She has some of the most luscious locks on TV so it’s almost shocking to hear that Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on Netflix series Riverdale, low-key hated her character’s hair in season one.
"It’s funny because season one her hairstyle was always side-parted,” she told People. “I didn’t really like my hair season one… I didn’t like having short hair. It took us a long time to figure out what to do with it. And then season two I convinced them to let me grow it out and do a middle part."
Camila cut her hair specifically for the show, but it started to have ramifications on her confidence in everyday life. "It was really complicated on my off days,” she told People. “I just… I didn’t feel beautiful. I really felt insecure about it. I told them, like, ‘for my sanity can I please grow out my hair? We can still make this Veronica.’ So they let me have long hair and have my middle part, which I just think frames my hair better."
Ain’t nobody got time for feeling insecure, especially someone as fierce as Cami. And, for the record, she has already ruled out any future hair changes for her character.
“We saw her in a ponytail in one episode, when she was in the hot tub, and that felt weird,” Camila said. “There’s something about Riverdale… it’s a comic book. They’re so materialized, and we want it to be consistent and to always be the same kind of look. That’s why, on Halloween, we saw so many people dress up as our characters, because it’s such a specific look — with the hair and the clothes and the makeup — that people know exactly what to do. We can’t really branch out into each other’s zones. I’m never going to wear red lipstick because that’s Cheryl’s thing. I’m never gonna have a ponytail because that’s Betty’s thing.”
You do you, C!