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Riverdale's KJ Apa in Car Accident, Fell Asleep at Wheel After 16-Hour Workday on Set

Riverdale's KJ Apa in Car Accident, Fell Asleep at Wheel After 16-Hour Workday on Set

KJ Apa, who plays the leading role of Archie on The CW’s Riverdale, was in a car accident after working a very long work day last week in Vancouver, Canada.

Apparently, the 20-year-old actor was on set for 16 hours, and then had to drive 45 minutes to where he was staying for the evening, THR reports. KJ reportedly fell asleep at the wheel during the drive, and was taken to the hospital and thankfully discharged without any major injuries.

Cole Sprouse, KJ‘s co-star, was also reportedly supposed to be with him in the car but his plans changed at the last minute.

KJ‘s car sustained damage and is now unusable.

The publication is reporting that because of this serious incident, cast and crew are demanding better safety and protection. Cole has apparently asked the show’s producers to provide transportation to and from set during late hours, which actually goes against WBTV’s policy.

We’re so glad KJ is okay after this scary incident.

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  • werd

    I’m glad he’s okay, and everybody makes mistakes, but he didn’t “have to drive 45 minutes to where he was staying for the evening.” He easily could have paid for a driver. He CHOSE to drive impaired, and thank God no one was hurt.

  • Sneak Peek

    With all the money the studio’s shell out for those shows I just assumed that they all had drivers in Canada.

  • VanityInsecurity

    The CW should be ashamed.. better yet they should be sued. No excuse to not take care of the talent.

  • Hypnotist

    Because kj apa fell asleep at the wheel, cast and crew are demanding better safety and protection…Protection from what? Cast should be bitching at their representation for not putting a transportation clause in their contract. Call a taxi you dildo.

  • anonymous

    it’s not the cw fault it’s the productions fault they are responsible for arranging things like that. other CW shows like one tree hill provided transportation for their actors.

  • Madsxx

    Glad he’s ok. I thought the studio provided transportation for their actors? If long hours are going to be a re-occurring thing on this show, he may want to hire a driver. Just to be on the safe side.

  • Ozymandias

    just watched that chick cheryl blossom youtube her day. She wakes up at 5 in the morning has to drive an hour to set and takes an hour in makeup and then leaves at 7pm and drives a hour home. That’s crazy. and that’s a good day. I guess actors are supposed to live on set and I’m sure it’s fun as hell but anytime you lose sleep it’s not good for the body. No wonder they gave Judy Garland hoppers all the time.

  • Honeybee

    Was he really filming 16 hours or was he on set 16 hours, filming for 3 and in his trailer for the rest of the time? These actors are always saying they worked 16 hours, but then wouldn’t every movie and tv show be like a week long to watch? I don’t understand Hollywood math or timekeeping!πŸ€” Glad he’s okay thoughπŸ€•πŸ˜€!

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    That hair color is fucking gross

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