Any Riverdale fan will likely #ship Cole Sprouse's character Jughead Jones and Lilli Reinhart's Betty Cooper. They're freaking goals.
But we're low-key worried about how long they'll last.
Before the show aired, there was a lot of talk about Jughead's character being asexual, similar to his role in the original Archie comics. But, since he and Betty get together early on, we were sure that wouldn't be the case for the show.
Well... Cole has spoken to AV Club in a new interview, and he's addressed what may happen.
"I had ended up doing a lot of research once the writers starting coupling Bughead, and there's actually a very long-lived trope with Betty and Jughead very early on in the digests in which Betty is trying to vie for Jughead's affection and Jughead is just kind of continuously refusing, but saying things like, 'Look, if I didn't hate women, trust me Betty, I'd be with you.' which of course, became a kind of reference for the kind of character Jughead would eventually become. And the argument of Jughead's sexuality has not hit a wall because he's now with Betty on the shpw. Jughead's sexuality becomes, already in our discussion of second season, becomes something of further investigation."
OKAY BUT THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE #BUGHEAD WILL LAST!
Le sigh. It would be very interesting to see how they will delve into Jughead's character in relation to his sexuality, but we really do love them together. On the show and off... ;)