‘Riverdale’: This Star Didn’t Recognize Andy Cohen at Craft Services

Andy Cohen is essentially the face of Bravo. As one of biggest “Bravolebrities,” most people recognize Cohen in an instant, but that wasn’t the case during Cohen’s time on the set of Riverdale. Find out which Riverdale star didn’t recognize Cohen at craft services during his guest appearance on the CW series. 

Andy Cohen in the 'WWHL' Club House with the cast of 'Riverdale' including Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, Mädchen Amick and Luke Perry
Andy Cohen, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, Mädchen Amick and Luke Perry | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Andy Cohen appears in ‘Riverdale’ Season 2 

The King of Bravo appears in the season 2 episode “Primary Colors.” Cohen plays himself, who happens to be a friend of Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols). In the episode, Cohen is in town and pays Hermione a visit to return a favor. 

“So Andy and Hermione have a history,” Camila Mendes, who plays Hermione’s daughter Veronica, explained to E! Online. “The story is that Andy once reached out to Hermione to be on his show Real Housewives of New York, and she turned him down.” 

As for why Hermione turned down the offer to be on Bravo, Nichols has an idea. “I think that Hermione turned down being on the first season of Real Housewives because of the questionable activities of her husband,” she told the outlet. “So probably being in the limelight isn’t the smartest move to keep those alive.” 

Despite neglecting to join Cohen’s Real Housewives franchise, he and Hermione became friends in the fictional world of Riverdale. “When he found out she was running for mayor of Riverdale, he was like, ‘All right, I’m gonna go support her,'” Mendes added. 

KJ Apa didn’t recognize Andy Cohen because he’s from New Zealand

Cohen had some of the Riverdale cast on Watch What Happens Live [WWHL], including KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Mädchen Amick, and the late Luke Perry. During their conversation, Apa revealed how he didn’t know who Cohen was before his appearance on Riverdale. 

“The first time I met you was at craft [services],” Apa tells the Bravo star. “In New Zealand, they don’t play [WWHL], so I wasn’t familiar with who you were.” 

That’s not the only thing Apa recalls of Cohen’s appearance on the show. “I just remember you were just sticking around at crafty eating for a long time,” Apa adds. Cohen admitted Apa was right, adding: 

“It was taking a lot time, so when I’m waiting and I’m eating, I just keep going. It was some decent crafty. I had a blast and I ate very well.” 

The only thing Cohen was disappointed about was the lack of wrestling scenes during his time on set. At the time, Perry hinted about the show’s search for a new wrestling coach, promising Cohen more scenes in the future. 

Andy Cohen manifested his ‘Riverdale’ appearance

Many Riverdale fans are curious about Cohen’s involvement with the show. He simply spoke his request into the universe.

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“I’m a huge Riverdale fan,” Cohen told E! “I was on Radio Andy one day having just watched the season one finale, and it hit me, I was like, ‘I need to come to Riverdale. I want this to happen.'” 

After Cohen mentioned his idea on-air, Riverdale executive producer Greg Berlanti, who listens to Radio Andy, heard his request. “He emailed me that day [and] he said, ‘It’s done,'” Cohen added. “It was pretty easy.”