Lili Reinhart is "intimidated" when she compares her body to that of her Riverdale castmates.
The actress, who stars alongside Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, and her real-life boyfriend Cole Sprouse in the TV show, made the confession as she responded to a fan who asked why everyone on the teen drama has "perfectly chiselled bodies", with the viewer continuing: "Don't you think TV shows like this aimed at teenagers are contributing to unrealistic body expectations body image issues?"
Lili replied by stating that she doesn't have a perfect body and sometimes feels insecure when she has to act in her underwear.
"Actually, not everyone on this show is perfectly chiselled. And even I feel intimidated by the physique of my surrounding castmates sometimes when I have to do bra/underwear scenes," she tweeted. "I've felt very insecure due to the expectation that people have for women on TV, what they should look like.
"But I have come to terms with my body and that I'm not the kind of person you would see walking on a runway during fashion week. I have bigger boobs, I have cellulite on my thighs/butt, and my stomach sticks out rather than curves in."
The Hustlers star went on to admit that she struggles with her imperfections every day and is insecure about the weight she has gained in the last two months due to her battle with depression.
However, she was determined to "be strong and show confidence in myself, looking as I do" when she had to film a recent underwear scene because feels obligated to set an example for others.
"I want other young women to see my body on TV and feel comfort in the fact that I'm not a size 0. And I'm not a perfect hourglass shape," the 23-year-old wrote. "This industry struggles with accurate representation of female and male bodies."
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