A few weeks ago, news circulated of KJ Apa’s car accident, when he was driving a 45-minute trip home from a 14-hour work day on the set of hit series Riverdale, in Vancouver.
The crash, thankfully, didn’t cause any serious injuries, but KJ has since opened up about the accident.
Talking with Esquire, he revealed, "That was just a one-off accident, and it was a mistake on my part.
"I should have pulled over and gone to sleep instead of battling my way home. But I learned from it. It was a blessing in disguise. I came out unscathed, and I thank God that I'm OK — it could have been a lot worse.”
Despite the accident sparking major debates about the long work hours of crew and actors, KJ revealed that nothing has been changed in the industry or their production as of yet.
"The schedule didn’t change. It's still a requirement for the actors to drive to work, which is fair enough. The crew works longer than we do, and they have to drive back and forth to work every day
"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.”
We hope that better working hours and conditions can be put in place to prevent such incident in the future, and are very glad KJ is okay!