Riverdale season 5 is coming in January 2021. The fans of the show are especially excited because there is going to be a major time jump in that season. We will get to see all the teen characters grown up as adults. We don’t know much of what to expect from season 5, apart from it being crazy in Riverdale fashion. Though, we do know that one of the characters, Toni Topaz, is going to be pregnant! The actress who plays Toni, Vanessa Morgan, reveals that the writers incorporated her actual pregnancy into the show.
Vanessa Morgan, who plays Toni Topaz, is pregnant in real-life as well
Vanessa Morgan shared the news with her fans and thanked the Riverdale writing team for incorporating her actual pregnancy into the show.
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Vanessa Morgan wrote that she’s about to go for maternity leave and that she’s grateful for the showrunners:
“Officially on maternity leave!!!! Ahh!! Feeling grateful to my showrunner & producers for being so accommodating & writing my pregnancy into the show! Also proud of my body for allowing me to still work almost 9 months preggo. Now time to have a baby!”
This news comes after Vanessa Morgan criticized the Riverdale showrunners and writers for not treating Black characters the same way as white characters.
The creator of Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, responded to the news saying they will do better next time:
“We hear Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She’s right. We’re sorry and we make the same promise to you that we did to her. We will do better to honor her and the character she plays. As well as all of our actors and characters of color. Change is happening and will continue to happen. Riverdale will get bigger, not smaller. Riverdale will be part of the movement, not outside it.”
Vanessa talks about how pregnancy changed her life
Vanessa Morgan also opened up about she had a deeper appreciation for all working mothers now that she worked during her pregnancy.
“All I know is growing a human makes me 10x more tired at work so just wanted to say each and every one of you are so friggen incredible and strong,”
Moreover, she also showed her fans and followers her pregnancy journey on social media throughout.
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The actress is really excited for everyone to watch season 5 of Riverdale. Her character, Toni Topaz, will even dance onstage with a bunch of live snakes. Sharing the news, Morgan shared:
“Can’t wait to show my lil guy what his mom was doing 8 weeks before he was born.”
Vanessa Morgan announced the news of her pregnancy in July of this year. She shared the joyous news saying:
I am overjoyed to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January. It’s almost like everything I thought mattered in this life has completely changed.. We’re here for such a greater purpose and life is so precious.”
Unfortunately, Vanessa Morgan got divorced earlier this year when her husband, Michael Kopech, filed for divorce. Vanessa and Michael got married at the start of 2020.
Through it all, Morgan is choosing to stay hopeful and is excited to become a mother!