The cover is shot by Marcus Ohlsson. (source)
The cover is shot by Marcus Ohlsson. (source)
The cover is shot by Steven Klein. (source)
Matthew Sprout shot the cover. (source)
Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch and KJ Apa are fronting the May/June covers of Seventeen US photographed by Jon Wong and Benjo Arwas.
LILI REINHART – Betty >> On choosing not to comment much about her love life: “Every time someone asks me about it, I make a decision then and there about whether I’m comfortable. It’s not like I’m in some kind of contract, but I’m not in the place where I want to talk about it, and that’s totally fine. It’s called a private life for a reason—it’s mine, and it’s special and sacred. My relationships are between me and whomever I’m with, not between me and the world.” .
COLE SPROUSE – Jughead >> On relationship advice he’d have for his younger self: “Relax! I spent so much time trying to be perceived as some kind of playboy instead of someone who spent 90 percent of his day playing video games.”
CAMILA MENDES – Veronica >> On her struggles with an eating disorder and how she got to a good place: “I’d eat no carbs and all vegetables, and the skinny girl next to me was eating McDonald’s and had never worked out a day in her life. I thought I wasn’t doing enough. But I finally started to let that go and embrace my own type of beauty. Everyone’s bodies are different, and we all have different shapes, but it has nothing to do with who you are.” .
KJ APA – Archie >> On if he’s looking to start dating (last year he said he wasn’t): “I’ve changed for sure. But that’s all I really want to say. Well, that, and I’m really happy. The thing is, I don’t think it matters whether you’re looking for a relationship or not—it’s not for us to decide when we meet the love of our lives.”
MADELAINE PETSCH – Cheryl >> On what her own high school life was like: “…I had body dysmorphia too. I looked in the mirror and thought that I was gross. I‘ve learned not to let anyone affect my thoughts of myself. And I learned to love my red hair – it’s my favorite thing! Now, the biggest piece of advice I’d give myself is to embrace that I’m unique because that’s what’s making me successful.” (source)
Riverdale stars Camila Mendes (23), and Lili Reinhart (21) are a super close squad of two onscreen and IRL, and interview each other in the February 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan US (on newsstands January 09th), chatting candidly about love, sex, romance, insecurities, and a whole lot more.
The covers are photographed by Eric Ray Davidson with styling by James Worthington DeMolet.
On the plotlines they’d write for their Riverdale characters, Betty and Veronica:
· CAMILA: “I want to see [Veronica] challenged—I want to see her at her breaking point… love strong characters and they’re fun to play, but I think we’ve seen a lot of strong Veronica. It would be interesting to see her in a different light. I want to see her weak and defeated. I want to see her fail. What do you want to happen for Betty?”
· LILI: “I want to see [Betty] have a good time. Maybe not having phone calls on the reg with a serial killer, you know? I want her to let her hair down—and not just as a reaction to being depressed and stressed out. Betty didn’t even do [Riverdale’s fictional party drug] Jingle Jangle… I also want to see her explore her sexuality. She never gets to—she’s always stressed! Poor girl.”
On sexual assault and Hollywood:
· LILI: “Being a young woman in Hollywood is intimidating. I came forward on my Tumblr to talk about my sexual assault story [As a teenager, Lili went on a date with an older coworker who tried to force himself on her], and I know you’ve dealt with sexual assault as well. In my situation, I know how powerless I felt, because it was my career on the line. It’s hard not to think that your next move dictates your career—aka the rest of your life.”
· CAMILA: “Especially because in most of these accounts—at least until recently—people have spoken up and then nothing’s done about it. And it’s not just Hollywood.”
· LILI: “Not at all. It’s in every profession and at every age. It’s represented in our show—it happens to high school girls. We have to start thinking about why these men do this. And how do we teach the next generation that no one has that power over someone else?”
· CAMILA: “How to just respect other human beings. If I could go back to before I started Riverdale, I would tell myself to speak up when I felt like something wasn’t right. To use my voice and know that it’s worth hearing.”
On sexuality and insecurities:
· LILI: “I’m very open sexually.”
· CAMILA: “That’s something that we bonded about. I didn’t initially think you would be willing to talk about sex. And then once we started, I was like, “Oh my god!””
· LILI: “I love to talk about it. It’s interesting—one big insecurity I had to get past was when the person I’m with has had more sexual experiences than I have and has been in love more than I have. It’s mainly sexual though—I find myself thinking that they’re comparing me to their ex-lovers. I know it’s a stupid insecurity, because I can’t control someone’s past or dictate who they slept with before me…and besides, they’re with me for a reason.”
On what they think the biggest misconceptions about sex are:
· CAMILA: “I’ve never liked this idea of “don’t give him everything.” Like you’ve given someone all of yourself by having sex with them. What’s valuable to me is giving you my love and my intimacy. What about you?”
· LILI: “The idea that sex is going to be the same with everyone—that’s a misconception. That’s how I felt when I lost my virginity—I was like, “So this is sex!” And then you have sex with someone else, and you’re like, “Holy shit— this is so different.” What you want, what feels good to you—it’s all going to change with every partner you have.”
· CAMILA: “I want to tell [guys], “Don’t have sex at me—have sex with me.” I want them to understand that it’s so much better when we’re connected.” (source)