Riverdale star Lili Reinhart, 23, has shared some personal details in a new interview with Flaunt.
Although Lily only confessed to being bisexual in June, she told the magazine:
I knew perfectly well that I was attracted by women from a young age.
But the actress did not dare to declare this publicly, because she was afraid that it would be perceived as PR.
Since I was in an extremely heteronormative relationship, I realized that it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of pretending to get attention. But for my close friends and those who were in my life, my bisexuality was no secret, – said Reinhart, whose high-profile relationship with co-star Cole Sprouse ended in May.
That all changed for Lily after she attended her first Black Lives Matter protest in West Hollywood. There she met other activists, including representatives of the LGBT community, who inspired her.
It was incredible to be surrounded by so many people who are actively fighting against injustice. I hope we will see real changes from the actions that are now being taken,
– said the actress.