Cole Sprouse (AKA Jughead) Will Not Be Singing In Riverdale’s Musical Episode
Fans had hoped he'd dazzle the audience with a dramatic show-tune.
When producers of Riverdale announced that they’d be writing a musical episode of the series, fans probably had a vision of Jughead in a leather jacket and rolled up jeans performing a rendition of ‘You’re The One That I Want.’
Unfortunately, the pipedream of Cole Sprouse serenading us through the TV screen has turned out to be just that, with the executive producer of the show confirming that he won’t be taking part in Riverdale High's production of Carrie: The Musical.
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According to TV Line, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed in a recent press conference that the 25-year-old actor wasn’t even a little bit tempted by the prospect of nailing a high note.
“Cole and I talked about it a while ago, and I said, ‘How do you feel about musicals?’" Roberto said. "At that time, we were going to do Little Shop of Horrors. And he basically said, ‘Listen, I never sang for Disney. It would take a lot.”
Cole's disdain for singing resulted in him refusing to take part in the variety show the cast put on at the end of Season One.
"So literally every cast member sang but Cole," he said. "Every parent, every kid, every crew member sang . . . except for Cole. So it was like, 'Okay, got it.'"
When we think about it, it *does* seem wildly out of character to have Jughead standing in the middle of the stage belting out a show-tune, with Roberto insisting that he participates in the episode in his own quiet way.
"When we really thought about the character of Jughead, he felt like the one character who probably wouldn’t be in the school musical," Roberto continued. "When you see the episode, he’s very much an integral part of it, and he’s doing something quintessentially Jughead during the musical. Except he doesn’t sing.”
Consider us intrigued.