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Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Not Having the 'CW Girl Body' & Being Body Positive

Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Not Having the 'CW Girl Body' & Being Body Positive

Lili Reinhart is dishing on body positivity and not having the ideal body.

The 23-year-old recently opened up about a Riverdale scene she really didn’t want to do because it made her uncomfortable about her body.

However, Lili knew she had to do it to set an example and show girls that it’s okay to not have the “perfect” body or look a certain way.

“I don’t have the CW girl body — tiny waist, nice-shaped legs, skinny, small, tiny,” Lili told the LA Times. “I had to do a bra and underwear scene in this last season and I felt really insecure about it. I really, really didn’t want to do it. I didn’t tell anyone this. I wasn’t pressured into doing it. I did it because it was my job.”

“I felt bad about myself doing it. I really did. And this is where it gets complicated,” she continued. “I can’t preach body positivity if I don’t practice it. So even if I’m not feeling amazing about my body, I felt it was important for me to do the scene anyway in my bra and underwear so people could see my body as it was. I did it for the people who feel like they need to look a certain way.”

If you missed it, Lili and the cast of Riverdale headed back to Vancouver this past weekend to start getting ready to film season five.

Lili Reinhart Says 'Riverdale' Cast Is Going Back to Vancouver This Weekend To Quarantine Before Filming

Lili Reinhart Says 'Riverdale' Cast Is Going Back to Vancouver This Weekend To Quarantine Before Filming

Lili Reinhart has shared when the Riverdale cast will start filming season five!

The 23-year-old opened up in a new interview that the stars are actually heading back to Vancouver this weekend.

“We’re actually going back this weekend, to Vancouver, to start season five,” she told Access. “We are heading back, and the gang will be together in a couple short weeks, after we quarantine.”

“Basically, we have to quarantine once we’re in Canada and make sure we’re all COVID free before we can get back on set,” Lili continued. “So very soon we’ll be reunited… I think we’re very excited to, um, I haven’t seen everyone all together in five months, so it’ll be really nice.”

Lili also said the cast has a text chain and lately they’ve been texting things like, “Hey, did you guys hear we’re going back?”

In case you missed it, see what Lili dished earlier this week about the upcoming time jump in season five!

Lili Reinhart Dishes on 'Riverdale' Season 5 on 'The Tonight Show'

Lili Reinhart Dishes on 'Riverdale' Season 5 on 'The Tonight Show'

Lili Reinhart recently opened up about the upcoming fifth season of Riverdale, and dishing that there will be a seven year time jump.

“So we’re taking the first two episodes to finish Season 4, technically, and Season 5, we’re actually doing a, I believe, seven year time jump into the future,” the 23-year-old said on The Tonight Show. “We’re not going to be teenagers anymore.”

“I’m really psyched about it,” Lili added. “I think it’ll be really nice to play an adult. You know? But I also appreciate that Roberto, our show runner was like, ‘yeah, let’s revamp’… We’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.”

Lili also shared what it will be like with everyone coming back off of quarantine.

“So we’re all going to be significantly… Tanner?” she told Jimmy Fallon. “Maybe… I’ve gained weight in quarantine, so I’ll look a little different? It’s like, it’s like… five months. It did make quite a difference, I think, it’ll be easy to tell when we filmed in March, when we filmed in September.”

If you missed it, Lili‘s ex boyfriend and co-star Cole Sprouse shared a statement about their split.

'Riverdale' Showrunner Shares First Look at Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan In Prom Episode

'Riverdale' Showrunner Shares First Look at Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan In Prom Episode

Fans got a sneak peek at the upcoming prom episode of Riverdale!

The episode was originally supposed to be one of the final episodes of season four, but due to the pandemic, it will be part of the beginning of season five.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared an image of Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan on Madelaine‘s birthday.

“Also, couldn’t resist a sneak peek at Prom Night (our first episode back) with these two beautiful ladies! Rest assured, ALL the queens will reigning SUPREMELY next season! #Riverdale ❤️🚢💨💥🌹🐍💃🏻🌈🎭💋,” he captioned the pic.

In case you missed it, he also announced that season five is officially in pre-production, and in another birthday post, Vanessa shared that she can’t wait to be on set with Madelaine in two weeks.

“Lmao and for you preggo belly massages I’m gonna make you do everyday at work in 2 weeks,” she captioned a photo of the two.

There is no word yet on how Riverdale will tackle Vanessa‘s pregnancy, if they will write it in or just hide her baby bump.

'Riverdale' Officially Heads Back Into Pre-Production For Season 5!

'Riverdale' Officially Heads Back Into Pre-Production For Season 5!

The cast of Riverdale is getting ready to head back to work!

Showrunner and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the CW series is going back into pre-production in Vancouver, which is finally opening back up to studios to get back to work.

“At long last, the offices are open and we are in pre-production on Season 5 of #Riverdale!! 💃🏻❤️🔥👨🏻‍💻☠️🐍🏆🎟🚀,” he wrote on Instagram.

Star KJ Apa, who filmed a movie just last month, shared the post on his Instagram story, and said, “Excited for the long grind. SEASON 5!”

Madelaine Petsch shared her sadness for leaving her plants that she nurtured during quarantine.

“@ me legitimately crying over all the plants I’ve raised in this quarantine in my home that now will be without their mother when I go back to Vancouver,” she wrote with a photo of one her plants.

The cast have remained close all throughout quarantine, with some of them living together in LA, grabbing dinner together when restaurants opened back up, going on road trips, and participating in Black Lives Matter protests.

Bernadette Beck Opens Up About How 'Riverdale' Fails Black Characters & Actors

Bernadette Beck Opens Up About How 'Riverdale' Fails Black Characters & Actors

Bernadette Beck is the latest actress to speak out about Riverdale amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

The 26-year-old actress has been playing the character Peaches ‘N Cream on the hit CW series throughout seasons three and four.

Bernadette opened up in a new interview with Elle about how the series is failing Black characters.

“I was made out to be a very unlikable character and therefore, an unlikable person in people’s eyes,” she said. “I get it, there’s always a protagonist and antagonist, but I never had much of a story plot or enough character development to even be considered an antagonist… I was, for no reason, depicted in a very negative, unattractive light. And I’m not the first Black actress to show up on set, stand there, chew gum, and look sassy and mean. I feel like I was just there to fulfill a diversity quota. It’s just to fulfill points.”

She also shared that she was been quite literally forgotten about on set.

“I was completely forgotten in the scene more than once,” Bernadette says. “The director [would] be walking off set and I’d have to chase them down because I had no idea where to stand, what to do—I just hadn’t been given any instruction. You can’t treat people like they’re invisible and then pat yourself on the back for meeting your diversity quota for the day.”

“I didn’t understand when I first got on that show that it meant something for your character to be likable,” she continued. “Some people say it’s just a TV show, but I’m thinking about the implications long-term. If we are depicted as unlikable or our characters are not developed or we’re looked at as the enemy all the time, that affects our public persona. What kind of opportunities are we losing out on even after Riverdale? Our white co-stars are getting all this screen time and character development. They’re building up their following, generating more fans, selling out at conventions, and fans have more of an emotional connection with them. But if we don’t necessarily get that, and we’re looked at with disdain, what does that do to us and how does that stain our reputation moving forward?”

“When you’re in it, you’re going through the motions and you’re like, ‘Oh great, I finally get to be utilized!’” she said. “But when I saw it all put together, it made my character seem like she was down for anything.”

In case you missed it, Vanessa Morgan has also previously spoken about Riverdale, and the show’s creator/showrunner has vowed to make some changes.

Find out what another Black actress shared about how the show treated Black characters

Camila Mendes Would Want to Relive This Day on 'Riverdale'

Camila Mendes Would Want to Relive This Day on 'Riverdale'

Camila Mendes is dishing on her favorite times on the Riverdale set.

In a recent interview promoting her new movie Palm Springs, the 26-year-old actress shared what day she would relive on her show.

“I think I’d want to relive one of the numbers from our most recent ‘Heathers’ musical episode,” she told TooFab.

“It’s a lot of people, everyone’s in high spirits and having fun, and we’re all like dancing,” Camila added. “And there’s some of the guys who are not coordinated … at all. It’s just, like everyone just laughs. It’s like the funnest day. It was the funnest day and I wish I could relive that.”

If you missed it, see what Riverdale scene Camila said was “a really tough thing to read.”