Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart, 24, inks exclusive first look TV and film deal with Amazon Studios
She found fame as Betty Cooper on The CW’s teen drama Riverdale.
And now, at just 24, Lili Reinhart has landed an exclusive first look television and feature film deal with Amazon Studios.
Through her company Small Victory Productions, the actress will develop ‘modern young adult content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, in addition to championing new voices and bringing their stories to life,’ Deadline.com reported Monday.
Big deal: At just 24, Lili Reinhart has landed an exclusive first look television and feature film deal with Amazon Studios in which she’ll develop content for young adults
The deal comes on the back of Reinhart’s starring 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’re so thrilled to continue our working partnership with Lili, as we welcome her back into the Amazon family.
‘Lili’s on-screen charisma, as well as her passion for dynamic storytelling, brings a refreshing perspective to the young adult genre, and we can’t wait for our global audiences to see what we have in store.’
‘So happy’: The actress shared her excitement on social media and described the deal as a dream come true
Impressed 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: The Ohio-born star found fame as Betty Cooper on The CW’s teen drama Riverdale
Meanwhile, Reinhart recently spoke candidly about her struggles with body image and with depression.
‘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 in an interview with DuJour magazine
And in May, the Ohio-born star had shared on her Instagram that she has battled ‘exhausting’ depression since starting to get panic attacks when she was 13.
‘Some days I feel really defeated by my depression,’ she confessed. ‘It’s an exhausting battle that I’ve been fighting for 11 years. Some days, like today, it can feel intolerable.’
Reinhart – 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,’ she advised. ‘But remember 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 and revealed that she has battled ‘exhausting’ depression since she was 13