Sprouse's "Five Feet Apart" co-star Haley Lu Richardson admits she drug him out on weekends, while Sprouse shares a sweet story of Perry from the set.
Cole Sprouse has returned to the set of "Riverdale" to continue filming in the absence of Luke Perry, who died suddenly two weeks ago. Dropping by "Busy Tonight," he shared his thoughts on the actor and what it's like moving on without him.
He shared the couch with his "Five Feet Apart" co-star Haley Lu Richardson, who shared how she took the former Disney Channel star to the strip clubs in New Orleans while they were making the movie to try and shake off some of the heaviness of the scenes they were filming.
Sprouse was very chill during this appearance, dropping slick and funny lines into the dialogue in a way that would make his "Riverdale" character proud.
While Richardson gushed about her first strip club experiences, Sprouse sat there with his hands behind his head. "Apparently a lot of the strippers watch Disney Channel," he said casually, much to Richardson's shock.
"Did they recognize you?" she asked him. Of course, he could just as easily have been recognized for his current work on The CW's smash hit "Riverdale."
"Riverdale" Without Luke Perry
While it remains an uncertainty how the show will handle the loss of Perry, who played a key role as Archie's father, Sprouse has nothing but fond memories of the man he got to know of the past two-and-a-half years.
"We were very close to him," he said of the cast. "In the 26 years I've been doing this, he is a person I have never heard a bad thing said about, which is an incredibly impressive thing the longer you're in this."
He then recalled one of Perry's traits, which may come off as a little off-putting at first. Apparently it was anything but. "He had this way of speaking where he would just get right here close to your face, which immediately let-- You thought it would put your guard up, but you let your guard down," Sprouse explained.
"He was so passionate in the way that he spoke that everything he talked about, every topic that he jumped to was just this beautiful impassioned thing that he had to say about it."
Sprouse summed it up by saying, "We're all gonna miss him a lot, but do respect the privacy of the family first." He gave the same sentiment on "The Late Late Show" two weeks ago, choosing to keep his words even briefer then.
Five Feet Apart from Strippers
Richardson and Sprouse became close over the summer while filming the story of two teens with cystic fibrosis who strike up an unlikely romance considering they should never be closer than six feet apart per medical experts -- Richardson says the title discrepancy is explained in the film.
As the subject matter got pretty heavy at times, Busy Philipps wondered if they ever found time to have fun. And she'd barely got the question out of her mouth before Richardson burst out laughing, sharing that she took Sprouse and some of the others involved with the film to strip clubs.
"I'd never been to a strip club," she said by way of justification. "I feel like I'm too sheltered, because I was a 23-year-old woman girl person and I'd never been to a strip club."
And while Sprouse was getting recognized for his "Suite Life" work with his twin brother Dylan, Richardson was mesmerized by what was happening. "I was honestly too into watching them, I forgot I was with anyone, because they're incredible," she said.
"I mean, if you're doing it right, there's a way to be a stripper and it to be magnificent and athletic and incredible and inspiring, I think."
Sprouse got to drop in another one of his brilliant casual one-liners when Philipps assuemed they only visited female strip clubs.
"Nope, not just talking about female strip clubs," he said as casually as you might order a sandwich, though the male strippers did not get totally nude.
In trying to describe what did happen, Richardson accidentally named "The Shape of Water" porn, according to Philipps.
"We didn't see any weenies," she explained. "You could see the shape of wieners but you couldn't-- We didn't see wieners."
"Five Feet Apart" is in theaters now. "Riverdale" airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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