Madelaine Petsch Gushes Over Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz’s Riverdale Relationship In Recent Interview
Riverdale is full of iconic ships: Bughead, Varchie, Falice, and, of course, Choni. The pairing between Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz, played by Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan respectively, has quickly solidified a place in fans’ hearts. Not only is it great to see a complex and loving same-sex relationship on-screen, but the two are badasses, and the pairing is made even sweeter because Madelaine and Vanessa are BFFs off-screen, too!
When asked in a recent interview with J-14 if she had any special memories about filming the third season of Riverdale, Madelaine said one was fresh on the top of her mind because she’d just watched the episode. “Episode 3×21, Cheryl decides to sacrifice her life for Toni. And I think it’s such a beautiful moment for Cheryl to reveal her true self and to be vulnerable. The love she has for Toni is unlike any other and it’s just a really beautiful moment. Vanessa and I both were obsessed with that scene. And also just doing a bunch of stunts with your best friend is really fun, like running in and saving her from having her organs cut out and then running through the hallways.”
She continued, “When we were running through the hallways, I actually have this really — now that it’s out I can post it — I have this really funny Instagram Story that I took of us running and she forgot to say her line and I happened to be filming as she forgot it and I was like ‘are you gonna say your line?!’ while we’re like running down the hallway, it’s really funny. I’ve got so many good clips from that actually.”
We’re gearing up for the final episode of Riverdale season three, but we can all rest easy knowing The CW has already renewed the show for season four. So barring any completely unexpected changes, we’ll have Vanessa and Madelaine back giving us more Choni love during season four of the show.