Lili Reinhart Gushes About Working With Her Riverdale Costars
Everybody knows Lili Reinhart from her work on the hit CW show Riverdale, and although she calls the job “not very easy,” we can all rest assured that the cast is as close off-set as they seem on-screen.
The 22-year-old actress opened up to Vogue about how amazing it is working with her Riverdale costars *like Camila Mendes, Casey Cott, and KJ Apa). And, as per usual, she found a way to drop some truth bombs about being a young woman in Hollywood and body image.
But first, let’s get into those behind-the-scenes Riverdale facts. “I know that I will never have another opportunity like this again to work with the people I’m closest with,” she said. “They make working in a job that is not very easy, manageable.”
Lili’s costars DO include her boyfriend Cole Sprouse, but Lili refuses to be defined by her relationship.
“I don’t need someone else’s name on a headline to make me sound more interesting,” Lili said, responding to a publication that recently used Cole’s name in the headline of a story about her accomplishments. “There is still a problem here if you feel the need to say a man’s name, or someone who is more famous that is connected to me, in order to get someone to read an article about me… I’m not a boring person.”
This isn’t the first time Lili has spoken out against double standards in the media. The Riverdale star has been a vocal champion of body positivity, mental health awareness and women’s issues, accepting the H&M Conscious Award for commitment to social good at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood event in August.
Next month, Lili will speak about rising above insecurities and dealing with haters at Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit in New York City, alongside influencers including Mindy Kaling and Ashley Graham.
“I feel honored to be able to go to New York and speak at something like that,” Lili told the magazine. “I feel inspired by all the recognition women in Hollywood are getting. I think it is well earned, and about time.”
Another thing that connects Lili to her costars is their common values. Best friend and Riverdale costar Camila has also been outspoken about body image and the importance of healthy female friendships.
“This body-positivity movement we’re having right now is so amazing, and it’s helping me so much,” Cami told Shape earlier this month. “I’m seeing all these people who I look up to, like Rihanna, open up about their weight fluctuations and loving themselves the way they are. That makes me love myself more too.”
Not gonna lie, it warms our hearts knowing these gals have each other and the rest of the cast to lean on during tough times. In fact, it even makes watching Riverdale every Wednesday night even sweeter.