"It's so weird," Reinhart said. "Frankly, it just is disturbing to me that people would even send these negative messages to Vanessa. I understand that people are super invested in our show, and in this world, and in these characters, but there needs to be a realization that Vanessa is not actually Toni Topaz. I am not actually Betty Cooper. Cole is not actually Jughead."
Lili had a case herself recently and wants fans to respect them as actors:
"That's kind of something that goes along with an experience I had just recently with a fan really invading my personal space, and kind of running up to me, and me having to speak out and defend myself for not welcoming that sort of physical intrusion on my space," Reinhart said. "People are kind of blurring the lines between real people and the characters that we play, and it's important to remember that this is a show, and that these are parts that we play, and these are sets that we're on."
"So, you cannot keep sending that negative attitude and energy toward an actor," she said. "She's only playing a part. And, again, it's flattering that people are so invested in this relationship between Betty and Jughead. It's just completely uncalled for, and inappropriate, to have anyone actually sending death threats to a character that may or may not come between Betty and Jughead. There's a difference between the real world and television, and the line is being blurred a little bit."
Really looking forward to it; season 1 was a lot of fun. I'm not sure how anyone can see Betty and Jughead lasting long term since that would kill the whole Betty vs Veronica thing. Shipping's fine but don't get angry at the actors over it.
I don't know how much I'll be in this thread though. You do you but thirsty gifs, especially of high school aged characters, is already too creepy for me.
Pick up The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, ASAP. It's really good. Presumably that would be the basis for the spin-off.
As for authenticity, if I remember correctly it spun out of this alternate Archie story they were doing called Afterlife with Archie. It was basically Night of the Living Dead/Walking Dead with the Riverdale crew. That series is good too, but they did a solo issue about a darker take on Sabrina and eventually that spun off into its own series.
For now its not confirmed if there will be any cameos or connections, but the Sabrina pilot is being produced by the same team that makes Riverfale and theyre more than aware of fan demand. Id say its a lock, they just need to find the right time and tone in order for it to work. Theyre definitely interested in making this some type of universe imo, especially due to the promotional possibilities.