After it was reported that Riverdale star Lily Reinhart said in a recent interview that she felt like a “prisoner” in Vancouver, the actor and producer is pushing back, saying she was quoted “out of context.”
In a recent interview in Nylon magazine, Reinhart was discussing the challenges of shooting in Canada, which began with a 14-day quarantine. Cast and crew will reportedly be filming in the city until Christmas.
“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 said. Adding, “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*cked.”
The quote drew criticism, especially when so many are facing joblessness, reduced hours, and financial insecurity related to the pandemic.
Since then, Reinhart took to Twitter to vent her frustrations about her statements being misrepresented.
“Love it when my words are taken out of context, yet again,” she wrote. “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. [For f*cks sake], leave me alone.”
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
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) September 3, 2020
She added in a thread that, “no wonder people think I’m this pissed off girl all the time. I annoy myself having to speak up about this.”
Most recently, Reinhart stared and served as executive producer on the film Chemical Hearts.