The “Riverdale” star made those statements to actor Demi Moore during a 2020 interview for “Interview” magazine. He did so while promoting the pandemic thriller “Songbird”. Although the Michael Bay-produced film didn’t quite resonate with critics or viewers (according to Rotten Tomatoes), Apa admitted that he found working on the film liberating after years of playing Archie. . Apa has even stated that he often feels like he’s in the prison of a “Riverdale” actor, saying, “I feel so liberated coming from a show where I feel like I’m in the middle of nowhere. was in prison so many times. There were a lot of restrictions on what I could and couldn’t do.”
If you’ve seen “Riverdale,” you know the film’s unwavering affinity for the melodrama genre has certainly directly informed the style of acting required. So it’s hardly surprising that there are restrictions on what an actor can and can’t do in the making of a movie. And according to Apa, “Songbird” really offered the opportunity to build his own character in ways that “Riverdale” rarely gets, “With this character, it’s like, ‘Well, here’s how. really express myself in a natural way.’ I don’t wear makeup or use hair products. I have long hair and a beard. I just feel free.”
Limitations aside, Apa’s work on “Riverdale” has become one of the bright spots of the series. And he will certainly have the opportunity to expand his acting skills further in his career after “Riverdale”.
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