The CW’s Riverdale is all about relationships (and murder!) but not just “who’s dating who?” The parents on Riverdale play just as big of a role as the kids. We sat down with Betty and Veronica’s moms, Mädchen Amick (Alice Cooper) and Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge), to talk about the mother and daughter relationships on the show.
Just like in the comics, Betty and Veronica are besties on Riverdale, but their moms are a different story. They each have different and complex relationships with their main parental units — which is some of the best drama in Riverdale. Marisol thinks that no matter how different the pair is, they have similar motives:
Even though they have very different approaches, both moms try to do what’s best for their daughters. Mädchen agrees:
And if you want to hear the most adorable story ever, Marisol Nichols sometimes runs lines with her younger daughter, which helps her really feel them as a mother when she gets to set and has to deal with a teenage Veronica. Ummm, so cute!
Plus, it turns out Mädchen Amick and her onscreen daughter, Lili Reinhart, have matching tattoos AND turned up at WonderCon looking pretty similar. These two clearly have an intense connection.
These on-screen moms clearly love their daughters and it seems like the actresses all love each other too! You can watch them and all of their complexities Thursdays on The CW during Riverdale.