Riverdale's Camila Mendes claims Katherine Langford could have been Betty Cooper instead of Lili Reinhart
Camila Mendes in an interview revealed that Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why was in the running to play Betty Cooper.
Lili Reinhart has proved herself as the perfect choice to portray the character of amateur detective Betty Cooper on 'Riverdale', The CW's murder-mystery drama. In fact, she is so good, we cannot imagine any other actress playing the reimagination of the character from the 'Archie Comics'.
However, Camila Mendes, best known for playing Veronica on 'Riverdale,' recently revealed in her interview with Entertainment Weekly that Katherine Langford of '13 Reasons Why' fame had auditioned for the role of Betty. Camila mentioned that she met Katherine while auditioning herself for the CW show, which is available on Netflix library.
The 22-year-old actress recollected her first encounter with Katherine, "I remember we went out and we got falafel with a guy who was auditioning for Archie."
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"I remember when I met her, too — I never saw her act, but some people just have a personality that’s so genuine that I’m like, 'I feel like you’re a really good actor.' They have a presence. I had that feeling with her," Camila was quoted as saying.
Even though Katherine missed out on the role of Betty in 'Riverdale', her and Camila remained friends and were bounded by the love for falafel. Can there be a better start of a friendship than this?
Meanwhile, she continues to be close friends with Lili, who did end up landing the part. Watch Camila and Lili kill it as the quintessential female duo Betty and Veronica when 'Riverdale' returns with season 3 on October 10.