Riverdale season 5 will bring big changes for Archie and his friends. And actress Vanessa Morgan recently revealed that her character, Toni Topaz, will be pregnant when the series returns.
Toni Topaz didn’t get much backstory
Antoinette “Toni” Topaz i Riverdale her first time in season 2. As a Southside student and snake at Southside High, she befriended Jughead during her short time there.
By season 3, Toni was officially part of the Riverdale High crew. She spent a lot of time getting in trouble with Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch). And over time, the two fell for each other and began to relapse.
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However, unlike the other characters on display, Toni didn’t get much of a backstory. And over the summer, Morgan criticized the exhibitors for their portrayal of Toni. And she named them for paying less than her co-stars.
“We’re tired of the way black people are represented in the media, we’re tired of being represented as thugs, dangerous or scary.” Morgan tweeted in June 2020. “We are also tired of using them as neutral characters alongside our white leaders. Or just used in the ads for diversity but not really in the show. ”
The ‘Riverdale’ presenter promised to do better
Shortly after Morgan criticized Toni’s portrayal of a show, Riverdale Presenter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa responded with a promise. In a tweet, he said Morgan would make the series better.
“We hear Vanessa,” he wrote. “We love Vanessa. She is right. We’re sorry and we give you the same promise we made to her. We will do our best to honor her and the character she plays. As well as all the actors and characters we have. ”
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“Change is happening and it will continue,” continued Aguirre-Sacasa. “Riverdale grow bigger, not smaller. Riverdale it will be part of the movement, not an external one. We know where the work needs to happen to us. In the writer’s room. ”
‘Riverdale’ writes Vanessa Morgan’s pregnancy in for Toni
Morgan and her ex, Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech are expecting their first child. And recently Instagram post, Morgan revealed that the showrunners wrote about being pregnant with a baby into the show for season 5.
“Officially on maternity leave!” an Riverdale write a star. “Feeling grateful to my presenter & producers for being so kind and writing my bias into the show! Also proud of my body for allowing me to work nearly 9 months preggo. Now is the time to have a baby! ”
Morgan’s release means Toni will be pregnant in season 5. The series will take a seven-year leap when he returns. And it will be interesting to see if Toni and Cheryl are still together, or if Toni has moved on and had a baby with someone else.
Riverdale season 5 premieres on January 20, 2021, on the CW.