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Lili Reinhart Teases Exploring Betty's Sexuality Before Riverdale Ends

Lili Reinhart Teases Exploring Betty's Sexuality Before 'Riverdale' Ends

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The gang is currently stuck in the 1950s, but Betty's getting "hornier and hornier."

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Lili Reinhart is teasing a “horny” final season of Riverdale for her character, leaving some fans to hope that Betty Cooper might get to explore her bisexuality before the show comes to a close.

With the characters of Riverdale currently stuck in the 1950s with no memory of their own time, a number of questions have opened up about how this may impact their previous character arcs, not to mention how the show's LGBTQ+ characters and relationships will be handled.

But though the Archie Comic world of that era doesn’t exactly scream “sexual liberation,” Reinhart recently told Entertainment Weekly that Betty just “gets hornier and hornier” throughout the season.

“It’s so interesting to see how Betty’s mind is warped around her sexuality when she’s being repressed,” she said. “In the '50s, sexuality was not openly talked about. And certainly me, as a bisexual woman, it was not openly talked about.”

“And you may or may not see Betty explore her own bisexuality,” she teased.

Towards the very end of season six, Betty seemed to acknowledge that she might be attracted to women in a roundabout sort of way. Her FBI colleague (Sophia Tatum) confessed feelings for her, and Betty in turn acknowledged to BFF Veronica (Camila Mendes) that she had had a dream about the other women.

It wasn’t much to go on, but it was enough for fans that had been getting queer vibes from Betty since Veronica kissed her for attention in the very first episode. And it seems pretty clear from Reinhart’s comments that Betty’s bisexuality is considered canon now, although we will have to wait and see how that plays into the remainder of her journey.

Even if she still ends up with Archie (KJ Apa) — and let’s be honest, it would be surprising if she didn’t — anything that helps Betty wrap up her arc with a better understanding of herself will be a worthwhile journey. Even if it’s been a wild ride the whole way there.

How old is Lili Reinhart?

Reinhart was born September 16, 1996.

Are Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse still together?

No, the co-stars split up in 2020 after dating on and off for a couple years.

What is Lili Reinhart known for?

Reinhart is best known for her role as Betty Cooper in Riverdale, although she has also appeared in Hustlers, Chemical Hearts, and Look Both Ways.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.