- Mark Consuelos told INSIDER that he wants his entire family to star on “Riverdale” at some point.
- His son Michael Joseph played a young version of his character during a flashback episode.
- His wife, Kelly Ripa, is playing his “alleged” mistress on an upcoming episode.
Mark Consuelos would like for “Riverdale” to be a family affair.
“If I have anything to do with it, my whole family will be on the show,” the actor, who plays Hiram Lodge on The CW series, told INSIDER while promoting his partnership with McCafé at Home to encourage people to stick with their New Year’s resolutions.
Two family members have joined Consuelos on set so far: his wife, Kelly Ripa, and their 21-year-old son, Michael Joseph.
Ripa is playing Mrs. Mulwray, Hiram’s “alleged” mistress on an upcoming episode of season three.
She announced her role with an Instagram post in November 2018.
“Hiram’s mistress,” she wrote. “23 years of auditioning for a role I was born to play.”
Consuelos told INSIDER that it was showrunner and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s idea to have Ripa appear on the series.
“They’d been communicating on other roles but the timing wasn’t right,” Consuelos said. “This one worked out.”
The husband and wife actually met on the set of “All My Children” during a screen test in 1995 and starred on the soap opera together until they both left in 2002. Consuelos said he always enjoys working with his wife.
“It was funny. It was entertaining. I love working with my wife in any capacity,” he said. “She knows the cast pretty well and had a few of them on her show [“Live With Kelly and Ryan”], and they come to visit New York as well, so it was really cool. … We worked a couple of days and then we got to have a nice weekend in Vancouver together.”
Their son Michael played a young version of his father’s character during a flashback episode of “Riverdale.”
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With Michael’s role, that just leaves his siblings 17-year-old Lola Grace Consuelos and 15-year-old Joaquin Antonio Consuelos to complete the family appearances.
“Riverdale” airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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