Lili Reinhart sat down with Imagista and talked her hit CW show, Riverdale. The star plays Betty Cooper on the series, which is based off the Archie Comics series.
In the feature, Lili talked how she got into acting, not attending college, playing Betty, how she has spent her hiatus, what she would be doing if she wasn’t an actress and so much more. Highlights can be found below.
On how she got into acting: “I grew up doing theater, I did local community theater. Then I branched out into doing local PBS pilots and some small independent films and it kind of grew from there. I was always a performer as a kid, always putting on little shows for my family. I was a dancer, I went to dance lessons growing up. I played sports but I was mainly into the arts. I did try sports, I just was not very good at them.
I kind of knew from a pretty early age that this was something that I wanted to do and take seriously, that it was not just a hobby but something that I wanted to pursue seriously.
My parents are not stage parents at all, they did not put me in this business they were just incredibly, incredibly supportive. My mom would drive me 8 hours from Ohio to New York City for auditions and open casting calls. I was lucky to have had such supportive parents, they knew how important it was for me and they believed in my talent.”
On how she is spending her hiatus: “It is so crazy. We wrapped season 1 in February but I feel like I have not had much down time. We have two more months until we are back in Vancouver so I am halfway through my “vacation”. We go back in June.
I try to spend as much time with my family and close friends, I go to the beach a lot, sometimes even by myself. The world is overwhelming a lot of the times and I find myself to be an anxious person, I get stressed out and overwhelmed so I find it therapeutic to be at the beach. I have also been writing a lot this hiatus, I don’t write scripts or books I write a lot of poetry.”
I have been doing that a lot which is very encouraging, it is another artistic outlet. I also like to paint as well, but lately I have been focusing more on writing. I journaled my entire life but I really got back into it in November and I noticed a lot of what I was writing was poetry. I started channeling my more poetic side. Maybe in a few years I will be brave enough to publish it.”
On what she would doing if she wasn’t an actress: “I would be in the arts I think. I love makeup and I love special effects makeup. I was planning on going to makeup school because I had dabbled in it as a hobby and I always thought that I could make a career out of it. It was kind of like my backup plan. Luckily I never had to fall back on it, but I still really do enjoy doing makeup it is kind of an interesting hobby to have. I take advantage of it during Halloween time!”
To read her full interview click here. It sure sounds like they are going to get a full season order since Lili confirmed they are beginning work on Season 2 in June.