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Vanessa Morgan Discusses Riverdale’s New Queer Character

Throw another burger on the grill, Pop! Riverdale is welcoming a new queer resident.
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Vanessa Morgan is set to play openly bisexual character Toni Topaz on the second season of The CW series

For those unfamiliar with the world of Archie Comics, Toni Topaz is a relatively minor character. In comics, she becomes friends with Jughead Jones because of their shared love of hamburgers. She also has distinctive pink hair and is bisexual in the comics.

Morgan, who previously played a lesbian character on The Shannara Chronicles, says that Topaz will be getting a lot of screen time in Riverdale‘s upcoming second season and is glad that she is able to bring the bisexual character to life.

In an interview with Popsugar, Morgan said that there is a progressive reason behind her character and storyline.

It’s showing that there are a lot of people who don’t see gender, and they actually love whoever is a nice person. I love that.”

Morgan also says she has already seen her fair share of Internet shippers, aka people who want Toni to get together with one character or another.

Right now, I’m seeing a lot of me and Cheryl. Then, I’m seeing me and Betty. People are shipping hard for different storylines.”

Riverdale returns for a second season on Oct. 11.

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