Lili Reinhart found ‘Riverdale’ jokes “difficult”
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Lili Reinhart found 'Riverdale' jokes "difficult"

Lili Reinhart, known for her portrayal of Betty Cooper for all seven seasons of Netflix‘s Riverdale, has admitted how the show being the “butt of a joke” was “difficult” for her.

The series, which started in 2017, will have its finale this week (August 23rd), bringing to a close a seven-season-long and six-year journey. However, the show has often been ridiculed online, which some of the cast have struggled with.

Speaking to Vulture, Reinhart expressed gratitude for the work: “We can all be happy that we had a fucking consistent job for seven years. I could speak for probably all of us: We will never again do something that’s 100-plus episodes.”

Despite the hard work and job security, the show has been “made fun of a lot”. Reinhart continued: “People see clips taken out of context and are like, ‘What? I thought this was about teenagers.’ It’s really not been easy to feel that you’re the butt of a joke.”

She further elaborated on the toll of “the absurdity of our show became a talking point”, explaining that “it was difficult” while also acknowledging “That’s the whole point. When we’re doing our table reads and something ridiculous happens, Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] is laughing because he understands the absurdity and the campiness.”

If it’s not people deriding the show, obsessive fans are too invested – Cole Sprouse, known for playing the lead in Riverdale, recently revealed that he’d received death threats from fans following his real-life break-up with Reinhart.

“I get a lot of stuff sent to my house or my loved ones’ houses,” Sprouse explained. “Death threats, really nasty, honestly criminal stuff. And I do think it’s because at least four of us at this table have dated our co-workers.”