10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Riverdale’ Star Cole Sprouse

  
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8. Early Life

Cole Mitchell Sprouse was born on August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy, 15 minutes behind his twin brother Dylan Thomas Sprouse. The brothers’ parents Matthew and Melanie were in Italy teaching at an English school in Tuscany at the time and when the twins were four months old the family moved back to Long Beach, California. Cole later revealed that his mother chose to enter her sons into acting because they needed money. “My brother and I were put into acting when we were eight months old by our mother because we needed the money. I never made the decision to join the arts, or acting specifically. It was never my passion. To be honest, if she never thrust me into it, I probably never would have thought of it as a career choice for myself.”

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7. Cole and Dylan

Twins are usually very close, so it isn’t surprising that Cole and Dylan Sprouse are not only brothers, but the best of friends. “I love to have a twin cause you always have someone to talk to when you are lonely. You kind of have someone to share your feelings with, without talking out loud,” Cole said of their connection. Despite this and having their careers tied together, he is the first one to admit that now they have gone separate directions they support each other but don’t go too far with it. “He supports the show… I don’t know if he enjoys it,” Cole said of Dylan’s opinions of Riverdale. “This kind of programming has never really been our flavor of choice. I don’t really want him to watch anything I do and I don’t really watch anything he’ll do. We have a very easy time separating work and play and I wouldn’t really care less if he watched or if he enjoyed it.”

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