Betty has not even enjoyed her new relationship with Jughead, but another woman has already threatened to take her man away from her. “Riverdale” Season 2 just cast Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz and, according to the actor, she will cause some major drama for the new couple.
But some fans of the show aren’t excited about how Toni will be shaking things up with the main crew – specifically, she might be breaking up the fan-favorite couple of Jughead and Betty.
Fans are assuming Toni will come between Jughead and Betty, although that story line has not been confirmed.
While speaking with Glamour, Morgan, said, “I’ve already had some death threats”.
‘Who knows if [my character coming between Bughead] is even going to happen. “People are just jumping to conclusions”.
In the series, Vanessa’s character Toni is a member of the Southside Serpents, a gang of criminals who reside on the south side of Riverdale. So I might stir up the pot a bit with the Bughead relationship. It is pretty common for a show centering around teens to involve a few love triangles, but the issue is how seriously some fans are taking this potential new conflict. In an interview with Bustle, Morgan said that there is a progressive reason behind her character and storyline. Yep, that’s right. Vanessa’s character Toni is bisexual, so the guy characters on the show aren’t her only crush options.
Although plenty of people congratulated her on social media, there were those who begged her to keep out of Bughead’s romance, and some even went as far as threatening her. You can love both genders. It’s great doing scenes with them. I hope people watch Toni and think, Why are we judging people?
Who she could be attracted to is also in question. I feel lucky that everyone has been so nice. Her reasoning? “Because Madelaine Petsch is my best friend in real life”, the actress explained. Petsch plays the role of Cheryl Blossom in “Riverdale“.