In an interview with Wonderland Magazine, Cole explained that he gave himself only seven days to get cast in a new role, and if nothing happened, he would have given up on acting.
UM, please no.
"I went over to California from New York for a single week and I told my manager, 'If I don’t book anything this pilot season I’m never coming back to this,'" Cole said. "I just pulled the trigger on it and said, 'Alright, f—k it, let’s see how it goes.'"
Can you imagine if he never got the role?! Our screens would be so un-blessed right now. Not to mention the incredible bromance between him and KJ Apa never would have happened, and frankly, that would have been a crime.
Cole went on to explain how he relates to Jughead on a personal level.
"It felt like a role that I could really dive into. Of course I’m pulling off of lived experience for the character as well," Cole explained. "There comes a real loneliness in celebrity where you’re constantly told you're part of an out group in your own society."
The perfect Jughead, obviously.