Camila Mendes Reveals How Riverdale's Veronica Has Changed Representation for Latinas On Screen

Camila Mendes Reveals How Riverdale's Veronica Has Changed Representation for Latinas On Screen

Camila Mendes is speaking out about her character on Riverdale, Veronica Lodge, and how she is challenging Latina stereotypes with the role.

The actress shared her thoughts in a new interview with Refinery29.

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“I think the most important thing about Veronica being Latina is that the Lodges are a sophisticated, intelligent, powerful family,” Camila said. “You rarely see Latinos associated with those qualities in the media. Usually, it’s someone who is underprivileged or uneducated.”

“Obviously there are different walks of life, but you need to show that range [on screen] to give justice to a community and represent them accurately,” she added. “Latinas are known for being passionate and having a fierce energy, and I think Veronica has all those qualities. It makes sense for her to be Latina.”

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