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Riverdale’s KJ Apa’s painful on-set injury

Talk about method acting.

By Elisa Parry
Spoiler warning: If you haven’t seen the Riverdale finale, read on at your own risk.
If you’re not across the Netflix original series Riverdale, may we suggest a binge-watch session for the weekend?
The teen drama, set in the fictional town of Riverdale, is based on the Archie comic book series and well worth a viewing.
There’s mystery and eye candy, what more could you want?
KJ Apa, who plays Archie in the series, recently revealed that he actually broke his hand on-set during the dramatic finale.
According to KJ, the painful incident occurred in the scene where Archie, Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) rush to rescue Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) who is trapped under a frozen lake.
Archie had to repeatedly punch the ice to set Cheryl free.
Archie rescues Cheryl.
“That was a gnarly day of shooting, I'll tell you that much,” KJ told TV Line.
“I wasn't really punching the ice, but I got a little bit too excited. I was punching a foam mat… [that was] sitting on the ice… It was cold, so I didn't really feel it.
“It wasn't until 20 minutes after that I realised I broke my hand. I didn't tell anyone.”
Ouch! Talk about putting your body on the line!

KJ tweeted about the show’s finale at the time writing, “Our finale is so good I can’t stop thinking about it. Not to mention I broke my hand filming it. Mental.”
Filming for season two of the series begins today with the release date currently scheduled for October this year. We can’t wait!

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