Ross Lynch has starred as Sabrina’s boyfriend Harvey Kinkle within the hit supernatural horror collection because it premiered in 2018. Riker, who at 29 is 4 years older than Ross, really auditioned to play Harvey’s brother Tommy a few years in the past, however misplaced out to Justin Dobies. Nonetheless, Riker says his visitor function within the concluding a part of Sabrina‘s second and remaining season feels prefer it was “meant to be”. “There was simply one thing in regards to the vibe within the room once I auditioned,” says Riker, whose earlier performing credit embody the indie comedy Misplaced Angeles and a recurring function as Jeff in Glee. “I walked out of there and I used to be like, ‘I believe I simply booked that’.”
Riker Lynch, member of The Driver Period and now ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ forged alum. Credit score: Erik Johnson
From 2009 to 2018, Riker and Ross performed collectively within the pop-rock band R5, and Riker is now a touring member of Ross’s new group, The Driver Era. His function in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cleverly performs off their shared DNA and historical past of musical collaboration. “I’m the lead singer of this heavy metallic band referred to as Satanic Panic – my (stage) identify is Trash,” he says. “We come again from the useless and compete on this Battle of the Bands contest, and it seems that again within the day, Harvey’s dad Hank was a band member. So we’re Harvey like: ‘You look acquainted’.”
Nonetheless, this doesn’t imply that Harvey and Trash are kindred spirits. “I’m positively the antagonist of the episode and I’ve a few scenes the place I actually rise up in Ross’s face,” Riker says with fun. “Ross was like, ‘I’m so glad you bought to play this function and never [Harvey]’s brother as a result of that is far more enjoyable.’ You recognize, I’m sort of an over-the-top human being in my on a regular basis life and Trash is simply so further. Like, his mohawk is so large I needed to duck right down to get via doorways!”
Lynch in his trailer on the set of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Half 4’. Credit score: Press
Since filming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riker has saved himself busy by writing, directing and starring in Aliens on Halloween, a brief movie he describes as a mixture of Superbad and Can’t Hardly Wait, infused with the “sci-fi spin of Invoice and Ted’s Wonderful Journey“. He plans to proceed enhancing the movie, which co-stars his Glee forged mate Curt Mega, in January whereas keeping track of how his Sabrina function goes down.
“I don’t assume most individuals will realise right away that I’m Ross’s brother,” he says. “However for the followers who do some digging, it’s going to be a extremely enjoyable discovery for them. Like, ‘I see what they did there!’”