It appears that a new bromance is brewing between “Riverdale” stars Cole Sprouse, 25, and KJ Apa, 20. The two actors spent the Thanksgiving weekend together.
Sprouse plays Archie Andrews on “Riverdale” while Apa plays Jughead Jones. On Nov. 27, Monday, Apa took to Instagram to share a photo of himself wearing a red jacket on the subway with a caption, “I love u man.”
Apa is wearing the same red jacket and outfit on the same subway in another Instagram photo posted by Sprouse, which has been deleted. In the photo, the “Riverdale” actors are with Dylan Sprouse, the twin brother of the latter, and another friend named Joseph Brock.
Prior to this, Cole revealed to People that Apa is his fitspiration. The former, who made it to the publication’s list of sexiest men alive in 2017, said it was good being on a show with people like the latter, who he described as a monster.
“He’s ripped, he’s been ripped since he was like 10,” Cole said of Apa. “So it’s nice going to the gym with dudes like that because I just mimic what they are doing and by proxy I get an exercise I never thought I would be able to get, which is one of the perks of being on a teen drama.”
On “Riverdale,” Cole and Apa’s characters are best friends. Among the characters’ female friends are Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes).
In “Riverdale” Season 2 episode 7 titled “Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside,” which aired on The CW on Nov. 29, Wednesday, Archie mused about his future with Jughead. Apa’s character said he thought about moving to New York with the characters played by Cole, Reinhart and Mendes.
Aside from playing Archie on “Riverdale,” Apa is also set to star in “Altar Rock” with Scott Adkins and James Remar. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, the thriller movie was inspired by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Meanwhile, watch Cole and Apa compete in a compliment battle here: