Riverdale star Lili Reinhart is no stranger to speaking her mind. In the last few months alone, she's shut down rumours that she's pregnant, got real about dealing with cystic acne, and called out a magazine for photoshopping photos of her.
It's safe to say she's pretty damn badass, so it's no surprise that Harper's Bazaar wanted to interview Lili for their latest issue. And she set the record straight on a few things.
Speaking about the weirdness of her newfound fame, Lili described one occasion when she and co-star Casey Cott were seeing a Broadway show. When fans spotted them and asked to take photos, the actors politely declined.
They said, "Why do you hate your fans?" ... That felt like the most dehumanising 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 per cent of the time. And I shouldn't be expected to be.
Which is why, she explained, questions about her rumoured relationship with Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse are off the table for now.
"I don't act to be famous. I'm just a performer," Lili said. "I'm not okay talking about my relationship. I'm not going to tell you my love story. That's just not appropriate right now."
She also opened up about the difficulties of her quick rise to fame – namely, the realisation that people may take what she says in the wrong way.
"I had said a lot of things right in the beginning of Riverdale coming out that people took the wrong way," Lili said. "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. 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.