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[on whether it is intimidating to be sexualized on screen as Archie] Not intimidating at all. When I do sexual scenes I'm always thinking that I have a lot of family back home watching this. When I read the pilot though, it wasn't difficult for me to see that's the direction they were taking. Every single episode I have my shirt off so inevitably, it's going to be gnarly.
He auditioned for Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War
(2016), but walked out on his audition knowing he wouldn't win the role. He also auditioned for Jason Scott/The Red Ranger in Power Rangers
(2017), while his future Riverdale
(2017) co-star Ross Butler
auditioned for Zack Taylor/The Black Ranger. Another Riverdale co-star, Cody Kearsley
, appeared in Power Rangers as Hawkeye.