Claire Harmeyer
Updated Feb 07, 2020 @ 2:18 pm
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Lili Reinhart has always been honest about her mental health journey, but now, she’s opening up even more about her struggles with depression. The actress, best known for her role as teen sleuth Betty Cooper on Riverdale, just wrote a candid response to a fan on Twitter who posed a question about body image to Reinhart. E! News reports that the since-deleted tweet asked Reinhart how the Riverdale cast feels about playing teens with such chiseled physiques, and the 23-year-old revealed that she actually often feels insecure around her castmates.

It’s no secret that the majority of the male cast of Riverdale are chiseled, to say the least. But Reinhart noted that the muscular physique of her fellow actors can take a toll on her confidence.

Reinhart then revealed that she has recently gained weight due to depression, and it has her feeling insecure in her body.

She noted how the frequent unfair comparisons that flood women in the entertainment industry amplify her insecurities.

The bra and underwear scene that Reinhart is referring to was during the Riverdale Season 3 finale, which aired on May 15th, 2019. The actress stood alongside costars Camila Mendes and KJ Apa during the scene.

Reinhart concluded by commending women who are helping the entertainment industry move in the right direction, toward inclusiveness and authenticity.

We too, commend women and men who are working to create a nonjudgmental space in the entertainment industry. Reinhart opening up about her struggles and the unfair pressures is another step in the right direction.