Robin Givens Shares Her Final Moments With Luke Perry Earlier than His Sudden Demise: ‘You Simply Don’t Know What Will Occur’


The forged of ‘Riverdale’ was completely rocked with the dying of Luke Perry. Robin Givens remembers her final reminiscence of Luke on the HL podcast.

It’s exhausting to imagine that it has been three months since Luke Perry died on the age of 52 following a large stroke. His forged of Riverdale, through which he performed the beloved Fred Andrews, has been privately mourning the loss, whereas additionally making an attempt to determine the route of the present with out one in every of their very own. Robin Givens, who portrays Mayor McCoy within the CW present, spoke EXCLUSIVELY on the HollywoodLife Podcast concerning the super loss. “My final time with Luke, I used to be doing Riverdale and The Repair, and I used to be flying forwards and backwards, after which I received Ambitions, and I needed to get on the purple eye from Vancouver to fly to Atlanta the place we shoot. So, I needed to movie my Riverdale components first, as a result of I needed to make a flight,” Robin recalled. “Luke was like, ‘Okay. Okay. All people on this facet,’ simply by way of blocking. ‘Let’s shoot Robin’s shut ups. She’s received to get the flight’” And he mentioned, ‘You bought the sunshine going?’ After which, you say goodbye to any person, and also you by no means know what’s going to occur.”

The actress, who was made well-known on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class, remembered receiving the horrible name that alerted her Luke was not okay. “It was fairly troublesome,” she admitted. “All people simply banded collectively.” Robin added that she isn’t positive how Riverdale will deal with Luke’s dying, however mentioned that it’s nonetheless very exhausting to “wrap your thoughts round it.” “Mortality… the truth that somebody’s right here, after which they’re not,” she mentioned. “Luke and I all the time stayed in the identical lodge. We’d take rides house from the studio collectively, and speak politics greater than you might think about, and speak about our youngsters greater than you might think about. And we’d simply stroll and speak.”

Earlier than she returns to Vancouver to movie to subsequent season of Riverdale, Robin is selling her newest tv enterprise, Ambitions. Within the OWN Community present, that premiered on Tuesday, June 18, she performs badass lawyer Stephanie Carlisle Lancaster, who’s the spouse of Atlanta Mayor Evan Lancaster.

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“What can I say about this present? I imply, I’ve used the phrase scrumptious. I’ve heard yummy. Oprah says salacious. It’s all of these. Scintillating!” Robin mentioned of the Will Packer present. “I play Stephanie Carlisle Lancaster. She likes to incorporate her maiden title as a result of her household is a part of her legacy that she type of doesn’t wish to quit, and she or he has excessive ambitions for this man she married to turn out to be the governor of Georgia sometime!”

Tune in each Tuesday at 10 PM ET on the OWN channel to look at Robin as Stephanie Carlisle Lancaster within the attractive and dramatic present, Ambitions.