Another member of the Consuelos family is joining the cast of Riverdale. This week, Kelly Ripa announced that the CW drama had cast her to play her husband’s on-screen mistress, Mrs. Mulwray. Ripa’s son, Michael, is also set to portray a young Hiram Lodge this season.
“It’s a family affair,” Ripa shared on Instagram. “Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play.”
Mrs. Mulwray is characterized as a confident woman who gets tangled up in a conspiracy that is a lot bigger than she first expected. Alongside the caption, Ripa shared a photo from the set of Riverdale, which shows her dressed in a sexy mini dress holding a leather whip. With Ripa playing alongside her husband on the show, we are pretty confident the pair will not be lacking any chemistry.
Consuelos has played the part of Hiram Lodge since Season 2 of the hit show. This past summer, the series announced that Ripa and Consuelos’ oldest son will play a young Hiram in Season 3.
Michael is set to appear in a flashback alongside Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart and KJ Apa, who are also playing younger versions of their fictional parents. After the casting announcement, Ripa and Consuelos took to social media to congratulate their son for landing the part.
Along with starring on Riverdale, Ripa has been busy hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan with her co-host Ryan Seacrest.
On the latest episode of the talk show, Ripa busted out an Idris Elba blanket in honor of the actor’s recent Sexiest Man Alive award. The Luther star took home the award for 2018, and Ripa could not hold back her excitement on the show. Given everything Elba has accomplished this year, Seacrest could not agree more.
Riverdale has not revealed when Kelly Ripa will appear on the show, but we could not be more excited about her character’s upcoming storyline.
New episodes of Riverdale air Wednesday nights on The CW.