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New "Riverdale" Cast Member Vanessa Morgan Received Death Threats After Her Role Was Revealed

They know this is fictional, right?

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Earlier this summer, we learned there were going to be some big things happening in Season 2 of Riverdale.

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Not only with story lines, but also new additions to the cast! One of those being Toni Topaz, played by Vanessa Morgan.

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The character will act as Jughead's guide to life as a Southside Serpent. She's expected to attend Southside High and is described as being bisexual.

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During San Diego Comic-Con, the 25-year-old Canadian actor also hinted that her role could cause trouble between Bughead, aka Jughead and his girlfriend Betty.

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"She's a Southside Serpent, a gang member, and Jughead's first friend," Vanessa told Glamour. "So I might stir up the pot a bit with the Bughead relationship. There might be a little love triangle."

Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) are actually dating IRL.
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Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) are actually dating IRL.

But for fanatics of the show and extreme Bughead fans, they took this admission of her TV character as a real threat to their fictional relationship.

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"I’ve already had some death threats," Vanessa told Glamour.

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"But the thing is, it's half death threats because they don't want that [actually] happening, and there's half that's just all love."

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"Who knows if [my character coming between Bughead] is even going to happen. People are just jumping to conclusions."

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But besides the drama the former Finding Carter star is dealing with off set, she's been having an amazing time filming with the cast.

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"Lili and Cole are awesome, and they have been nothing but welcoming to me. It’s great doing scenes with them."

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"I feel lucky that everyone has been so nice. And Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) is my best friend in real life!"

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To read more from Vanessa's interview, click here. And catch the Season 2 premiere of Riverdale on The CW on October 11.

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