Although she does not feel comfortable performing a scene in her underwear, Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper in Riverdale (available on Netflix), explained why she agreed.
In the Riverdale series, launched in 2017 and available on Netflix, Lili Reinhart lends her features to the young Betty Cooper. Initially presented as a very wise girl and oppressed by the pressure her mother puts on her, she gradually frees herself from this straitjacket to take a taste for a little more freedom.
Why did Lili Reinhart agree to strip in Riverdale?
The 23-year-old actress spoke about agreeing to perform a scene in underwear in Riverdale, whose season 5 has not yet been broadcast. "I don't really have the body of a CW actress (the channel on which Riverdale is broadcast in the U.S., editor's note) - slim waist, nice tapered legs, small. I had a scene to shoot in my underwear in the last season, and I didn't feel comfortable with that at all. I really didn't feel like doing it at all. I didn't tell anyone about it. I didn't get any pressure from anyone. I did it because it's my job," she explained in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
Lili Reinhart continued: "But I didn't feel comfortable doing it. I really didn't. And that's where it gets complicated. I can't preach being positive about your body and not train myself to do it. So even though I don't feel very comfortable with my body, I felt it was important that I still shoot this scene in my underwear so that people can see my body the way it is. I did it for people who think they have to stick to a certain look."
Lili Reinhart spoke about her depression.
The young actress is not afraid to talk about her physical complexities, nor the difficulties she has gone through because of her depression. Lili Reinhart also thinks it is important to talk about it in order to stop taboos. Until March 2020, she was in a relationship with her gambling partner in Riverdale, Cole Sprouse, who recently confirmed that they are no longer together.