Kelly Ripa has been cast as a Mrs. Mulwray in the CW's Riverdale, the actor/talk show host has announced. Mrs. Mulwray is described as the mistress of Hiram Lodge, who in the show is played by Ripa's real-life husband Mark Consuelos.
Ripa's character is original to the show, but the character's last name - Mulwray - is an apparent homage of Faye Dunaway's Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown.
“Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray: Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress,” read a CW statement provided later to Us Weekly. “She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”
Riverdale is becoming a family affair for the Consuelos-Ripa family, as their son Michael Consuelos is scheduled to debut in Wednesday's episode as a younger version of his father's character.