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Tom Welling's 'Smallville' Cast Rallied for Him to Get a Driver, Just Like KJ Apa's Cast

The cast of Riverdale has been rallying behind KJ Apa after the actor got into a car accident due to a long workday that led to him falling asleep behind the wheel. This is something similar that happened on the set of Smallville over a decade ago.

In a podcast that was released only this month, Tom Welling and his co-star Michael Rosenbaum revealed how the cast rallied to get Tom a driver due to the long hours he was put through on the set of Smallville.

“All of us are driving to a location at 4:30 a.m. with one eye open and you’re in every scene. I think it got to a point where we all like signed a letter for you because we’re like ‘You’re going to kill Superman,’” Michael said.

Tom added, “Unbeknownst to me, because I was just told it was already done, but you all signed something, because we weren’t allowed to have drivers for some reason, but yeah, I was getting up at 4:30, driving an hour and a half, working an 18-hour day then driving back, sleeping five hours. And you guys were like, ‘Well, he’s gonna die. He’s gonna run into a tree and the show’s gonna be over.’ So you guys kind of gave up, you waived your rights to ‘If one had a driver, everybody had a driver.’ So, I got a driver and it was a big difference.”

WBTV has said all of the people working on Riverdale are allowed to call a taxi or have a driver take them home when they are working long hours.

Riverdale's KJ Apa Spotted Working Out Following Car Accident

KJ Apa takes a FaceTime call while getting in a work out on Thursday (September 21) in Vancouver, Canada.

This is the first time that the 20-year-old actor has been spotted after news of him being involved in a car accident last week following a long night of filming Riverdale.

KJ reportedly was on set for a majority of the day and then fell asleep behind the wheel of his car on his 45 minute drive home. WBTV, the studio behind the show, released a lengthy statement clarifying the details surrounding what actually happened. We’re just glad that KJ is alright!

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KJ Apa's Car Accident: WBTV Clarifies Details & Hours Worked

KJ Apa was involved in a car accident last week after falling asleep behind the wheel following a long day of work on Riverdale and now WBTV is clarifying details surrounding the situation.

It was initially reported that the 20-year-old actor worked a 16-hour day before getting into the car for a 45 minute drive to his hotel. The accident spurred calls from cast and crew to change conditions on set and allow for them to receive car services when working late hours.

WBTV says that there is already a policy in place for cast and crew to be provided with “a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request.” They also noted that KJ worked 14.2 hours following a 2.5 hour workday the day before.

“The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio. Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members,” WBTV said in the statement. “In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.”

Click inside to read the rest of WBTV’s statement regarding KJ Apa… More Here! »

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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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'Riverdale' Wins Lots of Awards at Teen Choice Awards 2017!

It was a big night for the cast of Riverdale at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards held at USC’s Galen Center on Sunday (August 13) in Los Angeles.

KJ Apa joined co-stars Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Casey Cott, Ashleigh Murray, and Madelaine Petsch to accept the award for Choice Drama TV Show on stage at the event.

Cole won Choice Drama TV Actor, Lili won Choice Breakout TV Star, and the two of them won Choice TV Ship.

Other awards that Riverdale won were Choice Breakout TV Show, Choice Scene Stealer for Camila, and Choice Hissy Fit for Madelaine.

FYI: KJ is wearing a The Kooples shirt and jeans. Cole is wearing Prada. Casey is wearing an Asos bomber jacket. Madelaine is wearing a Genny outfit, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Tyler Ellis bag, and jewelry by EF Collection and Meira T. Camila is wearing a Longchamp look.

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Phoebe Tonkin, KJ Apa, & CW Stars Step Out for EW's Comic-Con 2017 Party

So many stars stepped out to represent The CW network at EW’s Comic-Con 2017 party!

In attendance were The Originals actress Phoebe Tonkin, as well as Riverdale‘s KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse.

Also seen at the party were their Riverdale co-stars Lili Reinhart, Casey Cott, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, and Camila Mendes.

Legends of Tomorrow‘s Caity Lotz and Brandon Routh, The Flash‘s Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker, Arrow‘s Willa Holland and Katie Cassidy, The 100‘s Eliza Taylor, Lindsey Morgan, and Marie Avgeropoulos, iZombie‘s Rose McIver, and Black Lightning‘s Cress Williams were also seen at the bash.

FYI: Phoebe is wearing a Gucci dress and Anita Ko jewelry. Candice is wearing a Conceptoline dress. Rose is wearing Derek Lam 10 Crosby. Danielle is wearing an AQ/AQ jumpsuit. Marie is wearing Schutz shoes.

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'Riverdale' Cast Previews Season 2 at Comic-Con - Watch Now!

The cast of Riverdale is spilling some secrets on the upcoming season at 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday morning (July 22) in San Diego, Calif.

Cast mates – Madelaine Petsch, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Casey Cott, Asleigh Murray, Hayley Law, and Asha Bromfield – joined show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at the panel discussion to tease the upcoming second season.

“By the end of the first episode, we will know who shot Fred,” Roberto said before saying that some of our favorite characters will be going through some major changes in season 2.

Riverdale returns on Wednesday, October 11 on The CW.

Watch the season one blooper reel and season 2 trailer below!


Riverdale Comic-Con 2017 S1 Blooper Reel/S2 Sneak Peek

FYI: Ashleigh is wearing an alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet top. Lili is wearing an alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet top.

15+ pictures inside of the Riverdale cast at Comic-Con

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