Tania • May 5,2017 • 0 Comments

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Tania • May 5,2017 • 0 Comments

Tania • May 5,2017 • 0 Comments

Tania • May 5,2017 • 0 Comments

Imagista: Where are you from?

Lili Reinhart: Cleveland, Ohio.

Imagista: Where are you currently located?

Lili Reinhart: Now I am LA based. I moved when I was 18 at the start of 2015 and I lived here for 6 months then I moved back home after 6 months because I was not doing well and not making money. I moved back home then moved back out at the start of 2016, so I have been back and forth a couple of times.

Imagista: How did you get into acting?

Lili Reinhart: 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.

Imagista: Did you go to school for acting?

Lili Reinhart: I did not. I went to High School, graduated, but I never went to College. I did not go to a specific acting school either. I have worked with some coached for certain auditions, like when I auditioned for Riverdale. To be honest I did not take classes or go out of my way to look for it, not because I did not really want to but because I was booking things on my own without having to go to school. I never really loved school growing up and I did not want to have to put myself through more schooling if I did not have to. School was never a great environment for me.

My co-star Camilla, who plays Veronica got her Bachelor’s Degree from NYU and I did not go to college and now we are on the same show, which goes to show that everyone’s path is different and you do what works for you individually.

Imagista: Can you tell us what it is like playing Betty on the show Riverdale?

I am so lucky that I can play a girl that I love and care about so much. The show was written so beautifully and I am so happy to be part of this cast. We all get along so well and our show runner is very open to our opinions. He is the creator but we are the ones who won the roles and have this responsibility to be the face of these people and I think our opinions of actors mean a lot to him which is great because I do not think a lot of people have this luxury. We share our opinions about what we want to see from our characters, what kind of challenges we want them to go through.

Betty is such a beautifully complex girl, she is not a one note character, she is so much more than just the girl next door. To me, that is super refreshing and I think every character on our show is refreshing.

I think we are automatically labelled a “teen drama” but we don’t like that phrase and we don’t like to be refereed to as a “teen drama” because we are a lot more than a bunch of teenagers sitting around complaining about their problems. Yes our show is about teenagers, but the problems they go through are not stereotypical teenage problems, it is a lot more than that.

I am super blessed that I was given this opportunity, I think it is rare to play a character that you love so much.

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