Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart, 24, Signs Exclusive First Look TV and Movie Deal with Amazon Studios
She rose to fame as Betty Cooper in The CW’s teen drama Riverdale.
And now, at just 24, Lili Reinhart has landed exclusive first look television and feature film deal with Amazon Studios.
Through her company Small Victory Productions, the actress will “develop modern content for young adults that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, as well as championing new voices and bringing their stories to life.” Deadline.com reported on Monday.
Big deal: At just 24 years old, Lili Reinhart has signed an exclusive first-look television and feature film deal with Amazon Studios in which she will develop content for young adults
The deal follows Reinhart’s lead role in Amazon Studios’ romantic drama Chemical Hearts. released last year.
In a statement, head of Studios Jennifer Salke said: “Following the success of the emotional and poignant Chemical Hearts, we are so excited to continue our partnership with Lili as we welcome her back to the Amazon family.
“Lili’s charisma on screen, as well as her passion for dynamic storytelling, provides a refreshing perspective on the young adult genre, and we can’t wait for our global audience to see what we have in store.”
‘So happy’: The actress shared her excitement on social media, describing the deal as a dream come true
Impressed by the studio: The deal comes on the back of Reinhart’s starring role in Amazon Studios’ romantic drama Chemical Hearts (pictured with co-star Austin Abrams)
Breakthrough role: Ohio-born star rose to fame as Betty Cooper in The CW’s teen drama Riverdale
Meanwhile, Reinhart recently spoke candidly about her struggles with body image and with depression.
‘My focus was on myself, looking inward and trying to grow. I’ve been working on taking the pressure off myself, and stress doesn’t affect me that much,” she explained in an interview with DuJour magazine
And in May, the Ohio-born star shared on her Instagram that she’s been battling “depleting” depression since she had panic attacks when she was 13.
“Some days I feel really beaten by my depression,” she confessed. “It’s an exhausting battle that I’ve been fighting for eleven years. Some days, like today, it can feel unbearable.”
Reinhart — who also lives with OCD — reminded her “fellow combatants” that it’s okay to have days when you don’t want to fight.
“You don’t have to justify your mental health to anyone. Prioritize yourself if you need to, take time to rest,” she advised. “But remember that you are always worth fighting for. And tomorrow could be such a beautiful day.’
Open: Meanwhile, Reinhart recently spoke candidly about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s been battling “depleting” depression since she was 13.