Riverdale Fans Can Get Very Intense: Lili Reinhart

Actress Lili Reinhart is very popular thanks to her role as Betty Cooper on CW’s Riverdale, which made waves in the world of shows. Lili revealed that although she enjoys the support and love the fans give her and the show, it can get “very intense” sometimes.

"The fan support is great, but it can be very intense. Sometimes, people get into verbal fights on Twitter and you just think 'Woah, guys...calm down. This is fiction. There's no need to argue'," Reinhart said in a statement.

"But on the flip side of that, there are no words to explain how it feels to see people so excited about our show. The support is immense. There's a weird moment of realisation when you remember people look up to you as Lili, not just as Betty. That's when I remind myself 'Oh, they are not just here for the show. They are here because they support us as human beings'. It's really touching," she added.

There was even a musical episode, which featured the cast members being cast, which includes her current beau Cole Sprouse, in a school play where they reenacted and hummed to the tunes of the classic Carrie. When asked what she thinks fans thought about the episode, she responded, : "I feel like the reaction was 50/50. Some people really loved it, which is great. Some people were like 'Why is this a musical?' I can understand their questioning.

"It's funny because none of us had heard of 'Carrie: the Musical' before. None of us knew any of the songs - but we almost did 'Sweeney Todd' and we almost did 'Little Shop of Horrors'. If we did another musical episode, it could be anything. Who knows?"

She also talked about exploring the “dark side” of her character, Betty in Season 3, saying.

"I'll just say what ('Riverdale' executive producer) Roberto (Aguirre-Sacasa) said to me. He said that season one and season two were about Betty's inner darkness and season three is about the outer darkness," said Reinhart.

"I don't fully know what that means yet, but I think it has to do with the fact that all the darkness is out there now. Her dad is out there; the secrets are out there, so I don't really think you will see her battling with internal demons anymore. She's accepted it is what it is. She's got her friends, and now she's going to battle some more demons," she explained.

 -Rubaina Bilgrami
Picture Courtesy – Lili Reinhart Instagram