The Italian version of Vanity Fair posted a new photoshoot + interview of Lili Reinhart. Three photos are now available in the gallery and a translation of the article can be read here, right below the gallery links. Note that I don’t speak italian (like, at all) and used Google Translate to (roughly) translate the interview and them did some modifications on it so it’s clearer. If you fluently speak italian and see some mistakes, feel free to report them!
Vanity Fair | Lili Reinhart: “Enough with the toxic culture of diets”
The dialogue with your body and mental health must be managed: Lili Reinhart is a model for the Gen Z who follows her in Riverdale. And with the conquest of the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award her begins her turning point as an actress.
Lili Reinhart crouches on the leather sofa, tilts her head to the side and tells me she can’t keep her mouth shut. “I don’t want to expose myself all the time either, but someone has to do it, right?” She asks. The last time she could not shut up was last May, when she took it out – without ever mentioning it – with Kim Kardashian and the “toxic culture of diets” : the occasion was Kim’s notable and lightning-fast weight loss, willing at all costs to get into a famous Marilyn Monroe dress to show off at the Met Gala. Her accusation: bragging about having lost all those pounds in a short time is harmful. Ahead of her twenty-six years, her last years were spent playing Betty Cooper, the good girl next door protagonist of Riverdale, the Gen Z TV series par excellence, but also to raise awareness on mental health and body positivity. With rare sincerity, she spoke of suffering from anxiety and depression, and of the difficulties in accepting her body.
Lili was in Milan to attend the Max Mara spring-summer fashion show, which on October 27 will present her with the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award of 2022, the prize awarded every year to an actress who is at a turning point in her career. The watershed for her will be the farewell to Riverdale, of which filming is underway for the final season. Lili Reinhart is Betty Cooper: a character as much loved by the very young as it is difficult to forget.
What effect does winning the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future award have?
“When I found out, I felt flattered and honored to be considered an influential person. At that moment I thought I won it for my work on mental health and body acceptance. Then a friend pointed out to me the obvious: I receive it as an actress. It was interesting, a confirmation of what I do. I still can’t take myself completely seriously.”
“Maybe because I would like to keep my feet on the ground, or because I haven’t received many awards yet or maybe it’s just the impostor syndrome. I certainly feel that I have not yet shown my best as an actress.”
What would you like to do?
“I started a production company with which I am developing very ambitious projects that also include fantastic roles for me. When I start playing more demanding characters, I will feel more confident.” continue reading