Camila Mendes Talks About Being ‘Pigeonholed’ To A Certain Type of Role Because of ‘Riverdale’

Camila Mendes walks with a friend back to her car after running some errands in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon (July 20).

The 25-year-old actress wore a yellow and black plaid mask with her pretty summer, strapless top, as she picked up a few iced coffees to go from a local shop.

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Camila spoke to Nylon magazine about her role in Palm Springs with Andy Samberg, and revealed she didn’t think she’d get the part of Tala in it because of Riverdale.

“I think that no matter who you are or what you do, if you’re on a teen show, yeah, there’s an inherent pigeonhole that comes with that,” Camila shared. “But I’ve watched a bunch of people before me deal with that. I do think it takes some time after coming off a show to shake it off a little bit and reset to have people perceive you in a different way, but I do think that’s changing a lot.”

She added, “I don’t know if it’s because of social media and being able to control your image or if it’s this new wave of TV that people seem to find equally entertaining and as high-quality as film. I think people are now more open to perceiving TV actors as serious actors, period. It’s changing, but I do find that it’s kind of inevitable to be pigeonholed a little bit when you’re playing the same character for years.”

Just recently, Camila opened up about the one day she’d love to relive on Riverdale. See what it was here…

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