Remember back in January when Cole Sprouse was promoting Riverdale, he said he wanted to portray Jughead Jones' asexually on screen (like in the Archie comics)?
Well, as we all know, Jughead is ~totally~ into Betty Cooper rn...
So many fans are wondering if Jughead's asexuality will actually ever be explored and if so, does that mean Bughead will be over?! *gasp*
Now, Cole has actually addressed fans' concerns in a surprise Reddit AMA session.
"Do you still [want Jughead to be asexual], or do you want him to continue to explore this relationship with Betty?" one fan asked. Cole replied: "I'm torn, because the ace exposure is so necessary, but their characters are going through some crazy stuff together, so it makes sense that they'd find solace in each other."
"I continue to hope this question is asked, over and over, it will only increase visibility," he added. "Yes, I'm still a big proponent of this representation, and it needs to be done correctly."
He went on to say that being so young, Jughead is probs still trying to figure out who he is.
"Jughead is 16 going on 17 (as of episode 10). Sexuality is fluid," Cole explained. "And where his sexuality is headed has, already, been heavily discussed... As an actor, I can only lend myself so much."
"Riverdale is a new universe, and we first need to think of jughead as a human agent within his environment, his decisions about his sexuality are going to be informed by his upbringing and his immediate and longterm desires. Betty and Jughead's coupling are a great example of such an informed decision."
Translation: We'll just have to wait and see if Jughead and Betty live happily ever after.