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Riverdale Roundup: Season 3 Timeskip, Lili Talks Fame and Body Positivity, and More

The first script for Season 3 has been completed, and according to one of the writers (via their tumblr), episode 3x01 will take place during Labor Day weekend aka they're skipping summer, and it'll be a new school year where everyone is a junior now (before anyone asks about how Cheryl should be older, it seems her and Jason being older has been retconned or they didn't think ahead when they stated his age in the pilot).

Some people also foresaw the possibility of a timeskip thanks to the casting notice for new, incoming character Edgar Evernever

[EDGAR EVERNEVER] Male, Late 30’s – Early 40’s, Open Ethnicity. A recent arrival in Riverdale with his daughter Evelyn, Edgar is a new-age health “guru” who has helped Alice get her life together after the events of Season Two. He’s attractive, in a neighborly way, and charismatic—a wise, comforting presence. (An actor with ‘90’s-2000’s pop-culture cachet is a plus.) MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR.


For season three, she'd like more friendship scenes with Camila Mendes and Casey Cott. Says she's got a collaborative process with RAS and texts him a lot with ideas, particularly pushing for friendship stuff among the teen characters. Overall wants Betty to be happy and smile more and get a break.

On that time she got pushback after telling people not to expect romantic Veronica/Betty because the show wasn't "fan fiction": “I had said a lot of things right in the beginning of Riverdale coming out that people took the wrong way. I had to be like, ‘No, no, no, that's not what I mean’ and backtrack a little bit. We are in a time where people are insulted by everything. I choose my battles now. If it's something that I'm passionate about, I'm going to talk about it. I'm going to say that I don't approve of our president, I'm going to say that I don't approve of a lingerie line only having skinny models.”

On how demanding the show's fans can be: After attending a Broadway performance of Waitress with co-star Casey Cott, they ran into a group of fans who wanted photos. They declined and were met with screaming. “They said, ‘Why do you hate your fans?’” Reinhart recalls, getting animated. “That felt like the most dehumanizing thing... I see them saying, ‘Your fans are what make you,’ and I appreciate the love and support. But you have to understand that I'm not on 100 percent of the time. And I shouldn't be expected to be.”

On her newfound fame from being on a CW show: “People knew who I was in Hawaii, and people knew who I was in Paris. My cast mates have gone all over the world and people recognize them. It’s on a global scale,” she says with discernible astonishment. “I'm a blonde white girl. I have sunglasses on and a hat. How do people look at me, and in an instant, they know? People are seeing my face that much… It's something I can't wrap my head around." She also values her privacy and won't comment on who she's romantically involved with and that internet comments don't exactly roll off her back. Also, please don't DM her mom.

On body positivity: “We're in a generation where people say, ‘Be who you are. Embrace your differences.’ And then they also praise people who have plastic faces. It's like, ‘don't deny those rumors.’Here's the thing. If getting plastic surgery is going to make you enjoy your life better, do it...I understand if there are people out there who aren't happy when they look at the mirror, and they can't find that love for themselves. I know people who have gotten plastic surgery and it's changed their lives. That's really wonderful. But I think you should be able own up to it. The most-followed people on Instagram are skinny people who have abs, long legs, silky hair, and filled-in eyebrows. But then people really love when I say, ‘It's OK to not have a 24-inch waist and it's OK to have pimples.’ But those same people are praising the people with images of flawless everything. Which side are you on?”

On feeling irrelevant at the Met Gala: “I felt like the smallest fish in the biggest pond. It made me see how far I had left to go, and how much work it takes to get to a point where I can go to the Met one day and feel like I'm a big fish now. I'm not there yet, but that's fine, because I'm 21. That's satisfying, to know that I have a place to go.” She also gets hit with impostor's syndrome from time to time where she wonders if she's speaking into a void or if people even care and how she sometimes feels irrelevant. She also mentioned how she'd been diagnosed with depression at a young age and how that's a conversation that needs to be had with people.



On being an open person: “I am a very open person, just in general with people. I’m so willing to talk about anything at any given moment in time. I thrive off that. I have to actively try to keep things private. My first instinct is to be open. Most of the time, I’m like, ‘Fuck it!. I’m just going to talk about this.’ I am not precious about a lot of stuff. I am just the type of person who enjoys connecting with people over absolutely anything.”

On opening up about body positivity: “I only recently started dealing with my own eating disorder. So, as I was dealing with it, it felt like it was a good opportunity to talk about that, because I’m still in that vulnerable state too. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I am so past that phase of my life. I’m so perfect and happy now.’ I’m still struggling and I’m still dealing with all of those things. I might always still struggle.”

On being seen as a role model: “It’s a huge power that I almost didn’t want to take at first. I was like, ‘Oh my god. I don’t want to have a voice. I don’t want people to look up to me.’ I didn’t want to be a role model because I didn’t feel like one. But, instead of trying to be like, ‘You guys should all respect everything that I say and see me as this perfect thing,’ it was more like, no, I can be a voice, because I’m going through what they go through, probably. Since I’m a real person, I’m willing to talk about it.”

On representation: “I didn’t really feel like I had people to look up to growing up that were like me. You think about all of the well-respected actresses right now, like the ones that were at the Oscars and winning all of these awards, and the most successful are usually older, white women. I don’t relate to that. That’s not me. So, how do I try and achieve a similar amount of success in my own way? Maybe, it doesn’t look like me at the Oscars. When I was a child, the shows that I watched, the media that I looked at, it was always tall, skinny, white women. Like, in Friends they were all thin and white. The O.C., which was another show I loved, Gossip Girl, every show I watched the women were tall, thin, and white. That has a huge factor in what my perception of beauty is. Now, we are putting all kinds of shapes into the media and all kinds of looks. There’s so much more color and variety in our entertainment world, and people are starting to see those different looks being glamorized and celebrated rather than pushed off to the sides.

When asked if she's dating someone, she said there's a new prospect but won't name the person. He's not an actor though as she says she can't bring herself to date another actor since they're not as emotionally present as she'd like.


Casey shooting some sort of musical type thing while barefoot

And for the Casey lovers, here he is post-workout outside the gym

Tags: actor / actress, casting / auditions, interview, magazine covers and articles, riverdale (cw)

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