Riverdale: KJ Apa on Isolated Archie Growing Into a Man

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Hopefully, you've already seen our conversation with hot dad, Luke Perry aka Fred Andrews.

If you have, you know how much Perry enjoys his scenes with on-screen son, KJ Apa.

Hot Dad Territory

What Apa reveals during the interview you can watch below is the amount of screentime the two will share will be minimal during Riverdale Season 3.

That's because as we now know Archie is paying a big price for Hiram's misdeeds.

Related: Riverdale: From Pop Icon to Hot Dad, Luke Perry Still Makes Us Swoon!

During that time, Archie will be forced to stand on his own two feet with nobody to lean on for comfort.

After taking so long to form relationships with people he can trust, it's a shame Archie will feel so alone.

Time for a Swim - Riverdale Season 3 Episode 1

But even though he'll be out of the line of site and his relationship with Veronica will be challenged, we know she's not giving up on him -- yet.

Mysteriously, Apa mentions Veronica will mention some other people while he's away, but he doesn't clarify who those people might be.

Related: Riverdale: Lili Reinhart Can't Wait for You to See More of Badass Betty!

Apa also talks a lot about Archie's relationship with Fred, and how it parallels his relationship with his father.

Growing up in the spotlight isn't easy, but it seems the younger cast of Riverdale is growing into their own and finding their way through the fame.

Are you worried about Archie in juvie? 

NYCC Riverdale Lili Cast

Do you think KJ will do an incredible job as Archie grows into a man locked away for Hiram's crimes?

Be sure to watch Riverdale online if you're not caught up with the story so far.

You can find additional exciting conversations about the show each week with our Riverdale round tables. Be sure to join us!

Riverdale airs each Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW!!

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Riverdale Quotes

Cheryl: Ummm, did you have a lobotomy for breakfast? You’re wearing my signature color!
Toni: You don’t own the color red. Red existed before you.
Cheryl: Not at Riverdale High. Here, I invented red. I am red.
[Cheryl snaps her fingers and two girls stand behind her]
Cheryl: Sorry, but this school is not big enough for the both of us, faux-pink lady. And I was here first. Go to Centerville High or Westerberg, I don’t care. But you have until first bell Monday to clear every trace of yourself out of these halls. Copy?
[Cheryl flips her hair in Toni’s face and walks away]

Evelyn: We have copies of those tapes, Betty. And copies of those copies.
[Betty walks to Evelyn and presses her to a locker]
Betty: Let me make something very clear. You and your dad may have brainwashed my mom, but I see right through your enlightened Farm-y c***. So, stop messing with me, stop messing with my family, and stop messing with my friends. Better yet, don’t even think about coming near me and my mom ever again.
[Evelyn tries to break free, but Betty pushes her back and presses her arm to Evelyn’s neck]
Betty: Because if you do, Evelyn, I will kill you. And if you don’t believe me, ask around. People will tell you what I’m capable of.
[Betty walks away, Evelyn looks scared]