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You Haven’t Seen What Lili Reinhart Is Capable Of…Yet

You Haven’t Seen What Lili Reinhart Is Capable Of…Yet

Teen Vogue

Lili Reinhart is really freaking famous.

She is break-the-Internetcan’t-go-outside-without-being-recognizedgets-asked-to-play-a-part-without-audition famous. Anyone who has followed the cult-like popularity of the CW’s hit Riverdale wouldn’t be surprised. But Lili is still new to her fame and all the trappings that come with it, which for her includes being offered roles on the spot.

It’s weird to get direct offers now, rather than having to audition,” she tells me, on a Monday morning in a West Hollywood restaurant, the night after the screening of her movie Galveston. “But it also makes me feel kind of suspicious, like, ‘Why don’t you want me to audition?’ I still feel like I need to prove myself, very much so. You’ve seen me do Riverdale, but that’s basically all anyone’s ever seen.

All anyone’s ever seen” is Betty Cooper, a blonde, ponytailed pinnacle of Americana (which Riverdale has handily thrown into an upside-down world where murder mysteries put just a slight damper on the school play). But let’s make this clear: Lili Reinhart is not Betty Cooper. For one, Lili says she’s scrappier than her onscreen character. And Betty doesn’t have to learn how to deal with instant fame — she’s been a pop culture mainstay for decades.

Lili is navigating the intense machine of social media stardom — where every picture, like, or comment is interrogated (and often makes headlines). She always needs to be “on” and that doesn’t come easy to someone who is not a naturally public person. A Virgo, she likes, as she puts it, “to be in my own little space.” She is notoriously guarded about her personal life and is unapologetic about that. There is nothing to apologize for.

She knows who she is: an actor, an ambitious one, with movie sets and meaty parts on the horizon. In her view, her personal life should have nothing to do with memorizing lines and making call times. But she is famous in the Internet age where instant access serves as a gray area between feeling like you know a lot about someone versus actually knowing them. Lili knows where those boundaries are and she wants you to know where they are, too. And she wants to audition even though she says the process “sucks,” because “I want to show you that I can do more, rather than just get something handed to me.

As she puts it, “You actually haven’t seen what I’m capable of.”

Lili was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She excelled in musical theater after trying just about everything else. “My older sister played sports. I was the more artsy kid,” she explains, noting that she was “pretty bad” at both soccer and basketball. She cringes when she brings up joining the dance team. “I was just this awkward kid who didn’t know how to move my body and should not have been dancing,” she says. (To that point, her best friend, Austyn Vovos, respectfully disagrees. “She’s so hard on herself,” Austyn tells me. “She’s a good dancer.”)

In middle school and high school, she began booking parts on PBS specials and episodes of Law and Order. Her family moved to North Carolina when she was 16. When she was a junior in high school, Lili decided to finish school online to make time to audition even more. “I didn’t want to do anything else,” she says. “It’s not just a hobby. It’s what I want to do forever as a career. There was no Plan B. That was it. I needed to do that because my anxiety wouldn’t let me do anything else.

But moving, she admits, was lonely. “I had no one to talk to, except for my family. No friends near me.

She faced even more isolation when she came to Los Angeles at 18 and started the unrelenting process of auditioning nonstop. The five-month stint was a blur. She became physically sick from depression, moved back to North Carolina to prioritize her mental health, and spent another six months building herself back up so she could try again.

I told myself I was going to go back to L.A. and try again,” she remembers. “After a year, if nothing happened, I was going to go to makeup school because that seemed like the only other thing I was passionate about.” It’s a skill she learned from watching YouTube tutorials; a love for M.A.C. eyeshadows morphed into mirroring the special effects she saw in horror movies, in part because watching films in the genre served as a good distraction for her anxiety, as did practicing with liquid latex and colored paint.

A month after heading back to the West Coast, Lili was cast in the now-beloved Riverdale, the campy, fun, CW drama featuring two rival biker gangs and an untold number of serial killers running loose at any given point in time. The show is full of current-era faves and throwback icons: Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), whose dad (Mark Consuelos) is a crime lord (he’s the one who frames good old Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) for murder). Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is a newly inducted member of his dad’s (Skeet Ulrich) gang, the Southside Serpents. Betty Cooper is supposed to be the “girl next door,” and while her character is earnest and ambitious and the editor of the school paper — she also has a dark side. She is anxious, tormented by her mother (Mädchen Amick), their gnarled family history, and a sinister serial killer who knows a little too much about her, if you catch my drift.

Lili actually auditioned twice, first with a self-tape that was rejected. The second audition took her further; it was at the studio test that she first met Camila, who would eventually play her onscreen BFF, Veronica. “She was the only person in the room who was really quiet, just kind of in her own world,Camila told me about Lili. “.I think she was just so focused and nervous for the audition. And just a little shy — she’s reserved at first when you meet her. But I remember looking at her like, That’s Betty; she’s Betty

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the show’s creator and showrunner, says the Warner Bros. executives had the same reaction: “Even though Riverdale is a darker, subversive take on the Archie characters, [Lili’s] essence just screamed Betty Cooper. She has a lot of contradictions, but the big thing is there’s nothing we can’t write for Lili that she cannot do. She’s sort of fearless.

The show has thrown a lot of obstacles Betty’s way, and if the trailer for Season 3(premiering on October 10) tells us anything, it’s that things are not going to slow down any time soon. But Lili has made a few requests for the new era of Betty Cooper: For starters, no more “Dark Betty,” which she feels isn’t so much a plot point as it is a punchline now, and a path she doesn’t want to go down again.

I think it kind of became a mockery of itself,” she explains of the alter ego that requires a black wig and lingerie to transform bubbly Betty into a full-on vamp. “It was supposed to be this dark side of her that she wasn’t able to express otherwise, and it just became this weird sexual thing that people didn’t really understand.

Every creative decision Lili makes matters and she knows that. Playing a character as iconic as Betty, and at this level of exposure, runs the risk of being typecast for the rest of your career. Lili, aware of that possibility is already thinking about life after Riverdale. “I don’t want to play Betty Cooper my whole life,” she adds. “I’m ready to play different characters.

As it is for many actors, fame is as awesome as it is upending: For all the perks, it also comes with a flurry of new realities. Lili doesn’t go to the airport without first worrying about what she should wear in case she’s photographed. She’s tried to keep her relationship with costar Cole Sprouse private, but it’s something she’s pressed about constantly. The two recently went to Paris together, but fans and paparazzi found out about the trip almost instantly. “I wish I had been able to see Europe before being recognizable because our show is so popular there,” she muses. (The CW released Riverdale episodes on international Netflix accounts shortly after they aired stateside.) “I was not able to enjoy Paris because of [the paparazzi], and I really wish I had just gone and done my own thing, explored museums, but I couldn’t. It was too overwhelming.

In many ways, Cole serves as a port in the storm. A former Disney Channel star, he’s navigated this whole being-famous thing since he was a child. From an outside perspective, the definitive start of their relationship is murky; the two made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala, but aren’t set on turning themselves into a “thing” any more than they need to. “I keep my relationship private because it’s just between two people, and that’s the way it should be,Lili explains. “It’s not like I’m trying to dangle my relationship in front of people’s faces like, ‘you don’t know anything about us.’ It’s just, you don’t need to know. People feel like they’re owed that, and you’re absolutely not owed anything by me.

What we do know about the duo is often seen through what they choose to share on their own accounts, which includes photos Cole takes of Lili, whom he has called his muse. “I like to go on adventures with Cole,” she tells me. “Truly, adventures. He takes me to places where I’m like, ‘How did you find this?’ He’s made me see these things that I would have never seen otherwise. It’s escapism, which is so beautiful and wonderful.

Most of her fans, she notes, are understanding about what privacy means to her, and while she tries not to focus on comments and questions, some slip through the cracks. In September, Lili made headlines when she responded to someone on Twitter who called her “so 2013 Tumblr.” “No, no… I tell him to touch me ~everywhere~ and then we eat Chinese food. Get your facts straight, Emily,” she tweeted.

It’s like, you wanted attention, here you go.” she remembers now. “I was on set, sitting in my cast chair, read that tweet, and decided to respond. It wasn’t a thoughtful process. It was just like, I’m going to f*cking stand up for myself. I rarely look at my comments, but when I do, it’s like… if only these people knew that I was actually seeing what they were saying.

She doesn’t try to make a habit of sounding off against haters, but sometimes she just becomes what her best friend calls “the most raw form of herself. She’s not trying to be anyone else.

For her part, Lili says she is guided by her own boundaries when it comes to what she does and doesn’t post: “It’s very much a constant balance of what do I share? What do I not share? I want to be authentic, but I also don’t want to give everyone parts of myself that they don’t need to know about.” Instead, she focuses on photos of her goddaughter and her dogs as well as her own baby photos and memes she finds amusing. “I’m mostly just trying to show the goofy and happy side of myself,” she says. Even if I’m feeling sad, I try to keep everything positive.

It’s easier said than done. Of all people, Lili knows that it’s impossible to keep everything positive, that highs and lows come to everyone no matter how great their life might seem online. Make no mistake, however, she doesn’t want to be known as “the girl who talks about depression because I’m a lot more than that.” But even that is proof positive that small details about a person do not amount to their totality.

For Lili, fame is a byproduct of her success more than it is a marker. She knows that the minute she says something worthy of a soundbyte, it will be made into a headline and the narrative will run away from her. It’s a machine she cannot control and she should not be expected to. She could eschew social media or she could live-stream every moment of her day — it wouldn’t matter. People will feel like they know her more than they really do.

Navigating this level of fame is not something Lili signed up for when she began auditioning for school plays, and it seems that work is the exact thing she’s relying on to help pull herthrough. “More than anything I want people to see me act,” she tells me. She already watches her own work with a critical eye, telling me she thinks, Oh, I could have done that better, when watching Galveston, in which she co-stars alongside Elle Fanning and Ben Foster. (She is in exactly one scene, during which the camera holds itself tightly to her crying face.) She counts Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone’s careers as heights she’d like to reach — Aguirre-Sacasa likens her to Michelle Williams, who got her start on Dawson’s Creek — but Lili’s not holding herself to anyone’s trajectory but her own.

More than anything, Lili Reinhart is a 22-year-old who really loves her job; she comes most alive when discussing the work itself. Talking to her, you get the sense that if it weren’t for the work, she wouldn’t choose to be famous on her own, and that she’s not in this for the likes or the swag or anything else that comes with being a TV star first and an actor second.

I know what my limits are,” she says. “I know that after Riverdale, I don’t want to do another 22-episode show because it really does take up your entire life, and as a 22-year-old, I want to be able to do other things.” That includes learning French, adopting a dog, and taking on roles that challenge her. In short, that includes anything she sets her mind to.

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Lili Reinhart reveals her first impression of Cole Sprouse

Lili Reinhart reveals her first impression of Cole Sprouse

Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse revealed their first impressions of each other in a Glamour video, which featured some of their Riverdale co-stars as well!

Lili was a tough egg to crack,” the 26-year-old actor said of his girlfriend. “She’s very shy at first and reserved. I think it was about halfway into the first season she started letting people in truly.

Lili, said of Cole, “I thought his voice was annoying. I was like, ‘That guy’s got an annoying voice.’ And now it’s grown on me, I guess.

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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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