Lili Reinhart‘s star is on the rise.
So we aren’t surprised at all to see her on the cover of the February issue of Ocean Drive. Thanks to natural beauty and the photography prowess of James White, the Riverdale starlet looks BEYOND stunning. However, it’s what’s inside the magazine that has REALLY captured our attention.
For her interview with the mag, Reinhart spilled on everything from (rumored) boyfriend Cole Sprouse to the #MeToo movement to her decision to go public with her depression battle. You can find her cover shot AND HIGHlights from her candid chat (below)…
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On what advice rumored beau Sprouse has offered up amid their sky rocketing success: “He really brings us down to earth if we’re feeling like something we’ve said is being taken out of context. He’s always the one to be like, ‘Just ignore it. It will blow over.’ It’s a nice, calming energy he has because you know that he’s been through it.”
Lili has little sympathy for the predators exposed during the #MeToo movement: “It’s disgusting that there are so many women and men who have stories about being sexually harassed in their workplace. I think that the men and women who are harassing—Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey—are getting exactly what they deserve, and they brought it upon themselves. By all means, strip these people of their careers because they don’t deserve it. It’s justice at its finest.”
In regards to going public with her depression fight: “I remember being in middle and high school and hearing Demi Lovato speak up about her mental illness and that was comforting. But I wanted more people to stand up. I needed more people to relate to. I was like, all these people can’t be so happy, can they? It was kind of like this unrealistic picture that was painted in front of me of all these happy, happy people, successful people, beautiful people. And even now I’m on this wonderful show. I have money in my bank account. I have my own apartment. I have friends. I still go through and experience depression. You don’t have to be ashamed of it. You don’t need to ever justify the way you feel.”
Nonetheless, she was unaware that her openness would have such an impact: “One girl told me she had tried to commit suicide and reading what I had to say about mental health helped her get out of the hospital. I had no idea that the words I’m putting out there in the world were connecting with these young people, beautiful people. I felt so honored and also so unworthy of their love.”
On how she rediscovered her dreams: “Back home, I saw a therapist for six months, which helped me immensely. I came to the realization: What the hell else am I going to do? And that’s what it came down to. I don’t want to do anything else. So if I have to try again, then I will try again.”
We’re expecting BIG things from Lili! Way to slay, girl!!
[Image via WENN.]
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