EXCLUSIVE: KJ Apa Dishes on 'Riverdale' and 'A Dog's Purpose'

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You'll be seeing K.J. Apa everywhere! Not only is he starring in the movie A Dog's Purpose, but his CW show Riverdale is airing now. Find out what the New Zealand hottie told us about his new projects!

J-14: In A Dog’s Purpose, your character Ethan spends all his free time with his dog Bailey. Would you say you’re a big dog-lover in real life, too?

KJ Apa: Yeah, I love dogs! I have a 13-year-old Papillon named Furby. She’s been a part of my family for over half of my life now and she’s the best.

J-14: We love that Bailey helps Ethan meet his girlfriend Hannah in the movie! Did your dog ever help you break the ice with a crush growing up?

KA: I wish my dog would’ve helped me out when 
it came to getting a girl’s attention because I was usually the guy who let my nerves get the best of me when I was around a girl I liked.

J-14: In your T.V. series Riverdale, your character Archie is a lot different from Ethan. Which one are you more like?

KA: I was quite similar to Archie in school, actually. Though, I never dealt with the iconic love triangle that he does.

J-14: Which Riverdale character do you wish you were buds with in high school?

KA: Jughead [Cole Sprouse] just because we both love eating burgers and fries!

Interview and story by Morgan McMurrin. "Meet Hollywood's Newest Heartthrob!" originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of J-14.


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