‘Riverdale’: Why Lili Reinhart Says ‘I Genuinely Feel Like a Prisoner, Going Back to Work’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Riverdale: Lili Reinhart

Actor Lili Reinhart, greatest identified for starring within the CW drama sequence Riverdale, has, like many worldwide, spent the final a number of months not working, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, as she heads again to set, she’s experiencing conflicting emotions. Learn what Reinhart mentioned in a brand new interview.

Lili Reinhart stars within the CW hit ‘Riverdale’

Riverdale: Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart in ‘Riverdale’ | Katie Yu/The CW

Reinhart is considered one of a number of younger actors who star in Riverdale. She portrays Betty Cooper, who begins the sequence because the all-around good woman. Initially a cheerleader and straight A-student, Betty quickly reveals her darkish aspect and turns into a member of the Southside Serpents, becoming a member of her boyfriend, Jughead.

As is commonly the case on teen dramas, Reinhart is notably older than her character. Though she performs a highschool pupil, the actor is in her 20s and has been working in leisure since she was a young person herself. Before she earned her breakout position in Riverdale, Reinhart had a recurring position on the short-lived sitcom Surviving Jack. 

The sequence needed to shut down as a result of coronavirus

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Riverdale, which movies in Vancouver, was among the many first productions shut down in March 2020, within the pandemic’s early days. At the time, there was concern a couple of crew member having are available in contact with somebody who had examined optimistic for the virus.

“We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member,” a Warner Bros. assertion revealed in Deadline learn. “Out of an abundance of warning, manufacturing on Riverdale is presently suspended.”

Reinhart has been open about her despair in quarantine

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Following what was presupposed to have been a brief break, taking pictures remained on hiatus for months because the pandemic continued. Reinhart and the remainder of the solid, together with her ex-boyfriend, Cole Sprouse, returned house to the U.S. to attend it out. During this time, Reinhart handled despair, a reality she revealed in an August 2020 interview.

“Quotes taken from my most recent interview are not about a ‘breakup,’” Reinhart shared on Twitter following articles revealed about her and Sprouse’s break up. “They are about the depression I’ve felt over these last few months. Tired of people taking my words out of context and piecing together their own story for clickbait.”

She’s conflicted about returning to filming in Canada

Reinhart will quickly start filming for Riverdale Season 5. After ending out the deliberate season Four highschool arc, the present makes a transfer borrowed from earlier CW sequence One Tree Hill: A time leap. And, additionally like different fashionable dramas, Riverdale’s 20+ episode seasons imply a very long time on location.

“I genuinely feel like a prisoner, going back to work, because I cannot leave Canada,” mentioned Reinhart advised Nylon in an interview revealed on September 2, 2020. “That doesn’t feel good. You can’t go home for Thanksgiving, can’t visit your family. No one can come visit you unless they quarantine for two weeks. It just feels f*cked.”

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