What would Riverdale be without KJ Apa? We can't even imagine it.
However, that was nearly the case, according to casting director David Rapaport.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, David explained how he nearly didn't give the New Zealander the role of a lifetime.
"I passed on him the first time he came in. He didn’t seem prepared."
That seems very Archie of him...
After their first initial search for Archie didn't go as planned, they decided to give KJ a second chance. GOOD THING THEY DID!
"He came back in and his read blew me away," David said. "Sometimes people have bad days and you miss something."