WATCH: Riverdale’s Charles Melton Stars in ‘The Sun is Also a Star’

Korean-American actor Charles Melton got his big break as the iconic comic book character Reggie Mantle in the hit series ‘Riverdale’. Now, he is starting to conquer the big screen as he plays the male lead in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new romantic drama ‘The Sun is Also a Star’ based on Nicola Yoon’s acclaimed Young Adult bestseller.

Charles shares that he read the book twice as soon as he found out they were making it into a movie. “I thought, ‘I’m Daniel Bae, I have to play this guy!’,” he recalls with confidence. “He’s kind of goofy, funny, romantic, very serious and passionate, and I connected with all those things.”

The actor adds, “The story really touches on so many issues of the day and gives you a different perspective—a human perspective—that comes out of falling in love amid the beautiful diversity and multiculturism that exist in America now.”

Watch the trailer here:


A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, ‘The Sun is Also a Star’ explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

Daniel Bae is a pure romantic at heart, which he wears proudly on his sleeve. Yet, as free as he is with his emotions, he’s cautious when it comes to revealing his true feelings about the future his parents want for him.  It is their hearts he fears will break if he follows his own.

Both Daniel and the female lead, Natasha (Yara Shahiddi) are beholden to choices their parents have made, and both are measurably unhappy with them.

However, that doesn’t mean some measure of happiness can’t be found for them… perhaps with each other?

In Philippine cinemas starting on Thursday, May 16, ‘The Sun is Also a Star’ is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.