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The Saints & Sinners of ‘Riverdale’

The Saints & Sinners of ‘Riverdale’

The ‘Archie’ revival has turned a 75-year-old comic into a ratings-busting guilty pleasure — and made these actors TV’s hottest stars

Save for the main characters’ Crayola-classic hair color — and Jughead’s signature jaunty hat — people with even a passing knowledge of the 1940s-era comic Archie might not recognize its latest incarnation, Riverdale, the TV revival entering Season Three on the CW on October 10th. While the kids of modern-day Riverdale still stress about prom dates and football practice, life in their picturesque town has gotten a little more complicated in the 76 years since the cartoon’s first run. For starters, there’s a street gang (the Southside Serpents), a drug crisis (all of Riverdale is hooked on “jingle-jangle”) and murder. Lots of it. All of the melodrama can be tough to handle for the show’s young cast of mostly newcomers. After taping the Season One finale — in which Archie and his crew pull suicidal pal Cheryl Blossom out of the icy Sweetwater River — KJ Apa, who plays Archie, headed to the hospital to treat the hand he’d broken punching fake ice, while the rest “went and grabbed a drink because it was so insane and intense,” says Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl. “We were like, ‘Welcome to Riverdale!’ We say that all the time.

Indeed, for the core group that includes Apa, Petsch, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge) and former Disney darling Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones), life since the show’s 2016 debut has been equally surreal, if thankfully a lot less dark. The highly stylized take on the illustrated classic has become such a sensation that its stars have been adulated and accosted everywhere from Paris to Brazil to Vancouver, where the show films. (Last season, Apa says, a fan living above him in a high-rise building there left a Post-it note on his window: “They must have used a broomstick or something to put it out their window and stick it on mine. I was so weirded out, I knocked on their door and said, ‘Never do that again.’”) Luckily, they have one another. Reinhart has shared apartments with both Petsch and Mendes. Apa and Sprouse go camping together every year after shooting wraps. “Only two years ago, our lives were completely different,” says Reinhart. “It’s been wonderful to do this side by side, to have someone with you in a very extraordinary circumstance that not a lot of people can relate to.

Lili Reinhart
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Cleveland
CHARACTER: Betty Cooper
You can take the girl out of the Midwest, but becoming a globe-trotting star has done nothing to dull Reinhart’s down-to-earth outlook. A recent day off from shooting entailed a visit to Walgreens to buy hangers and a trip to get — wait for it — a new library card. “I don’t have an assistant, nor do I want one,” she says. “I look forward to running errands like a normal person. I enjoy it.”

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You Don’t Know the Real Lili Reinhart

You Don’t Know the Real Lili Reinhart

Is she more ‘Good Betty’ or ‘Dark Betty’? The ‘Riverdale’ star is a captivating, complicated mix of both.

Lili Reinhart is sitting in a Victorian garden in Irvington, New York. The birds are chirping, and the sun is shining on her blond hair. It’s a scene that makes it laughably easy to conflate real-life Lili with her onscreen alter ego, Riverdale’s perennial “good girl,” Betty Cooper. But the actress wants to make something clear: You may feel you know Betty—but you don’t know Lili. “I’m a very open book about a lot of things,” Reinhart says, “but at the end of the day, if I don’t know you, you’re a stranger.

Riverdale, for the uninitiated, is the CW’s noir, ­modern-day adaptation of the midcentury Archie Comics universe. Betty still has her uniform of saccharine colors and a perky ponytail, but this version has a lot more agency. No more fighting with Veronica over Archie’s attention—Reinhart’s Betty is too busy catching serial killers.

It’s Reinhart’s first major role, and it catapulted the 22-year-old Cleveland native to Hollywood next-gen status with a passionate teenage fan base. She’s recognized as Betty everywhere she goes: in Vancouver, where Riverdale films; in North Carolina, visiting her parents; and at difficult, private moments, like a memorial service with her family in Massachusetts. And most encounters share one element. “It’s never like, ‘Are you that person from River­dale?’” she says. “It’s ‘I know who you are.’ 

There’s a reason her fans (more than 13 million followers on Instagram and Twitter combined) feel they know her. She’s been outspoken on various platforms about deeply personal topics like mental health (she’s battled depression and social anxiety since she was a teen), body image (when Internet trolls suggested she was pregnant, for example, she hit back with a succinct reply: “This is just my body…sometimes I’m bloated”), and #MeToo (Reinhart wrote a Tumblr post about her own experience with sexual harassment).

She even goes there on the issue that’s the hardest for her: her skin. “I cried last night to my mom over FaceTime because of how ugly I felt I looked,Reinhart says. “My skin has caused me a lot of anxiety and sadness.” Just one zit can ruin an entire day, she says. “I have a specific type of body dysmorphia that stems from acne. I see any acne on my face as an obsessive thing. [It’s] the only thing I can think about, and it makes me want to hide.” Opening up about the insecurities that gnaw at her has helped her find new avenues of support. “Lorde actually messaged me on Instagram when I had spoken out about my acne,” she says, “and she was like, ‘Girl, I feel you. I’m totally on the same page as you.’ It was really comforting and very sweet of her.

But like any young woman navigating social media, Reinhart is trying to find where to draw the line. She likes being open but needs to have some boundaries. “I haven’t really shown the super vulnerable side of myself to my audience,” she says. “If I did that, I wouldn’t have anything left for myself.” So she goes deep only on the issues she feels comfortable sharing. “I talk about my mental health. I talk about depression. But I’m private about the things that I want to be private about.” (Such as her rumored relationship with costar Cole Sprouse. She’s hinted that they’re close—in a recent Instagram post she called Sprouse “my love”—but neither has confirmed they’re a couple.)

And she’s trying to find a way to cope with something largely out of her control: covert photos by fans and paparazzi. “It’s only been two years that I’ve been semi in the spotlight, and it still pisses me off so bad when I see someone trying to sneak a photo of me,” she says. The idea that she can be photographed whenever, wherever, makes her feel “like a zoo animal.” But she doesn’t let it take over her life. “Sometimes I feel like I look like shit. Sometimes I don’t want to talk to anyone. And it’s like, I’m allowed to have those days,” she says. “I’m not going to apologize for that.

In other words, women are multifaceted. They can share things and keep secrets. They have good days and bad days, and more important, they shouldn’t be labeled or put in a box. Not even Betty Cooper. For Riverdale’s first two seasons, Reinhart’s Betty alternated between a studious do-gooder and a Dark Betty hell-bent on revenge, complete with a black wig and lingerie. “It’s such a strange concept, the whole Dark Betty thing,” she says. If having complicated feelings is “dark,” she says, “[I’d] be Dark Lili all the time.

In Riverdale’s third season, which premieres on October 10, Reinhart is optimistic that Betty’s two sides will finally unite in a single, nuanced character. “I think she’s not as innocent as the pink sweaters and Peter Pan collars make her out to be,” she says. “She’s evolving into a woman. She has a darker side and she has a lighter side, but they’re not split into two personas. It’s not that crazy for people to have dark sides. Everyone has a dark side.

As she smiles for the camera in this sunny garden, Reinhart talks about an upcoming, much-needed trip with her family—people she can be her whole self with. It’s days like this, when the weather is nice and the work fulfilling, that all the self-doubts fade into a background haze rather than claim center stage.“It’s just a reminder to myself that there are bigger things happening here,Reinhart says. Like sticking to her mission of changing the conversation around acne, body image, and mental health. “If people could just open their eyes a little bit and see there’s a wider range of beauty,” she says, “there’d be so much more happiness.

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Lili Reinhart Is H&M’s Newest Model: I’ve Shopped There Since My First Push-Up Bra

Lili Reinhart Is H&M’s Newest Model: I’ve Shopped There Since My First Push-Up Bra

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Like most of us, Lili Reinhart spent her teenage years at the mall. Her favorite store to hit? H&M. A few years and a role on the hit show Riverdale later, she’s now the face of the retailer’s latest Studio Collection.

I would go there all the time, like every weekend with my friends,” the Cleveland native tells PEOPLE of her new gig over the phone while on a break from shooting Riverdale. (“I’m looking at myself in the mirror now wearing my Betty costume,” she noted.)

It was really the first place where I really started to build my wardrobe as a young adult making decisions of my own for the first time,” she says. “I would always buy my winter sweaters from H&M, they have the best sweaters. And denim as well. I got everything from there. My first push-up bra, I got at H&M.

So it’s a little surreal that she’s now modeling for one of her favorite stores. “I’m super stoked about it,” says the 21-year-old.

It’s not the first time she’s worked with them, though. What started as a party invite to Coachella 2017 has evolved into being their guest at the Met Gala in May of this year. And what a memorable moment it was: She wore a dazzling silver mini with a billowing train by the brand to make her official red carpet couple debut with beau Cole Sprouse. (No, unfortunately, she didn’t get to keep her dress.)

But modeling takes her love of the fast fashion retailer to the next level. In the campaign for the trend-focused, limited-edition collection— which dropped today on hm.com — she wears a range of dark denim, cozy sweaters, colorblock skirts and more, all of which reflect her easygoing style.

My style has always been very casual,Reinhart says. “On a day-to-day basis, I have a very casual sense of style and very comfortable. I’ve always been a denim girl. I really love jeans and it’s always been that way.

She’s also come a long way since shopping as a teen, and is more open to taking fashion risks than ever before. “I’ve always been very modest, but now I let myself show off more now that I’m older,” she says.

I’m not as self-conscious about showing off my chest or my torso. I think that came with confidence and growing up. I felt more mature and more confident in showing off my body a little bit.

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Lili Reinhart in H&M Studio AW18

Lili Reinhart in H&M Studio AW18

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Wearing the best looks from the new H&M Studio collection, Riverdale star Lili Reinhart talks coming into style, skincare and marrying Penelope Blossom (don’t worry Bughead shippers, it’s a game.)

Are you team Dark Betty, or team Pastel Betty? We love them both, but above all, we’re always team Lili. Never afraid to speak her mind on body image issues, mental health struggles or the pressure of living up to a picture perfect red carpet star (”My hair looks like shit most of the time”, she told Harper’s Bazaar this summer,) Lili Reinhart is just the role model our teenage selves longed for.

And how frustrating it is for the shippers, we even admire the classy way she handles the – many and intense – speculations about her love life.

So how does fashion play into Lili Reinhart’s off-screen life? Style-wise, she still has that girl-next-door vibe. Only this girl is much cooler, chicer and on-trend than your average neighbour. Dressed up in the latest H&M Studio collection, this all falls into place.

Effortlessly chic, Lili Reinhart looks nothing like Riverdale’s Betty Cooper, just a lot like herself: a young, multi-faceted woman, not afraid to make a statement.

Fashion has become increasingly more important to me within the past few years. A while ago I realised that I was holding onto a lot of pieces from when I was a teenager… and they made me feel juvenile when I wore them. I had to make an executive decision to say goodbye to older pieces and revamp my closet. I wanted to feel like a woman with a confident sense of style in everything that I wore, not just when I had the energy to style an outfit on a night out. That meant investing in signature pieces— great boots, nice jeans, a leather jacket— that would help give my daily style more edge and sophistication.

She keeps it simple. Nothing crazy. I think my own style has sort of crept its way into Betty’s style evolution.
LILI REINHART ON BETTY COOPER’S STYLE

DO YOU HAVE ANY DEFINING STYLE MOMENTS?
”I’ve had moments where I have felt really myself in something that I was wearing. The Brock dress that I wore to the CFDA’s this year made me feel really beautiful. I felt sophisticated and sexy, but very feminine and modest at the same time.”

STYLE-WISE, DARK BETTY OR PASTEL BETTY?
”Pastel Betty all the way.”

OUT OF ALL THE RIVERDALE CHARACTERS, WHO WOULD YOU SWAP WARDROBES WITH?
”I feel like if we’re being honest here, I’d probably take Betty’s wardrobe. She keeps it simple. Nothing crazy. I think my own style has sort of crept its way into Betty’s style evolution. I like overalls and cool flats and sneakers, so I’ve encouraged our wardrobe girls on the show to pull those sorts of things for Betty.”

IF YOU COULD GIVE A PIECE OF ADVICE TO YOUR 15-YEAR-OLD SELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
”My piece of advice would be… go outside your comfort zone. It’s okay to be a homebody and an introvert, but pushing yourself to explore things you wouldn’t normally explore and experience being around new people will benefit you greatly.”

ANY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN YOUR OWN HIGH SCHOOL YEARS AND BETTY COOPER’S?
”I would say the biggest similarity between Betty’s high school experience and mine would have to be good grades. I always did well in school and I’m assuming Betty’s report card is mostly As. Other than that? Betty is more involved in her school than I ever was. She runs the blue and gold, she’s been a cheerleader, she ran for student body president, performed in the school musical…  I definitely didn’t get involved in school activities like that.”

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE PRESSURE OF BEING A ROLE MODEL? 
”I know that I’m allowed to make mistakes. Everyone thinks that as a role model you have to be perfect. But that’s not what you’re going to get from me. I don’t want to pretend like I don’t screw up or fail sometimes. That’s false advertising. I’m a role model BECAUSE I accept my flaws and am not afraid to talk about them. It can definitely feel overwhelming at times… but I am comforted by my cast mates who are going through the same pressures that I am. We’re all young, we’re all learning and growing as human beings… I’m happy to have them by my side.”

THREE DREAMS TO CHECK OFF YOUR DREAM LIST? 
”I want to see the wisteria tunnels in Japan. I’ve always wanted to play the piano. I want to take my mother to Paris.”

WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING A FAN SENT YOU?
”I haven’t been sent anything particularly weird. I’ve been sent flowers by fans and an edible arrangement once, which was wonderful. I get sent a lot of foreign candies and I’ve also gotten a hand sewn Betty doll.”

We’re all young, we’re all learning and growing as human beings… I’m happy to have them by my side.
LILI REINHART ON HER RIVERDALE CAST MATES

LET’S PLAY A GAME. DATE, MARRY OR MAKE DISAPPEAR FOREVER: THE BLACK HOOD, HIRAM LODGE, PENELOPE BLOSSOM?
”Make The Black Hood disappear because obviously, marry Penelope because she at least doesn’t murder people… that we know of, and date Hiram because that’s the only other option.”

WHAT’S THE MOST ‘PINCHING MY ARM’ MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
”Every time I go to Comic Con, it’s really surreal. My face was on a hotel key card this year. Which was very weird for me. And when I see my face on a giant poster or billboard… I can’t believe that it’s me. I never could’ve dreamed this life for myself so it’s unbelievable at times.”

WE KNOW YOU’RE SOMEWHAT OF A SKINCARE EXPERT. WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER ONE ADVICE? 
”My number one piece of skincare advice is to start young. You’re never too young to be taking care of your skin! I’m hoping that the effort and investment that I put into my skin now will pay off when I’m in my 70s and don’t have as many wrinkles.”

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Lili Reinhart attends the new H&M Westfield Century City opening

Lili Reinhart attends the new H&M Westfield Century City opening

On August 28, Lili Reinhart attended the new H&M Westfield Century City opening at Century City Mall, Los Angeles. Lili was wearing a black midi dress by H&M  AW18 collection and EF Collection Jewelry.

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Lili Reinhart gets honored at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Party

Lili Reinhart gets honored at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Party

Lili Reinhart attended Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood event on August 28 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

During the ceremony, Lili was presented with the Variety + H&M Conscious Award for her work and active voice in the issues of mental health and body positivity.

In accepting this honor, it is important for me to acknowledge all of the fans – all of the young people who I celebrate my successes with – who have given me the power to be honest about my personal experience with body dysmorphia, therapy, bullying and mental health issues. It came to my attention that so few influencers were actually willing to talk about their flaws, and that’s an idea I wanted to challenge. That’s when I realized how important it was to stay authentically myself: Imperfect, but still powerful,” Lili said during her speech.

She added, “Being proud of who we are is a power that not all of us possess, but we should all be conscious of the power we have to change someone else’s world, simply by being open about our own faults and creating a caring environment for those willing to share their own experiences.

Lili was looking gorgeous is a strapless navy blue pleated dress by H&M with Sara Weinstock earrings.

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