KJ Apa Went From Concussed Rugby Player to Riverdale TV Star

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KJ Apa talks about shooting “Riverdale” in Vancouver, growing up with Samoan culture and tradition, his dad being the village chief, getting three concussions while playing rugby, his road to becoming an actor, jumping seven years into the future on “Riverdale,” and having no idea what the Super Bowl was.
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    Autumn de RavinAutumn de RavinIl y a 4 jours
  • Now I remember why I stopped watching Jimmy Kimmel.....all.about bashing Trump

    Kevin StaffordKevin StaffordIl y a 5 jours
  • KJ seems very nice and I love his honesty about how even he doesn't understand what is happening on Riverdale. 😂😂

    cookiesncream789cookiesncream789Il y a 6 jours
  • People from New Zeland always sounds Happy.

    Panca TransilaPanca TransilaIl y a 7 jours
  • He has such a nice personality, his energy is so contagious too!

    Laurie BouchardLaurie BouchardIl y a 7 jours
  • "Who knows with them writers" LMAO

    dyl4ndyl4nIl y a 9 jours
  • 5 million in NZ, meanwhile Ireland with just under it still in a shitstorm

    dyl4ndyl4nIl y a 9 jours
  • Our kiwi boy from shortland Street in nz

    Robert AlexanderRobert AlexanderIl y a 10 jours
  • Ok but KJ’s accent is so soothing 🥰

    Katie SzambelakKatie SzambelakIl y a 12 jours
  • Ah he laughs with whole body

    _titan_titanIl y a 12 jours
  • The SuperBowl part had me laughing so hard.

    Damn DinosaursDamn DinosaursIl y a 13 jours
  • i adore him lol omg he’s so entertaining.

    ashley cornellashley cornellIl y a 13 jours
  • KJ APA will be a chief?!LOL

    钱先生钱先生Il y a 13 jours
  • I love how he says Cole is 27 but he’s 28 😂

    DeSnowLeapordDeSnowLeapordIl y a 15 jours
  • No he went from Shortland street star to Riverdale

    zoe knapzoe knapIl y a 15 jours
  • So cutee my kiwii 💕💕🥺🥺

    Lucía:3Lucía:3Il y a 15 jours
  • KJ me encanto riverdale 5 temporada te felicito jaja

    Nenaloka CaroNenaloka CaroIl y a 15 jours
  • Less in Ireland more cases and deaths in covid-19

    gill owensgill owensIl y a 16 jours
  • Super food bowl 🤣

    BurtBurtIl y a 16 jours
  • Riverdale the 🐐

    BurtBurtIl y a 16 jours
  • Riverdale is the Best!

    BurtBurtIl y a 16 jours
  • I think this absolut charming young man named KJ Apa, is the kind of person whom you could spend a lifetime together with and still don't get bored! P. S: his laugh✨adorably contagious ✨❤️

    dia ardeleandia ardeleanIl y a 17 jours
  • Hey kj apa i really love riverdale 😂

    Adrian SulitAdrian SulitIl y a 18 jours
  • He is GORGEOUS!!

    Alexander FlemingAlexander FlemingIl y a 18 jours
  • @0:52 he from New Zealand started watching him when he was on Shortland street

    T NationT NationIl y a 18 jours
    • Kane Jenkins 😉

      Zhoë ChelseaZhoë ChelseaIl y a 13 jours
  • Just so damn charming!! And sooooo pretty!

    Dante FDante FIl y a 18 jours
  • Hi so I didn't know he has an accent mind blown

    Andrea R AAndrea R AIl y a 19 jours
  • And this is how one interview made me a fan of Kj

    Montse SMontse SIl y a 20 jours
  • Oh my God kj is so handsome

    Julius JacoxJulius JacoxIl y a 20 jours
  • 💕

    SHIVI SAHSHIVI SAHIl y a 20 jours
  • That’s the first interview I’ve seen of KJ. He’s pretty endearing isn’t he?!

    Dominic EliasDominic EliasIl y a 20 jours

      glorxiiaglorxiiaIl y a 10 jours
    • Mr Honey?

      Alex HopperAlex HopperIl y a 10 jours
  • this was such a good and funny interview! i loved it!

    IsabellaIsabellaIl y a 20 jours
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    Kirk BowlesKirk BowlesIl y a 21 jour
  • Holy cow!! Didn't know Kj is Samoan!!! Yess keep repping Polynesians!!!

    Norms AngilauNorms AngilauIl y a 21 jour
  • Always forget he has an accent lol

    FoxHoundDavidFoxHoundDavidIl y a 21 jour
  • That's Satan

    Jeff CalvinJeff CalvinIl y a 21 jour
  • This was one of my favourite interviews to watch. He was just so genuine, and he was happy to answer the questions. Plus he’s funny!

    RachelRachelIl y a 21 jour
  • As of 1/29 Los Angeles bars can stay open until 2am, but they have to serve food and be outdoor seating.

    JJIl y a 21 jour
  • Isn't Cole 28?

    hannah yihannah yiIl y a 21 jour
  • Love his accent ☺️

    orianis ortegaorianis ortegaIl y a 21 jour
  • Jimmy roasting Donald Trump just like that......

    Shruti SinghShruti SinghIl y a 21 jour
  • I live across the ditch in Australia. We've handled covid pretty well in comparison to the US, but some states have been going into short circuit-breaker lockdowns because of small outbursts of 1-20 cases in some states.

    Tarun STarun SIl y a 21 jour
  • Cole is 28 not 27😂

    Rojina ShRojina ShIl y a 22 jours
  • Aww, I loved this interview!

    OmoOmoIl y a 22 jours
  • I love this man

    Laura QuintonLaura QuintonIl y a 22 jours
  • U know the Samolans are tough when KJ Apa was the runt of the litter😂😂

    Gavin SequeiraGavin SequeiraIl y a 22 jours
  • NZ been having music fests for a while now. We just had a free music fest for familes just this weekend. A somewhat new tradition after all the New Years music festivals have ended and you can go take your kids to the beach and listen to local talent, play in the sand and eat good food.

    jeri Ngataijeri NgataiIl y a 22 jours
  • KJ is so charming 😘😘😘

    Carly CoppiCarly CoppiIl y a 22 jours
  • This is an awesome interview 🥰🥰🥰

    Carly CoppiCarly CoppiIl y a 22 jours
  • Every time I see his infectious smile, I realize how much I miss it bc Archie never smiles in Riverdale lol

    R. SyedR. SyedIl y a 22 jours
  • What is it with people mispronouncing his last name.

    AnnaAnnaIl y a 22 jours
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    yuri ramirezyuri ramirezIl y a 22 jours
  • Kj is too excited to be there. I love it🤭🥺🥰

    Aastha GuptaAastha GuptaIl y a 22 jours
  • Anyone else feel like with the cast of Riverdale living as adults will be like a modern day friends, but of course, a little darker.

    Bughead FanBughead FanIl y a 22 jours
  • All fans of riverdale. 👇

    Trinity MorrisTrinity MorrisIl y a 23 jours
  • Kj apa ...His smile omg its okay he doesn’t get what the Superbowl is lol geez best interview!

    Dawn ZettlerDawn ZettlerIl y a 23 jours
  • Is anyone gonna talk about how kJ doesn’t no coles age and said 27 not 28 when it’s a new interview

    isla jonesisla jonesIl y a 23 jours
    • @m0uria hh what I’m just saying I really like both of them I’m not being rude to him I was just pointing it out ok so yeah

      isla jonesisla jonesIl y a 13 jours
    • does it make a problem if it was a slip of the tongue and he couldn't just fix it cuz he probably didn't even realize

      m0uria hhm0uria hhIl y a 13 jours
  • The KJ is very funny

    Moacir NascimentoMoacir NascimentoIl y a 23 jours
  • hes so beautiful

    JasmineJasmineIl y a 23 jours
  • 💜💜💜💜

    Gabi CaldasGabi CaldasIl y a 23 jours
  • He is a really sweet and handsome guy kind of underrated

    Mari GamboaMari GamboaIl y a 23 jours

    Juliana MonteiroJuliana MonteiroIl y a 23 jours
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    Claudio RodriguezClaudio RodriguezIl y a 23 jours
  • KJ knows the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of highschool rugby.

    RedHood47RedHood47Il y a 23 jours
    • Legendary

      G4RN1SHG4RN1SHIl y a 23 jours
  • He is adorable!!! And such a great actor!!!

    Jennifer MunozJennifer MunozIl y a 24 jours
  • This guy is clearly a bloody cool bloke. Never watched ah Riverdale? This guy is playing Archie? Haha good score mate

    Benjamin MaynardBenjamin MaynardIl y a 24 jours
  • I love that introduction 💕 KJ is awesome!

    Hannah NguyenHannah NguyenIl y a 24 jours
  • New Zealand 🇳🇿 has a prime minister. The Prime Minister of New Zealand is Jacinda Ardern. New Zealand doesn't have a president, but maybe in 30 years, that could change, who knows. Plus, I'm from New Zealand. I think our accent is ugly, anyone who listens to KJ & actually thinks his accent is hot?

    Daisy DreamboatDaisy DreamboatIl y a 24 jours
    • @jeri Ngatai perhaps the American audience needs an education?? Just a thought?

      Daisy DreamboatDaisy DreamboatIl y a 22 jours
    • USA audience arent so bright 😑 and neither are you if you didnt catch that he said president so the audience understood him

      jeri Ngataijeri NgataiIl y a 22 jours
  • Ok but the framed picture of Charles in the background 😂

    Sydney WilsonSydney WilsonIl y a 24 jours
    • 😂😂

      ella higbieella higbieIl y a 17 jours
  • OMG the best three years of my life in NZ, twins born there, just magical. So respect the pacific island cultures, loved this actor's story.

    C RossC RossIl y a 24 jours
  • I love riverdale

    KBQuinnKBQuinnIl y a 24 jours
  • I want to be friends with him

  • What a charming fellow! There is something magical about New Zealand. He should be in movies.

    Linda JLinda JIl y a 24 jours
    • well, he did play lots of movies

      m0uria hhm0uria hhIl y a 13 jours
  • Wish this interview could have been longer 😕

    Betty SmithBetty SmithIl y a 24 jours
  • Love how he has a picture of Charles on the shelf behind him lmao

    Cassidy KeolaCassidy KeolaIl y a 24 jours
  • I stopped watching Riverdale on the third season, but this was still really enjoyable to watch. And I love when Jimmy makes those slightly ethnocentric comments whenever a guest is from overseas. It's even funnier when he has multiple European guests (or from other places).

    Jordi VanderwaalJordi VanderwaalIl y a 24 jours
  • lol it

    mtn dudemtn dudeIl y a 24 jours
  • I don't know who that guy is, but he has such a resting White Privledge face, its not even funny. I am a white dude saying this.

    ian laneian laneIl y a 24 jours
  • I didnt know Kj was a newzeland native cool, aww but i hope he learns samoan and ecomes the chief he is destined to be lol. and then we get a moan story of his life

    Dina KarimiDina KarimiIl y a 24 jours
  • i stopped watching riverdale long ago. even the actors dont know tf is happening anymore lol

    Dina KarimiDina KarimiIl y a 24 jours
    • The characters jumped 7years so they are finally playing their ages. Weird thing is, its 2021 in the show yet Archies dad died in 2019

      jeri Ngataijeri NgataiIl y a 22 jours
  • I love KJ’s laugh so much 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Ilahmae CunananIlahmae CunananIl y a 24 jours
  • Kj is cute - he called their countries prime minister a president. Liked his background in the video.

  • Hes so charming and down to earth

    suzie xusuzie xuIl y a 24 jours
  • That was realy interesting and super funny interview. Kimmel cracked some good jokes. KJ is adorable and I can’t stop smiling when he smiles. There is nothing better then seeing host and guest to genuinly enjoy their conversation. They are straight up vibing.

    AleksandraAleksandraIl y a 24 jours
  • I think he said "president" for the American audience so they knew what he meant.

    JPAJPAIl y a 24 jours
    • Yea Ihe just misspoke & couldn't be bothered correcting himself.

      Seth MSeth MIl y a 19 jours
    • Prime minister really.

      Jason SwiftJason SwiftIl y a 22 jours
    • I hope that's the case.

      Ruby DoobieRuby DoobieIl y a 23 jours
  • When KJ starts laughing I have to laugh too😂

    CelinaCelinaIl y a 24 jours
  • I love his accent so much!

    CelinaCelinaIl y a 24 jours
  • omg KJ is foinnnneee and i always forget until i see him, and his laugh is so infectious--I was smiling and laughing my whole through this video😂 btw there is NO way he should continue playing a high school aged character...like im sorry but from my personal experience I can confidently say high school boys do NOT look that good and grown

    dance donutsdedicationdance donutsdedicationIl y a 24 jours
  • I'm glad he finally got to talk about his heritage

    Evelyn TapiaEvelyn TapiaIl y a 24 jours
  • can we agree that this is yet the best kj apa interview???

    m0uria hhm0uria hhIl y a 24 jours
  • Honestly he doesn’t look like a high school student, but we just pretend he does

    Alex WestAlex WestIl y a 24 jours
    • @akaisha hrynyk Betty never looked like she was in high school whereas KJ looked like a senior in the first season

      jeri Ngataijeri NgataiIl y a 22 jours
    • First two seasons kinda bc when they did the pilot episode he was 18 and 19 for the first season and 20 for season 2 and lili (Betty) is like only one year older than him and all the cast members or a years older than them

      akaisha hrynykakaisha hrynykIl y a 23 jours
  • Vancouver's wifi connection is clear AF!

    rep.rep.Il y a 24 jours
    • Ikr. I get annoyed how alot of celebs have shitty video calls when it comes to interviews

      jeri Ngataijeri NgataiIl y a 22 jours
  • KJ sounds so humble

    KHUSHI SKHUSHI SIl y a 24 jours
  • his smile✋🏼🥺

    Hana HairstonHana HairstonIl y a 24 jours
  • His voice is so different

    ParParIl y a 24 jours
    • Cause he from New Zealand not America

      Lissy BooLissy BooIl y a 24 jours
  • that laugh though! it makes is 110% more funnier! 😂

    dont check out my channeldont check out my channelIl y a 24 jours
  • Really charming and genuine guy.

    Stephen MillarStephen MillarIl y a 24 jours
  • Jimmy Kimmel kJ APA rugby player

    Derek Ho 2013'sDerek Ho 2013'sIl y a 24 jours
  • Ok, this is definitely one of the best interviews 😍 and KJ is surprisingly very funny!💖

    DaisyDaisyIl y a 24 jours
  • Huhhhhh

    Joshua TomyJoshua TomyIl y a 24 jours