In an interview with Flaunt, Lili Reinhart opened up about her sexuality and got real.
The Riverdale actor did not hold back while opening up about her mental health or her sexuality. The actress came out as bisexual back in June but revealed in the interview that she knew she was attracted to women at a young age.
However, she says she was having second thoughts while going public about it. She did not want to be labelled as attention seeker or anything worse.
Lili said since she was in a relationship with a guy, she was scared that the media will deem it as her seeking attention in any way. ‘I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention,’ said Reinhart. The actress was in a relationship with her co–star, Cole Sprouse.
Lili revealed that to her friends and family it was not a secret. But things changed after she attended a protest for Black Lives Matter movement by queer-friendly enclave of West Hollywood. She said she felt inspired by the way LGBTQ and BIPOC stood in solidarity to fight against justice.
The actress said she felt incredible witnessing so many people fighting for injustice that is happening right now. She said, ‘Enough is enough and hopefully we’ll see real change from the actions that are now being taken.’
Lili on Black Lives Matter
Lili has been an active participant in the Black Lives Matter Movement. She has been giving her platform to educate people about the grave dangers that we are facing as a society. In one such session, she gave her platform to BIPOC activists and authors to speak to her million followers.
‘I felt that I wasn’t doing enough,’ she admitted. ‘And I felt that it was lame to keep reposting what everyone else is posting so I asked myself: “Okay, what do I have to offer?” I definitely learned a lot from the conversations I’ve been having.’
Lili said that it is important to be an ally in the movement but black voices should not be silenced by other voices. She added this is their time to be heard and that white privilege has to be acknowledged. The actress also added that it is important that we do something rather than sitting idle because it involves everybody.
Lili also radiated her confidence and her energy through the pictures that she posed in, for Flaunt. She was donning Fendi’s 2020 Pre-fall collection. The actress donned a pair of monogrammed tights, a cropped cardigan, and a high-cut thong. Another look offers up a dreamier side, covering Lili in sheer pink silk with ruffles along the edges.
The Riverdale actress also revealed that she has been using quarantine time to slow down. ‘I’m not the same person I was when I flew back from Canada to get back into the States when the borders closed [in March],’ Reinhart told the magazine. ‘The past few years have been so hectic. I often refer to it as a whirlwind’.
She said she is using this time to catch up with her mind, soul and body with one another. Lili also revealed everything has been happening really fast since she started her career that she could not process all of it.