Get ready, guys, because Lili Reinhart is saying goodbye to Betty Cooper and hello to a brand new character (for now, that is). The Riverdale star recently gave fans a first look at her upcoming movie Chemical Hearts and boy, does it look like it’s going to be good!
As of right now, the flick doesn’t have an exact release date, but the actress did tell her Instagram followers that they can expect to see the trailer at some point in July. According to EW, the film — based on Krystal Sutherland‘s Young Adult novel Our Chemical Hearts — follows Lili’s character, Grace Town, who is “a mysterious new girl in school who wears baggy clothes and walks with a limp. She joins the school newspaper staff, at which point her colleague Henry Page can’t stop thinking about her. As he grows closer to her, he’ll learn more about first love, heartbreak, and loss than he ever imagined.”
Aside from showing off the first pic of her character to fans, the 23-year-old also chatted with the publication all about the movie and revealed what viewers can expect once it finally premieres!
“I am not the typical person who loves rom-coms and I don’t necessarily seek romantic movies, but the fact that this is a love story [that’s] also about two individual people in their own journeys I think is beautiful,” Lili dished. “And young love stories that don’t have happy endings are also stories that need to be told. Chemical Hearts is the kind of movie that portrays young love in a realistic light in the sense that it f**king hurts sometimes. And oftentimes it does not go the way you want it to. And you can have this idea of someone and they don’t measure up to what you want them to be.”
She continued, “This film is different because these two people are struggling and Henry’s projecting what he wants her to be onto her; that’s a more adult topic in romance movies, it happens with like people in their 30s. I mean, it’s hard to watch a movie where the teenagers… end up together, like, ‘Wow, that’s fine. That’s all happy!’ But it doesn’t really leave you with anything because it’s not real. I like movies that leave an impact on you and make you think. That’s life, and that’s more realistic.”
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