In the world of Riverdale, things just seem to get darker and darker with each episode. From a serial killer on the loose to the black hood, it’s like the kids in the titular town just can’t seem to catch a break.
Mädchen Amick, who portrays Betty Cooper’s (Lili Reinhart) mother Alice Cooper, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter In Studio to discuss what she hopes to see in season three of the CW drama, including a potential fan-favorite couple getting together and why she was a bit skeptical to sign onto the show.
From the first episode, it seems like The CW hit a home-run with Riverdale, and while Amick knew the series had “potential,” signing on came with a set of nerves.
“I knew it had the potential to take off. To be quite honest, when I took the part, I was a little nervous about playing a mom because a lot of the parents are throw-away characters. They don’t really do anything,” says the actress. “I went in and met with Roberto [Aguirre-Sacase], our creator/showrunner, and he immediately was like, ‘I really want Alice Cooper to be like Annette Bening in American Beauty.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, okay. Now we’re going to do something.’ So she’s been really fun to play.”
The writers of Riverdale have continued to push the envelope with its dark twists and turns in season two, but Amick tells THR that she would like to slow things down a bit for the third season. “Season two was so crazy with the murder mystery and black hood and dead bodies and these poor kids running around. I think maybe season three, let’s just calm it down a second and really flush out how the characters are reacting to each other. I want to give them a breather. Then we ramp it back up again,” she said.
As far as romance goes on Riverdale, Amick revealed which two characters she’d like to see get together in the upcoming season: Alice and FP (Skeet Ulrich).
“I really do want to see her finally get with FP, because that’s a big thing,” the actress said of the fan-favorite pair. “They have a lot of history together, so I’d like to see that.”
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.