However, Apa's mindset is in the right place, telling Esquire, "It puts things in perspective for actors on other shows; when you’re driving home, you’ve got to be mindful and make sure your mind’s right and that you’re not tired."
"I was really lucky the production was there for me and helped me the whole way, which made me feel looked after," he adds.
For now, the New Zealand native is focusing on finishing the second half of Riverdale season two. He also takes to the gym every day to "maintain a pretty tight physique" because of his shirtless scenes and because "it takes a lot of stress out of stuff."
"It’s a long season. We’re doing 22 episodes in season two, and we’re about halfway through now. It’s crazy to think that right now last year we were finished. To think that we have 11 more episodes is a lot and overwhelming," he says.
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