KJ Apa finds fame ‘uncomfortable’
3 March, 2019, 8:00 am
KJ Apa finds fame uncomfortable. The Riverdale star — who plays Archie Andrews in the CW drama — has opened up about the negative aspects of starring in a popular TV show and the weird experience of having strangers “touch” him in the street.
Speaking to ASOS Magazine, he said: “The weird thing is that it used to be people calling me by my character’s name — now people come up to me in the street and know my name. Some people touch you and I had a hard time with people feeling like they can have that intimacy with me. Experiencing what it’s like to be on a huge TV show has given me perspective on people. The attention is strange and not comfortable. You put yourself in their shoes and think, ‘If I saw someone like that, what would I do?’”