For more Clevver, check out this ridiculous indoor skydiving on Lunchy Break! I’m your host Emile Ennis Jr, thanks for checking in.