It’s finally here, you guys! Yep, after months of waiting, Lili Reinhart‘s brand new movie Chemical Hearts has officially premiered, and despite what you think, no, the film is not a traditional love story!
“It’s definitely different than your typical kind of love story,” the Riverdale actress’ costar Austin Abrams told Teen Vogue. “We tried to do the best we could to represent people as honestly as possible and not judge them. They’re trying to figure themselves out, while at the same time, they’re trying to figure out how to have a relationship with another person.”
For those who missed it, the movie is based on Krystal Sutherland‘s Young Adult novel, Our Chemical Hearts, and it 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 (played by Austin) 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.”
When talking about the film, Lili opened up about what it taught her about love.
“One of the biggest points and takeaways I get from Chemical Hearts is the idea that a lot of us desperately try to change someone for our benefit,” the blonde beauty gushed. “I think there’s a lot of people that stay in relationships out of the hope that someone will change or turn into the person they want them to be. I just think it’s a very naive way of looking at love, but that’s what I love about this movie is that it shows that naivety that comes with loving the idea of someone rather than who they actually are.”
She added, “I think it’s important to know that heartache is inevitable growing up … [it’s] a right of passage, especially as a teenager. You can’t prepare for heartache, it just hits you like a truck and when you first experience it.”
Previously, Lili told EW that the film was “beautiful” and said, “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,” she added. “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.”
Prepare for this flick with a box of tissues, you guys, because from the sound of it, Chemical Hearts is a total tearjerker!
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