River babes, unite! Madelaine Petsch fully supports it Vanessa Morgan in response to her call for more representation and equal pay Riverdale.
“She’s a badass and I’m so proud of her,” said 25-year-old Petsch Us weekly only while promoting its campaign for AbbVie.
Morgan, who is pregnant with her first child, spoke about it in May Riverdale’s lack of diversity and opened up about how black people are portrayed in the media. She also claimed that in June she was the ‘only regular black series but also the least paid’ via Twitter.
The Canadian resident character, Toni Topaz, is also part of the LGBTQ community, prompting her to add that Toni is “used as the symbolic biracial bisexual” in the show. She further clarified that her comments were not aimed at her cast mates, but rather those who were in charge.
Riverdale Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa apologized to Morgan, 28, and vowed he would do better. “We hear Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She’s right, ‘he wrote via Instagram in June. “We’re sorry and we make the same promise we made to her. We will honor her better and the character she plays. Just like all our actors and color characters. ”
This is not the first time Petsch has defended her old friend. The Chicago Tribune on Monday, July 27, reported that Morgan’s husband, Michael Kopech, filed for divorce in June in Texas. The split news came three days after the actress announced she’s expecting a baby boy.
The F the Prom actress has since closed social media roles asking Morgan, “Where’s your husband, anyway?” Another hater defended the baseball player and wrote, “Don’t respect our pitcher like that.”
Petsch intervened and replied, “Frankly, I lose it when I see another comment like this. Vanessa is a wonderful mother to be and the hatred and disrespect I see in this post for bringing a new life to this world is disgusting. ‘
Onscreen, Petsch also searches for more of her character, Cheryl Blossom and Morgan’s Toni in Season 5. The two characters have been romantically linked since Season 3.
“I want her and Toni to stay together,” said the Washington resident U.S exclusively. “I would like Cheryl to be away from her family. It would be really nice, I think she starts fresh. Maybe a new career path, maybe something that doesn’t involve maple or rum. ‘
The actress, who was a bridesmaid at Morgan’s wedding in January 2020, teased that she doesn’t know if Choni fans should be anxious next season. “I just want to keep it [Cheryl] like the roller coaster she is, “Petsch added. “Because that makes my work interesting.”
While fans and the cast await the future for Riverdale’s teens, Petsch focuses on her AbbVie campaign and its goal of enabling women to speak openly about birth control.
“I’m actually really excited to be working with AbbVie, which is the makers of Lolo Estrogen about this. It’s all about enabling women to make informed decisions about their birth control, ”said the Fabletics designer U.S. “I’m all about empowering women. I’m all about environmental awareness, about educating people about reproductive health. So I think it’s a great collaboration. ”
Petsch explained that AbbVie has the “lowest daily dose of estrogen in the pill,” which is a “great option” for some women.
It doesn’t matter what birth control someone uses, however Polaroid actress is proud to be part of the effort to get women to talk about their sexual health.
“I grew up in a household where everything was on the table, every topic of conversation on the table,” she said. “But inside with my group of friends, my groups of friends, it’s not the same for them. That’s why I think it’s important to have these conversations, especially on social media, for a large platform of followers because reproductive health is very important and it is like any other part of health. ”
Petsch added, “It’s like we’re talking about allergies. It should be exactly the same. And yet we make [it] as just a topic of conversation because women and sexual health are also such a difficult conversation. And that should not be the case. ‘
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