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Camila Mendes Reflects on 'Riverdale' Family & Overnight Fame: 'How Did That Even Happen?'

Camila Mendes Reflects on 'Riverdale' Family & Overnight Fame: 'How Did That Even Happen?'

Camila Mendes didn’t expect to become such a big star so quickly!

The actress, who shot to fame playing Veronica Lodge on the hit series Riverdale, opened up about her overnight success in a recent interview.

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“I came out of college and kind of stepped right into this, and sometimes I’m like, how did that even happen?” she told The Sunday Telegraph. “How did I get so lucky? How was it so easy?”

“I gained a whole new family when I joined this show,” she added. “I knew that I was going to get along with these people and they were going to be my co-stars, but I didn’t know they were going to be my best friends.”

We’re not sure how it happened, Camila, but we’re glad it did!

Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Felt Like Outsiders On Set of 'Riverdale' Pilot

Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Felt Like Outsiders On Set of 'Riverdale' Pilot

Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart are opening up about the first time they stepped on the Riverdale set.

In a new interview with Watch! Magazine, the girls talked about how they felt like outsiders, and how the whole cast just fit together.

“I kind of, at first, felt like an outsider during the pilot,” Lili said. “I probably put it on myself because I was used to being an outsider, and everyone was a little bit older and I was just starting to get comfortable going out and living life on my own. I’ve definitely come out of my shell so much more since then, but I was shy and nervous.”

“We all did. We were all so different. We still are, but something about that…we all just complemented each other, and the group dynamic just works,” Camila added.

Riverdale returns TONIGHT on The CW at 8PM ET/PT. Watch a clip from the episode!

Camila Mendes Talks Long Audition Process Before Landing 'Riverdale' Role

Camila Mendes Talks Long Audition Process Before Landing 'Riverdale' Role

Camila Mendes is opening up about the process of being cast as Veronica on Riverdale.

The 23-year-old actress revealed on Live with Kelly and Ryan that she had just graduated college before booking the show, but she also almost had to drop out of her final semester.

“It was a long process. By the end of it, by the network test, they told me it was me and another girl,” Camila said about the process. “They were like ‘Okay we’re going to let her go, but we’re going to open up another nationwide search.”

“They went and looked for two weeks. I was sitting there waiting to find out,” she added. “And my contract had expired. I was like oh my god am I not the one?”


Camila Mendes on Getting the Role of Veronica In ‘Riverdale’

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Camila Mendes Dishes On Budget Woes For Prom

Camila Mendes Dishes On Budget Woes For Prom

It may only be January, but it’s never too early to start thinking about prom.

Riverdale star Camila Mendes recently teamed up with JCPenney to style the 2018 campaign and during the shoot, revealed what her own prom dress looked like.

She also opened up about having a budget to deal with — something that her fans can definitely relate to.

Who actually wants to pay a lot of money for one dress that you’re only going to wear once?

“It’s funny – I spent three hours at a department store and wasn’t finding anything; these dresses were really expensive and I didn’t find anything I liked for the price I would pay, so I ended up not getting anything,” Camila remembers about her search for the perfect dress. “I was with my mom and we were so frustrated.”

Instead of staying there, she thought outside the box — and went vintage shopping.

She continues, “Then the next weekend I went out with my friends and we were at a thrift store and I came across this really cute, black, kind of old-Hollywood vintage dress and it was so cheap (definitely under $100; I think it was honestly $50 or something). And I put it on and it fit me like a glove.”

Camila adds that her perfect dress was “just a simple black dress with an open back and it had fake diamonds outlining the back.”

“It was really glamorous and I had my hair all old Hollywood-like and I was like, Oh my God. I kind of cheated prom because I went to a thrift store and found my dream dress.”

TELL JJJ: What does your dream prom dress look like? How much will you spend on it?

Jessie Paege Fangirls Over Meeting 'Riverdale' Stars Camila Mendes & Cole Sprouse (Video)

Jessie Paege Fangirls Over Meeting 'Riverdale' Stars Camila Mendes & Cole Sprouse (Video)

Jessie Paege really is like all of us fangirling over Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse.

In a brand new video, the digital influencer and author opened up about meeting the Riverdale stars earlier this month in Los Angeles.

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“I never EVER do story times, but I tweeted and asked for Q and A questions and EVERY SINGLE TWEET WAS ABOUT THIS,” Jessie shares in the notes section.


Watch the video below as Jessie reveals just how obsessed with Riverdale she is:

Lili Reinhart Pens Cute Poem For 'Riverdale' Co-Star Camila Mendes

Lili Reinhart Pens Cute Poem For 'Riverdale' Co-Star Camila Mendes

It’s no secret that the Riverdale cast has become good friends, but writing poetry for each other? So cute!

Lili Reinhart decided to write a little poem for Camila Mendes on their late car ride home earlier this week.

“Camila fell asleep quietly on the car ride home… And for a moment… I remembered… How much of a smol bean… She truly is. #poetry,” she wrote.

The cast is all getting back into work mode this week as they start filming new episodes after the holidays. KJ Apa was seen arriving in Vancouver with a mystery girl.

Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse Go to Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala!

Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse Go to Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala!

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart walked the red carpet separately last night!

The rumored couple were out at the 2018 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala on Saturday night (January 6) in Santa Monica, Calif.

If you don’t know, Cole and Lili were seen on vacation in Hawaii together earlier in the week!

Also in attendance at the event were their Riverdale co-stars Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch, who brought along her beau Travis Mills. Stranger ThingsCaleb McLaughlin and young singer Grace VanderWaal were also seen at the event.

FYI: Lili is wearing Paolo Sebastian with Rebecca Minkoff shoes. Camila is wearing Fabiana Milazzo. Madelaine is wearing a Fabiana Milazzo dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. More Here! »

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Camila Mendes & Katherine Langford Are Black & White Beauties at 'W' Mag's 'It Girls' Luncheon!

Camila Mendes & Katherine Langford Are Black & White Beauties at 'W' Mag's 'It Girls' Luncheon!

Camila Mendes looked gorgeous in all-white at W Magazine’s It Girls Luncheon!

The Riverdale actress stepped out for the pre-Golden Globes event hosted with Dior on Saturday afternoon (January 6) at A.O.C. in Los Angeles.

She rocked a white collared cut-out dress and matching heels.

Camila was joined by 13 Reasons Why‘s Katherine Langford, who wore a white top that read “Future is in your hands,” along with a black skirt and heels.

Katherine is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards this weekend for her work on the Netflix series.

Also in attendance were Alexandra Shipp, Stranger ThingsSadie Sink, Sistine Stallone, Bethany Mota, Emily Meade, and Pacific Rim Uprising‘s Cailee Spaeny.

FYI: Katherine is wearing Dior with Jimmy Choo shoes. Alexandra is wearing Dior. Sadie is wearing Dior. Emily is wearing Schutz shoes. Sistine is wearing Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. Camila is wearing a Milly dress.

25+ pictures inside of Camila Mendes, Katherine Langford, and more at the luncheon… More Here! »

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