KJ Apa was already a star in hit NZ soap, Shortland Street, but his role in Riverdale really broke him into Hollywood.
So it' safe to say he takes his character Archie really damn seriously.
So serious, that even if he BREAKS HIS HAND on set, he keeps it quiet. Lol.
KJ finally opened up to his fans about it, where they assumed it was from that intense scene of him punching on ice to safe Cheryl Blosson from drowning in Sweetwater River, but there's way more to it.
After breaking his hand, he went on shooting as if nothing had even happened. My lord he really is some form of Hercules.
In an interview with TV Line, the actor dished about the crazy scene.
He said, “I wasn’t really punching the ice, but I got a little bit too excited. I was punching a foam mat … [that was] sitting on the ice. … It was cold, so I didn’t really feel it. It wasn’t until 20 minutes after that I realised I broke my hand. I didn’t tell anyone.”
If that ain't dedication, we don't know what is.
We're pretty sure his hand is all better now, and he is currently filming season 2 of Riverdale, which returns October!!!!