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Mark Consuelos Dishes On 'Riverdale's Seven Year Time Jump

Mark Consuelos is opening up about what’s ahead for the upcoming season of Riverdale during a new interview with Sirius XM.

The 49-year-old actor, who plays Veronica Lodge’s dad Hiram on the hit CW series, revealed that the time jump, which he describes as “exciting”.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Consuelos

“Season 5 is graduation, and then they’re going to jump-cut seven years after a few episodes,” he explained during his appearance on Quarantined with Bruce. “Which was a decision not to stay in the college.”

Mark adds that “some people are in different relationships and I think I’ve read the first six episodes. It’s super interesting. I’m excited to do it.”

“I’m up to my old shenanigans [as Hiram] but I’m excited to get back to work.”

If you didn’t see, star Lili Reinhart also opened up about the time jump as well, and revealed she’s “psyched”.

'Riverdale' Stars Step Out in Vancouver After Completing Their Quarantine

The stars of Riverdale have been spotted out and about in Vancouver, Canada after completing their 14-day quarantine!

KJ Apa was all smiles while stepping out to get some coffee from a local Starbucks shop on Sunday afternoon (September 6).

That same day, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch were seen walking their dogs together while going for a coffee run as well.

Lili Reinhart also stepped out on Sunday to take her dog for a walk while chatting on the phone.

Last week, Lili made headlines when she said that she feels “like a prisoner” during the quarantine period in Vancouver. The cast had to quarantine after arriving in town from the U.S.

Lili then said her words were taken out of context.

“Love it when my words are taken out of context YET AGAIN. I’m not complaining about going back to work, I’m incredibly grateful to have a job. I’m sad that I can’t see my family for months on end due to travel restrictions. FFS, leave me alone,” she tweeted. “No wonder people think I’m this pissed off girl all the time. I annoy myself having to speak up about this 🙄.”

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Riverdale's Bernadette Beck Calls Out Show for the Way Black Characters Are Portrayed

Riverdale actress Bernadette Beck, who portrays Peaches ‘N Cream in seasons 3 and 4 of the show, is calling out the way black actresses are portrayed.

“I was made out to be a very unlikable character and therefore, an unlikable person in people’s eyes,” Bernadette told Elle. “I get it, there’s always a protagonist and antagonist, but I never had much of a story plot or enough character development to even be considered an antagonist. I was, for no reason, depicted in a very negative, unattractive light. And I’m not the first Black actress to show up on set, stand there, chew gum, and look sassy and mean. I feel like I was just there to fulfill a diversity quota. It’s just to fulfill points.”

“I was completely forgotten in the scene more than once,” Bernadette continued. “The director [would] be walking off set and I’d have to chase them down because I had no idea where to stand, what to do—I just hadn’t been given any instruction. You can’t treat people like they’re invisible and then pat yourself on the back for meeting your diversity quota for the day.”

“I didn’t understand when I first got on that show that it meant something for your character to be likable,” she added. “Some people say it’s just a TV show, but I’m thinking about the implications long-term. If we are depicted as unlikable or our characters are not developed or we’re looked at as the enemy all the time, that affects our public persona. What kind of opportunities are we losing out on even after Riverdale? Our white co-stars are getting all this screen time and character development. They’re building up their following, generating more fans, selling out at conventions, and fans have more of an emotional connection with them. But if we don’t necessarily get that, and we’re looked at with disdain, what does that do to us and how does that stain our reputation moving forward?”

The show vowed to change after another black actress called out the show.

Camila Mendes Defends 'Riverdale' Co-Stars Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Camila Mendes is speaking up.

The 25-year-old Riverdale star spoke out in defense of co-stars, including Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, amid recent anonymous sexual misconduct allegations against them on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show on Tuesday (June 23).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Camila Mendes

“It’s so insane to me that somebody would do such a thing, to prove a point, it feels so trivial…to damage not only the integrity of the Me Too movement, but also potentially damage the careers of these people and their lives in order to make a point about how easily people believe things. It’s so backwards to me,” she said.

“I feel for my castmates who had to deal with that.”

Here is how Cole and Lili responded to the anonymous allegations.

Listen to Camila Mendes speak out…

Camila Mendes Defends Her ‘Riverdale’ Costars and the #MeToo Movement

'Riverdale' Stars Meet Up for Dinner on Friday Night in L.A.

Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa join a group of friends for dinner at an outdoor restaurant on Friday night (June 19) in Silver Lake, Calif.

The guys, who both star on the CW’s Riverdale, were joined by their co-star Madelaine Petsch, as well as some other pals.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of KJ Apa

Last weekend, Cole was spotted at dinner with Madelaine and some other celeb friends as well.

Earlier this week, KJ spoke out after he was criticized for not posting about the Black Lives Matter movement. He expressed that he does support the movement, but doesn’t feel he needs to post about his opinions and beliefs on social media.

10+ pictures inside of the Riverdale cast meeting up for dinner in Los Angeles… More Here! »

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Riverdale's Marisol Nichols Will Return for Season 5

Marisol Nichols had previously decided to leave Riverdale after the fourth season, but now she has revealed that she is returning for the upcoming fifth season!

The 46-year-old actress, who play’s Veronica’s mother Hermione Lodge, confirmed the news in a new interview with Access Hollywood.

“I had a very long talk with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, our creator and showrunner of Riverdale, and I’m really proud to announce that Hermoine will not only be back for season five, but she will be back stronger and better than ever,” Marisol said.

“I’m really excited telling her story and that side of her,” she added. “It also allows me to pursue other ventures.”

It was also revealed that the first part of Riverdale season five would be continuing where season four left off due to production being shut down because of the pandemic.

See which other actor quit the show following the end of season four.

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'Riverdale' Creator Responds to Vanessa Morgan, Vows to Make the Show More Diverse

Vanessa Morgan spoke out this week about the lack of representation on The CW’s Riverdale and now the show’s creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is responding to her.

In posts on social media, Vanessa vowed to not take any more roles that don’t properly represent black people.

Roberto now vows to make change happen on Riverdale.

“We hear Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She’s right. We’re sorry and we make the same promise to you that we did to her. We will do better to honor her and the character she plays. As well as all of our actors and characters of color,” Roberto wrote in a post on Instagram. “Change is happening and will continue to happen. Riverdale will get bigger, not smaller. Riverdale will be part of the movement, not outside it.”

Roberto added, “All of the Riverdale writers made a donation to @BLMLA, but we know where the work must happen for us. In the writers’ room.”

Vanessa joined Riverdale in season two and she became a main star in season three.

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