In September this year, KJ Apa was involved in a car accident, when driving home late after filming for Riverdale on set all day.
KJ was thankfully unharmed by the incident, however it was a huge wake up call, pushing other actors to protest about safety concerns around filming and asking for transport.
Now, KJ is opening up about it.
Talking to Esquire magazine, he revealed that, “That was just a one-off accident, and it was a mistake on my part. I should have pulled over and gone to sleep instead of battling my way home. But I learned from it. It was a blessing in disguise. I came out unscathed, and I thank God that I’m okay — it could have been a lot worse.”
So did things production-wise change after his accident? Nope.
“The schedule didn’t change. It’s still a requirement for the actors to drive to work, which is fair enough,” he explained. “The crew works longer than we do, and they have to drive back and forth to work every day. It puts things in perspective for actors on other shows; when you’re driving home, you’ve got to be mindful and make sure your mind’s right and that you’re not tired. I was really lucky the production was there for me and helped me the whole way, which made me feel looked after.”
Thankfully he's okay!