One thing that we’ve always admired about Lili Reinhart is the fact that she is completely vulnerable and tells people like it is.
Just because she’s a celebrity doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have insecurities. Just because she’s a celebrity doesn’t mean her life is perfect. The actress took to Twitter after a fan criticized her and her costars for being perfectly chiseled.
“Actually, not everyone on this show is perfectly chiseled. And even I feel intimidated by the physique of my surrounding cast mates sometimes when I have to do bra/underwear scenes,” she said in a Tweet.
“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.”
This is still something I struggle with on a daily basis. And it doesn’t help when I’m being compared to other women. I have gained weight due to depression the last two months and I’ve felt very insecure about it. But I did a recent bra and underwear scene and felt it was my obligation to be strong and show confidence in myself, looking as I do. And I want other young women to see my body on tv and feel comfort in the fact that I’m not a size 0. And I’m not a perfect hourglass shape.”
“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 favorite role model),” she added in the final Tweet of the thread.
We know it can’t be easy to reply to these kind of comments, but we applaud Lili for taking this head on.
Riverdale airs on The CW.