The secret is out! Cole Sprouse is the newest Global Bench endorser and soon you’ll be seeing his face on billboards all over EDSA, Bench stores, and hopefully in person. You might know Cole as the reincarnation of the burger-loving Jughead from the Archie Comic series-turned series “Riverdale,” and as the smart, brooding student who practically stole the show. But here are other facts you didn’t know about this budding star:
- He has a twin brother, Dylan, and both of them are hot, smart, and talented. Both brothers graduated from New York University in May 2015; they told Entertainment magazine that they had walked away with each other’s diplomas at the graduation ceremony.
2. From 2005 until 2008, they starred in the Disney Channel sitcom “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” But prior to their pre-teen success, the twins alternately starred in “Big Daddy” with Adam Sandler.
3. He’s originally blond, but had to dye his hair dark brown for his role in “Riverdale.”
4. He was born in Arezzo, Italy. His parents (both Americans) were teaching English in Tuscany. Four months after Cole and Dylan were born, the family moved to Long Beach, California.
5. His parents named him after jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole.
6. Cole first acted without his brother in 2001. He played Ross Geller’s son Ben on “Friends.”
7. Speaking of “Friends,” Jennifer Aniston was his childhood crush. In an interview with the New York Post he said, “I had a really, really hard time working with Aniston because I was so in love with her… I was infatuated. I was speechless — I’d get all bubbly and forget my lines and completely blank. It was so difficult.”
8. He could have taken the role of Archie, the character he was first asked to audition for. But he liked Jughead’s character more because he can relate to it. “He’s very much an outsider,” he told WWD. “He has a pretty unique perspective because he’s seeing the town and the friendship and the friendships that are forming from a more objective point of view. He eavesdrops, he listens, he’s the guy with the camera, snooping, sleuthing, and in that way, he’s distanced himself from a lot of the people in the town, through his own fear of being vulnerable and his inability to cope with people.”
9. He is rumored to be dating his co-star Lili Reinhart who plays his on-screen girlfriend Betty. Rejoice “Bughead” fans, Cole and Lili may be dating, as a celebrity magazine reported that they were seen looking all sweet and cuddly at the recent Comic Con.
10. He is an aspiring photographer. He has photographed Kendall Jenner and Zendaya, among many other stars. But fans were thrilled when he took a photo of Lili and posted it on his Instagram.
The season 2 of “Riverdale” will air in October on Netflix!
Photo credit: The CW, Cole Sprouse Instagram, Friends, Getty, Bench