Sabrina Star Kiernan Shipka Almost Played Betty, Riverdale EP Reveals

TVLine | 10/12/2018 | Dave Nemetz
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Can you picture Kiernan Shipka as Betty Cooper? Don’t choke on your milkshake, but it almost happened, Riverdale fans.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, executive producer of both Riverdale and Netflix’s upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, tells EW.com that before he selected Shipka to play Sabrina, he considered her to play Riverdale‘s ponytailed girl next door. “Kiernan was iconic in Mad Men, and I had even thought about her,” he recalls. “I was like, ‘Oh, I wonder if she’d ever do Betty.'”

Lili - Reinhart - Role - Betty - CW

Lili Reinhart went on to win the role of Betty on The CW’s teen drama, but Aguirre-Sacasa kept Shipka in mind when he began developing Sabrina. The show’s casting...
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