'Riverdale' season 3: Get ready to see Lili Reinhart channel Mädchen Amick in 'Twin Peaks' for the flashback episode

In a recent interview, Lili Reinhart revealed that in order to portray her TV mom, she took an actual inspiration from Mädchen Amick's character in 'Twin Peaks' and it was approved


                            'Riverdale' season 3: Get ready to see Lili Reinhart channel Mädchen Amick in 'Twin Peaks' for the flashback episode

One of the main attractions of the upcoming new season of 'Riverdale,' is definitely a flashback episode where the teen stars will play the teen version of their parents. The episode, titled 'The Midnight Club,' is a homage to the movie 'The Breakfast Club,' and Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty will portray the younger version of her TV mother, Alice Cooper played by Mädchen Amick.

Amick starred in the original 'Twin Peaks' as Shelly Johnson, so Reinhart researched photos of the 1990 cult hit for inspiration bringing back the pop culture phenomenon of yore for her look as young Alice.

 

Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson in 'Twin Peaks'
Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson in 'Twin Peaks'

“I do my own makeup on the show this season, and I was definitely looking at a lot of 'Twin Peaks' photo references to make sure that I got the eyebrows right,” the 22-year-old actress said in her recent interview with Vulture. “The Mac lip pencil Spice I use, she used back in the day,” Reinhart added; "So, yeah, I did my research!”

Amick was nothing short of overjoyed as she gave her seal of approval to Reinhart; "When she first saw me in the hair and makeup, she looked at me, she studied my face for a second, and she went, ‘Yep.’ And that was it,” Reinhart said.

Lili Reinhart attends Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bash held at FLOAT, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California sponsored by HBO
Lili Reinhart attends Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bash held at FLOAT, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California sponsored by HBO

“I work with Mädchen all the time. I know her mannerisms, I know the way that she works,” she continued. “Young Alice is so different from older Alice, so I didn’t have the pressure of having to be exactly like the same person, because she’s so different as a younger Serpent.”

'The Midnight Club' episode will air in November and will feature the Riverdale High students as teenage versions of their parents. We know that back in the day, Alice was a Serpent, so Dark Betty may come into the limelight while portraying her mom's bad girl persona. 

'Riverdale' Season 3 premieres on The CW on October 10 at 8/7c.