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Lili Reinhart opens up about depression battle

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actress Lili Reinhart says she was suffering "the worst depression" before being cast in CW television series, "Riverdale".

The 20-year-old actress stars as Betty Cooper in the series, and has credited the show for not only giving her a steady job as an actress, but for also "completely saving" her life after she fell into a deep depression, reported E! online.

Taking to Twitter, Lili said, "I cried tears of joy. In that moment I became a working actress with a steady job. Something I had been working towards for 7 years...

"And now here we are, gearing up to film season 2. And I could not be more grateful.

"'Riverdale' came into my life when I was going through the worst depression I had ever experienced. And in the end it completely saved me.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 11:22 IST