Riverdale star Camila Mendes opens up about the series’ frequently ridiculous story arcs.
In a video posted to TikTok on March 29, Mendes lip-syncs, “I think there are days where I feel like I know it all, and then I wake up the next morning, and I’m like, ‘Wait, none of that makes sense.” Mendes added, “And then later I’ll feel like, ‘Oh wait, it’s all clicking,’ and then it’s not.” The original audio is attributed to reality star Kim Kardashian who first used the line in Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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Mendes has portrayed Veronica Lodge on the hit CW series since Riverdale debuted in 2017. Less than two weeks before the premiere of Riverdale’s seventh and final season, Mendes discussed what pieces of the set she took home as a parting memento. “One of the props people gave me a gift,” Mendes said. “There’s a portrait that hangs above Hiram Lodge’s office that’s of Veronica, cross-legged with her hands on her knees. It’s very regal and I have it above my guest bathroom toilet currently.” Mendes also noted that “I intend on stealing a different artwork that’s of Veronica walking through lions.”
Riverdale Goes Back in Time
The final season of Riverdale has seen the series’ iconic cast thrust back into the 1950s, inspired by the source material of Pep and Archie Comics. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa previously discussed the stark realities of the era explaining how social prejudice is the true villain of Season 7. “It would be disingenuous to erase the real struggles and hardships that certain types of people faced in the 1950s,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “You just could not be out. In some states, it was illegal for there to be interracial marriage. That was the reality.”
Aguirre-Sacasa also gave fans an idea of what to expect going into Riverdale Season 7. “The first episode is Jughead’s story. It’s him asking, ‘What do I do with the fact that I’m the only one who remembers our lives before the comet hit?’ And that gets resolved at the end of Episode 1. But you get to see Cole playing the Jughead we’ve known, and then you get to see Cole putting on a 1950s persona.” The Riverdale showrunner also promised fans that “Something very, very dark happens at the end of Episode 2.”
Riverdale’s seventh and final season premiered on March 29. New episodes release every Wednesday on The CW.