Camila Mendes opens up about her post-Riverdale plans
by Ana Walia | Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:51:32 GMT
Camila Mendes opens up about her post-Riverdale plans. Image Source: Teen Vogue 

Camila Mendes opens up about her post-Riverdale plans.

Camila Mendes recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight's Cassie DiLaura at the premiere of her new film 'Do Revenge,' where she was asked about her plans after the end of the CW's hit and successful show 'Riverdale.'

Camila said that she has no idea what she is going to do after the show ends, but she is keeping an open mind and just wants to see what the future looks like for her to have some free time in her life and how she wants to use that free time. The actress said that she feels like she just wants to go into that with an open mind, but added that one thing is for sure, she is going to be emotional when the show wraps up the seventh and final season.

The actress who has played Veronica Lodge on the show since 2016 said that she has grown up with these people, spent her entire 20s with them, and they have been through so much together that she cannot imagine what it is going to be like when she won’t be seeing them every day on set or while filming.

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Despite the CW's show Riverdale ending, Camila said that she will always have a unique link with fellow cast members Madelaine Petsch and Lili Reinhart. She explained that they are similar to her sisters in that they have all seen aspects of one another that no one else has. Similar to family, you don't pick them. Camila said that they may not have been friends if she had only met them once at a party, but this experince of being around each other and filming a show has brought them together. With each of these girls, Camila said that she has got into a fight explaining that they have experienced drama, arguments, tears, and reconciliation. The three of them have gone through a lot of things together and have relied on one another during those times. The show’s final season’s filming begins in October, so the stars have been doing their own thing, taking breaks and exploring what they would want to do after the show ends.

The actress stated that the stars spend so much time together that they are happy to take breaks and do their own thing, such as her, who has been promoting her new film "Do Revenge," in which she co-stars with Maya Hawke and the two agree to go after each other's bullies. During an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Camila Mendes was asked what helped her and Maya to make their characters feel like real, living, breathing young women, to which the actress said that she and Maya spoke about how they play the characters of Veronica and Robin on their respective shows, and they are somewhat heroes, but their characters in the movie "Do Revenge" are flawed heroes.

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Camila added that she could relate to her character Drea because, like her, she had low points in her life where she was vengeful or wanted to hurt someone, and she was motivated to portray her on-screen by those same desires. The actress suggested that perhaps this is more relevant and compelling to observe in character development than to see this idealized version of a human, noting that, frequently, the defect of these heroic people in movies is almost a backhanded praise.

The actress responded to a question on how she joined the project by saying that they were already in the time leap on "Riverdale," portraying their characters as being in their 20s when she got this audition. Camila said that when she received the job, she was 26 and she didn't believe she would ever repeat that behavior as she was done with high school movies. But when she read this after that, it didn't feel like a high school movie since it is more about dealing with one's trauma as an adolescent than it is about being in high school. The actress said that it was irrelevant whether or not this was the best course of action. It merely resembled and she said that this is just a cool project and she wants to be in it, and like she doesn't give an fuck that she is 26 and playing in high school. Camila said people will get over it.

For her next projects, Camila Mendes will be seen in the subsequent leading part in the Brazilian-American rom-com Msica on Amazon Prime, for which she is also listed as executive producer. She declares, that she is looking forward to the next chapter of her life and explained that she now has a better understanding of who she is and what she wants from her personal and professional life. What a blessing it is to be able to act every day, and Riverdale has taught her so much. Not many performers enjoy that privilege.