Mark Consuelos drops out of ‘Riverdale’ dad role after 4 seasons

Mark Consuelos freed up his schedule to allow more time for those viral thirst traps with Kelly Ripa’s wife of 25 years.

Earlier in her week, Consuelos, 50, posed as the villainous Papa Hiram of Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) in The CW’s “Riverdale,” after causing a stir with the latest in a series of half-naked snaps with 51-year-old Ripa. made his last appearance. “

He’s out of the bad dad role for four seasons in Wednesday’s Season 5 finale: “Riverdale: RIP.”

“First and foremost, I want to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity,” Consuelos told Deadline of his run on the series. “Never before played a character that was so bad, felt so good. Many thanks to the ‘Riverdale’ fantasy, the wonderful crew and amazing cast, who I consider dear friends and family.

spoiler ALERT: Consuelos makes his grand exit as Veronica, Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) join forces with the rest of town to exterminate Hiram, leading to his comic book The reign of terror-induced terror came to an end.

“Riverdale” creator, executive producer and showrunner Aguirre-Sacasa had high praise for “classy” and “cutest man”. [who was] “Always on the lookout for everyone” since joining the series in Season 2.

“So tonight’s episode is the swan song of Mark playing our hunky villain Hiram Lodge on ‘Riverdale’ after four crazy, glorious years,” Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement to the outlet. “From the moment Mark joined us, he was ready to do literally anything, one hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. And the funny thing is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram Was.”

Aguirre-Sacasa said that “we wish Mark all the best and hope this is not the last time we have seen him at Hiram Lodge.”

Meanwhile, Saturday was Ripa’s birthday — her “All My Children” stud expressed her love for her to her 2 million Instagram followers: “Happy birthday to my best friend, boyfriend, confidante. Mine in life Dance partner..my forever girl. For all the important days we’ve missed being together over the years, I’m so grateful to be spending this special day with you. I love you, happy birthday amor.”

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