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Tania   February 2, 2018   Comment?

Your career went from 0 to 60 in 2017. Any pinch-me moments?
Going to Comic-Con was mind-blowing, seeing all these fans and all these people who know my name. I’m like, ‘Are you sure you know who I am?’ I still don’t even really believe it quite yet.

Your friend and co-star Cole Sprouse has been dealing with fame since he was a kid. Does he give you pointers on how to process this new world?
Totally. He really brings us down to earth if we’re feeling like something we’ve said is being taken out of context. He’s always the one to be like, ‘Just ignore it. It will blow over.’ It’s a nice, calming energy he has because you know that he’s been through it.

What do you enjoy about playing Betty?
Betty is the girl next door but there’s a dark side—a side riddled with anxiety and a dark alter ego. But she’s optimistic even when she is going through the hardest things. There’s always a light inside her that can’t go out, and that’s beautiful.

How do you relate to the character?
I relate most with her darkness. What I bring to Betty is her real anxiety about things and the stress she’s under because I get easily overwhelmed and stressed out. I have anxiety.
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“To me, the show didn’t necessarily become a phenomenon until recently. When we started promoting Season 2, I realized the extent of the fanbase and how excited people were, and then seeing our season premiere ratings, seeing that people don’t even want to wait to watch it on Netflix—they want to watch it immediately as it’s airing. I myself only do that with Game of Thrones—that’s the only show I have to watch week to week, and so I understand being so invested in a show like that. I don’t think Riverdale had that in Season 1. Our ratings weren’t through the roof by any means. Most people watched our show on Netflix or on DVR. It means a lot that we’ve come so far, ratings-wise.”

“It’s not really a Dark Betty situation, in my opinion, so much as Betty is going to do whatever she has to do to defend her friends, and specifically Jughead. It’s a fight or flight situation, and she chose to fight and do whatever she could to help Jughead, and in that moment that’s what it was. She knew a statement from Cheryl would help FP, so if a threat’s what she’s gotta do, then she’s gonna do it. I think she realizes how fucked up it is to threaten releasing a video of someone’s father killing their own son, but at the same time, she’s doing it to Cheryl. If Betty was doing something like that to Veronica, or really anyone else, you’d be like ‘holy shit,’ but because she’s doing it to Cheryl, and because Cheryl’s the way that she is and can seem like a sociopath and a complete narcissist, you’re like ‘well, you know, Betty did what she had to do.’

“The self-harm, digging her nails into her hands, is something I imagine Betty has been doing for a long time. I think it came out of a need to suppress her anger and her anxiety, from living with the Cooper family with this mom who’s as controlling as she is, and her dad who’s very passive and not super invested. I don’t think Betty’s parents are super invested in her mental wellbeing; it was more making sure that they have the perfect family, and trying to keep up that facade. The self-harm was Betty’s way of coping, mentally suppressing her feelings and physically kind of restraining herself and keeping herself together. We haven’t touched too much on it in Season 2, but I subconsciously clench my fists in scenes where I think Betty is under high stress. We’re not constantly doing inserts of Betty clenching her fists, but I just think you can feel when she is suppressing herself.”

“It’s gotten a lot better. At the beginning of Season 1, people really wanted Betty and Veronica to be together because they saw them kiss in the first episode and felt like they were teased, which I totally understand. When Betty became involved with Jughead, initially people were like ‘no, no, she should be with Veronica, that’s the duo,’ and then I think it took a moment before people realized that Betty and Jughead were actually really wonderful together and really cute and supportive of each other and it kind of fell into place. There’s still a lot of people who want Betty and Archie to be together, or Betty and Veronica to be together, but I don’t think the shipping wars are as intense as they were at the beginning of Season 1, which is good, because that can get pretty crazy and out of control.”

“Hart Denton is our Chic Cooper and he’s incredibly sweet, and I’ve been working with him quite a bit lately. He fits in really well, he’s super excited to be on the show, and we’re super happy to have him. I think the Chic storyline is something that people are really going to be taken with, and see how Chic coming into Riverdale really plays a huge part in the Cooper family, and just how it affects the Cooper family is really good. It’s really juicy stuff. It brings a completely new dynamic to the Cooper family.”

“My goal wasn’t ever to get attention out of it or for people to have sympathy for me. I wanted to share my story to say that this happened when no one knew my name and I was barely in the industry and just trying to get into it. It was someone that I knew, and that I was working with. It wasn’t the head of a company trying to get something out of me, or make me feel like I had to do something in order to get a job. In contrast to a Harvey Weinstein, this is someone that was in my life and I was starting to build a relationship with, and it happened anyway. I just wanted to show that there are so many different scenarios and situations that you can be in that still qualify as sexual harassment. It’s not one specific type of man, or one specific situation where it’s the head of a company. It can be an actor that you’re working with, or a producer, or whoever.

“I mean, I was just in a cab today, getting to my apartment, and my cab driver was asking me, ‘What’s wrong, is the weather making you gloomy? You’re not smiling.” Thinking that because you’re a man you can comment on how I’m acting as a woman because I’m not smiling, it’s like, fuck off! This is something that we literally deal with on a daily basis, and I don’t think men necessarily realize that. I don’t think even a lot of young girls realize that that is sexual harassment, and it’s not something we should just have to deal with and put up with every day. It’s a matter of bringing awareness to what that looks like. It can look like so many different things.”

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Tania   October 12, 2017   Comment?

1. If anyone could play you in a movie, who would you pick?
Natalie Portman.

2. What’s the first album you ever bought?
I had The Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack CD. Surprisingly at 21, I do sing songs from it still today.

3. Describe your style in three words.
Comfortable, casual, jeans.

4. What’s your craziest fan story?
This girl somehow bypassed security on set when we were filming outside, and all of a sudden she’s standing in front of me and she’s like, “Hi, how are you?” And I didn’t really know who she was. She just hugs me and she’s standing there staring at me, and I realize that she’s a fan and she somehow got onto our set and it was just very, very strange and weird. It was like, “How did you get here?” We have three security guards. Sneaky little girl.

5. Who is the last person that texted you?
My dad! He’s in Venice right now, so he’s saying, “Love you, miss you, hope you’re having a great time in New York. I’m thinking of you — enjoy the moment.” So sweet.

6. Describe the perfect day.
Wake up, go to the beach all day. And then, whoever I’m with that day — go home and cuddle up, watch my favorite movie with my favorite foods, and order in some pizza. It’s all about good food and good company. I just love spending the day at the beach and then staying inside all night.

7. Last book you read?
I was reading a Marie Antoinette biography, but I also just bought Bryan Cranston’s autobiography.

8. What’s your biggest fear?

9. Who’s your celebrity doppelgänger?
Everyone says Brittany Murphy — everyone. They think I’m her reincarnated. There are a lot of pictures of us side by side where we look crazy–alike. If you just google Lili Reinhart and Brittany Murphy, you’ll see it.

10. Favorite reality show?
Growing up, I watched a lot of TLC — I loved Four Weddings and Hoarding: Buried Alive. They’re so binge-able.

11. Celebrity crush?
Right now, Ashley Graham. Obsessed with her. Honestly, I’ve never been so inspired by a celebrity or by someone that I didn’t know. She’s so confident and so stunning and her way of body acceptance and talking about her body and women’s bodies in general is so inspiring to me, and I’ve honestly never been inspired by someone as much as her as an adult.

13. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Pimple popping videos. I’m obsessed.

14. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
I have so many of them. I think people who get super-confused at really simple situations. People who are like, “Wait, what are you talking about?” They ask, “What?” before you’re even finished explaining something. And it’s like, “Will you calm down?”

15. Go-to comfort food?
Chipotle. I’ve been eating way too much Chipotle.

16. Dream vacation spot?
I always said Bora Bora, but that was my answer when I was like 16. Now that I’m older, I think I really want to go to Tuscany. Anywhere romantic.

17. What’s the first app that you check when you wake up in the morning?
Instagram. Right now I’m following a cow — @moochithecow. He’s a miniature cow and he’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Cows are definitely having a moment.

18. Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Two pieces of advice. One from my dad when I was really young — but also just growing up — he just told to me to make sure that whatever I do in life, it’s something that makes me happy. He told me don’t choose a career that’s going to make you miserable. It’s not about money. You have to choose something that’s going to make you happy, because otherwise, what’s the point?

And then recently, I feel like, you grow up seeing all these quotes on Pinterest like “follow your heart,” “follow your dreams,” but it only really becomes relevant once something happens in your life where you have to follow your heart. My makeup artist on my show, her name is Erin Mackenzie — she did my makeup in Season 1 and came back for Season 2. And when I was dealing with some personal drama, personal relationships — you know, you can be told to follow your heart for 21 years and it doesn’t really resonate with you until you’re going through something where you need to just listen to yourself. And she said, “follow your heart, it will never lead you astray,” and it’s true.

19. Which emoji do you use the most?
Probably the OK hand emoji.

20. So, let’s talk Riverdale. Are we seeing more Dark Betty this season?
There was a Dark Betty that we saw in Season 1, where she had a wig and it was kind of campy. But in Season 2, it’s not campy anymore. And it’s a real, grounded, gritty, raw, dark side of this girl that I love so much. It’s fun seeing her get dressed up in a black wig for a minute, and you’re like, “Woah, where did that come from?” But this is the dark side of a real person that’s grounded in something. Grounded in truth. So you see Dark Betty a couple of times, and we’re not even midway through [filming] the season and she’s coming out full force sometimes in these episodes. She’s also dealing with Jughead being on the Southside, possibly joining the Serpents, and what that means for her and their relationship. And then there’s finding out that she has a long-lost brother, and she doesn’t really know what to do with that information. So, that’s something that we tap into in Season 2 as well.

21. So about that theory that Joaquin is actually Betty’s brother…
I shut it down already. I probably shouldn’t be shutting down theories, because I’m crushing peoples’ dreams, but it’s also like — I didn’t want people to get their hopes up and get too invested in a theory that I think I can say isn’t true. But certain theories, I do think, “That does make a lot of sense.” People are smart and really creative.

22. In real life, are you more of a River Vixen or a Southside Serpent?
I’m right in the middle. I’m not a River Vixen, because I’m so not peppy. I’m the calmest person, usually, and I am just a very laid-back person. I think I’m more of a Serpent because I’m a little bit more on the outside, not too much involved in a group. And maybe I like to think of myself as more of a badass than I actually am.

23. What was your favorite Bughead scene to film so far?
Probably the “I love you” scene in the Season 1 finale. It was just so beautifully written and so honest, and when he takes his hat off, it’s just like, “Aww.” It’s just a very earnest moment between the two of them. They didn’t really have to think about it. Well, Jughead maybe had to think about it. Like, “Do I love her? Am I in love?” Because he’s never experienced something like that before, and maybe he’s not necessarily used to being around a woman that he loves because his mom’s not really in the picture… So for him it was a much bigger deal, but for Betty it was immediately like, “I love you too” — it wasn’t even a second thought. She knew deep down that she loved him. She didn’t even have to process it or think about it. As soon as she said the words, it was out there and it was true. It was just a really sweet moment.

24. Was Bughead always the writers’ plan, or did that relationship evolve over time?
I think it was a plan from the beginning. I’m not sure what they wanted the course of the relationship to look like, but we filmed the entire first season without airing any of the episodes, so we didn’t hear any feedback from fans. I guess we were lucky that so many people were on board with those two being together, because that was just the course of Season 1. I think that was Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa], our creator, his plan to have them together all along. Because they’re both kind of on the outside in different ways. Betty is a little bit of a floater, not necessarily fitting in with a certain group, and Jughead obviously is an outsider. So, it’s two of these people on the outside coming together. It’s really sweet.

25. Were you prepared for all the Bughead shipping?
No, and I’ve never been so invested in a show where I’ve been a part of a ship or I’ve shipped two characters. I’ve never really been involved like that in a fandom, so it was very interesting to be on the receiving end of it. But it’s definitely special to see — it just means that people genuinely care about these characters. It’s kind of amazing to know that I can play this character that so many people genuinely care about, that’s how I take it.

26. What’s one thing people would be surprised to find out about your co-stars KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse?
KJ’s just a goofball. I think sometimes his personality doesn’t get to show — he’s shy. He’s very shy. You have to crack him open to see the real him and it took us a long time to see his super-goofy personality. He’s kind of reserved in interviews, but deep down he’s goofy.

Cami and I have a very similar sense of humor. We’re both very different and come from completely different backgrounds, but I think one of the reasons we bonded so well was our sense of humor.

Cole is the smartest person I know, hands down.

27. What’s the best part of being on Riverdale?
Just working with my best friends. I grew up with a very small, select group of friends that I kept my whole life. And when I joined the show, I literally got, like, 10 new best friends. I got all these people in my life that genuinely cared about me and I cared about them. I kind of finally felt like I had a group where I belonged, and I wasn’t an odd man out and so, honestly, just being in such a supportive, family-like group is my favorite part. They’re my people. They’re my family.