- Camila Mendes appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday.
- Mendes said her first audition for “Riverdale” was stressful as she arrived 30 minutes late with “frizzy hair.”
- “I remember the casting director telling me, she’s like: ‘You’re a little matte right now — at CW we’re glossy,'” said Mendes in the clip.
- She said a friend gave her a makeover for her callback, “and made me look glowy, like I just came out of the womb.”
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In an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday night, the 25-year-old star talked about how she was initially told that she didn’t look “glossy enough.”
Mendes told Colbert about her stressful first audition, saying she was 30 minutes late and “my hair was frizzy, it was a rainy day.”
“I remember the casting director telling me, she’s like: ‘You’re a little matte right now — at CW we’re glossy. Glossy lips, cheeks are glowing.”
Mendes then called a friend to give help do her makeup over the weekend in preparation for her callback.
“It took a weekend of me doing a crash course on makeup. My friend did my makeup and made me look glowy, like I just came out of the womb.”
Watch Mendes recall her first “Riverdale” interview below.
Netflix — which hosts “Riverdale” after episodes have aired on the CW — recently responded to a fan who criticized the show and their actors for their projection of female beauty standards.
The streaming platform shared an image on Instagram of the show’s three biggest stars: Lili Reinhardt, Madelaine Petsch, and Mendes, praising the trio for being role models for young women.
However, one comment tread: “they use their platforms to speak on women’s issues but help in the sexualization of teen girls on their show constantly lmao ok.”
Netflix hit back, saying: “Young women shouldn’t feel ashamed for being sexual humans or for feeling confident or sexy in their bodies. And they certainly shouldn’t be reduced to just *that* when they have a multifaceted character expression.”