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Lili Reinhart reveals she is ‘learning to accept herself’ while candidly discussing body image as she stars in glamorous shoot

Published on June 5, 2021

Lili Reinhart has revealed that she is ‘okay’ with the fact that she is ‘never going to have abs’.

Talking candidly about her body image while taking part in a glamorous new shoot, the Riverdale star, 24, said: ‘Abs are made in the kitchen, and I had Dairy Queen and chicken parm last night. And that’s okay. I’m learning to accept that in myself.’

Speaking to DuJour magazine, the blonde beauty added: ‘I’m not a fitness model. I’m never going to be able to maintain that. I’m not going to not eat the ice cream.’

Glam: Lili Reinhart, 24, has revealed that she is 'okay' with the fact that she is 'never going to have abs' during a glamourous new shoot

 

Glam: Lili Reinhart, 24, has revealed that she is ‘okay’ with the fact that she is ‘never going to have abs’ during a glamourous new shoot

Lili – who slipped into a series of striking looks for her shoot, including a show-stopping ruffled pink gown – went on: ‘It’s not amazing to see someone on Instagram calling me fat, but people are never going to stop body-shaming.’

She concluded: ‘It’s a matter of what I can do to make myself feel better about that. My body is a journey that I have with myself.’

Elsewhere in her interview, Lili spoke candidly about her self-discovery journey, sharing that she ‘definitely isn’t the same person I was when I had to flee Canada [in March 2020]’.

Candid: Talking candidly about her body image the Riverdale star said: 'Abs are made in the kitchen, and I had Dairy Queen and chicken parm last night. And that's okay'

Candid: Talking candidly about her body image the Riverdale star said: ‘Abs are made in the kitchen, and I had Dairy Queen and chicken parm last night. And that’s okay’

She explained: ‘My focus has been on myself, looking inward and trying to grow. I’ve been working on taking the pressure off myself, and stress doesn’t affect me as much.

‘I think I had too much time on my hands. I’m single, so I’m very zeroed in on me right now.

‘I was really being hard on myself for not working out a certain way or eating a certain way. And I just had to say, “It’s a f**king pandemic. I need to give myself a f**king break. I am doing just fine. I need to cut myself some slack”.’

Lili, who also writes poetry and released a compilation of poems titled Swimming Lessons last year, recalled how the experience left her feeling ‘vulnerable’.

‘I’m not a masterful poet by any means,’ the star said.

Self discovery: Elsewhere in her interview, Lili spoke candidly about her self-discovery journey, sharing that she 'definitely isn't the same person I was when I had to flee Canada'

Self discovery: Elsewhere in her interview, Lili spoke candidly about her self-discovery journey, sharing that she ‘definitely isn’t the same person I was when I had to flee Canada’

She explained: 'My focus has been on myself, looking inward and trying to grow. I've been working on taking the pressure off myself, and stress doesn't affect me as much'

She explained: ‘My focus has been on myself, looking inward and trying to grow. I’ve been working on taking the pressure off myself, and stress doesn’t affect me as much’

‘I’m still not 100 percent confident in who I am as a writer. People tell me they really relate to the poetry, and that’s all I could ask for.’

Aside from her whimsical pink gown, Lili also donned a figure-hugging black dress that boasted a show-stopping green ruffle collar alongside a thigh-skimming patterned pink frock, a plunging duck egg blue shirt dress and a chic trench coat.

Last month, the actress reflected on her ‘exhausting battle’ with depression, which began with her suffering panic attacks at age 13.

‘Some days I feel really defeated by my depression,’ the actress – who boasts 34.5M social media followers – admitted on Instagram in May.

Lili added: 'I think I had too much time on my hands. I'm single, so I'm very zeroed in on me right now'

Lili added: ‘I think I had too much time on my hands. I’m single, so I’m very zeroed in on me right now’

‘It’s an exhausting battle that I’ve been fighting for 11 years. Some days, like today, it can feel intolerable.’

Lili – who also lives with OCD – reminded her ‘fellow warriors’ that it’s okay to have days where you don’t want to fight.

‘You don’t need to justify your mental health to anyone. Prioritize yourself when needed, take time to rest. Surround yourself with good people and high vibrations,’ she advised.

Of her poetry, Lily candidly said: 'I'm still not 100 percent confident in who I am as a writer. People tell me they really relate to the poetry, and that's all I could ask for'

Of her poetry, Lily candidly said: ‘I’m still not 100 percent confident in who I am as a writer. People tell me they really relate to the poetry, and that’s all I could ask for’

Lili Reinhart brings ‘golden age’ glamour on set

‘But remember you are always worth fighting for. And tomorrow could be such a beautiful day.’

Lili is currently attached to star in the fantasy drama Plus/Minus, which is currently in pre-production, though it’s unclear when filming may begin.

The story follows a young woman named Natalie, who, ‘diverges into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood as a young adult in her Texas hometown, the other in which she moves to L.A. to pursue her career.’

Vulnerable: Lili, who also writes poetry and released a compilation of poems titled Swimming Lessons last year, recalled how the experience left her feeling 'vulnerable'

Vulnerable: Lili, who also writes poetry and released a compilation of poems titled Swimming Lessons last year, recalled how the experience left her feeling ‘vulnerable’

Speaking her truth: Last month, Lili admitted via Instastory: 'It's an exhausting battle that I've been fighting for 11 years. Some days, like today, it can feel intolerable'

Speaking her truth: Last month, Lili admitted via Instastory: ‘It’s an exhausting battle that I’ve been fighting for 11 years. Some days, like today, it can feel intolerable’