Lili Reinhart Responds To Fan About ‘Unrealistic Body Expectations’ On ‘Riverdale’: Admits She Feels ‘Intimidated’ By The ‘Physique’ Of Cast Mates

Lili Reinhart is opening up about body issues with one of her followers.

A fan asked Reinhart about how she and the rest of the “Riverdale” cast felt about having chiselled physiques when they were playing teens on-screen and if they are worried about “contributing to unrealistic body expectations.”

“Actually, not everyone on this show is perfectly chiselled,” she said in a thread on Twitter. “And even I feel intimidated by the physique of my surrounding cast mates sometimes when I have to do bra/underwear scenes. I’ve felt very insecure due to the expectation that people have for women on tv, what they should look like. But I have come to terms with my body and that I’m not the kind of person you would see walking on a runway during fashion week. I have bigger boobs, I have cellulite on my thighs/butt, and my stomach sticks out rather than curves in.”

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She then added that she recently “gained weight due to depression the last two months and I’ve felt very insecure about it.” However, she had an upcoming scene in only a bra and underwear and felt it was her “obligation to be strong and show confidence in myself, looking as I do.”

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Reinhart added, “This industry struggles with accurate representation of female and male bodies. So I commend the women who have helped our industry take a step in the right ~and authentic~ direction. (Charli Howard being my favourite role model).”

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