Today in: “Celebrities Comparing COVID-19 Restrictions To Prison”, Lili Reinhart compared filming Riverdale in Canada during COVID-times to being a prisoner. Alrighty then! Looks like somebody learned nothing from Ellen DeGeneres. To be fair, though, Ellen’s made a lot of mistakes this year. It’s hard to learn from all of them.
In an interview/photoshoot with Nylon (that first picture is very Grease’s “Beauty School Dropout”), Lili, who also says she might be an empath, explained that going back to Vancouver to film Riverdale means she won’t be able to return to the U.S. until Christmas. That’s when she drops the “prisoner” bomb.
“I genuinely feel like a prisoner, going back to work, because I cannot leave Canada. That doesn’t feel good. You can’t go home for Thanksgiving, can’t visit your family. No one can come visit you unless they quarantine for two weeks. It just feels f*cked.”
No break also means no time to take on any new projects over a hiatus, which is another frustration. ”I’m very lucky, but it’s like, ‘I need to keep going. I need to keep going,’” she says.
You know the moment those words left Lili’s lips, she thought, “Fuck, fuck, fuck!”, and desperately blurted out, “I’m very lucky!” in a frantic bid to save her skin. This girl already has lots of experience fucking up publicly. An old pro at 23-years-old.
In addition to insulting actual prisoners, Lili managed to slag off O’ Canada (My Home and Native Land). Sure, not being with your family and friends must be rough, but maybe escaping America during the election/pandemic ain’t the worst thing? Definitely better than prison, where I hear you don’t even a trailer or personal assistant!
Right now Lili and Co. are finishing up Riverdale’s fourth season, which was shut down early because of coronavirus. Phew, I can’t wait to hear how Kevin Keller’s tickling fetish ring pans out (help me, can’t stop watching, very sick). After that, they’ll start shooting the fifth season, which apparently time-jumps seven whole years to skip that whole “teens leaving their hometown and going to college” stage. Old age makeup, STAT.
In Lili’s defense of the prisoner comment, things are probably extra awkward on set now that she and Cole Sprouse, who play BF/GF Jughead and Betty, have in-real-life broken up. Imagine having to film sex scenes with your ex while reciting lines about how madly in love you are with one another? Hopefully, the writers do Lili a solid and have the Black Hood killer (who’s probably still alive somehow) take out Betty. You know that Lili’s jonesin’ for a very serious film career. Please, free her from the shackles of the lowly CW!