Riverdale star Lili Reinhart shares thoughts about returning to set, expressing disappointment about not being able to visit her family because of restrictions.
Riverdale’s Betty Cooper star is set to finish work on the final few episodes of season 4 after production was disrupted earlier this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Although, when she returns filming will also go straight into season 5 as well with no breaks, meaning that she required to stay in Vancouver until Christmas.
Speaking about the big downside to returning to set under those circumstances, Reinhart told Nylon: “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**ked.”
This means she will not be able to take on any new projects in that time too, the actress adding: “I’m very lucky, but it’s like, ‘I need to keep going. I need to keep going.'”
Reinhart also spoke about where things were left off when filming stopped, noting: “We stopped during the prom episode, so I have to fit back in that prom dress. Five months later, we’re all going to be tan, maybe a little bit thicker. I certainly am.”
She later clarified her comments on Twitter, writing: “Love it when my words are taken out of context YET AGAIN. I’m not complaining about going back to work, I’m incredibly grateful to have a job. I’m sad that I can’t see my family for months on end due to travel restrictions. FFS, leave me alone.
“No wonder people think I’m this pissed off girl all the time. I annoy myself having to speak up about this.”
The actress previously confirmed that the fifth season of the show will contain a seven-year time jump, meaning the main characters will no longer be teenagers.
“I think it’ll be nice to play an adult,” she said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “But I also really appreciate that Roberto (Aguirre-Sacasa) our showrunner was like, ‘Yeah, let’s revamp.’ We’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.”