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Lili Reinhart says she feels like a prisoner in Canada

Actress Lili Reinhart is filming Riverdale in Canada right now, but she's certainly not happy to be stuck north of the border.

Reinhart explained to Nylon in early August that the ongoing border closure means she's trapped in Vancouver for the time being — even for American Thanksgiving.

"I genuinely feel like a prisoner, going back to work, because I cannot leave Canada," Reinhart told Nylon. "That doesn't feel good."

"You can't go home for Thanksgiving, can't visit your family. No one can come visit you unless they quarantine for two weeks. It just feels f*cked."

As you might expect, Canadians weren't exactly thrilled with Reinhart's comparison of Canada to a jail.

"Welcome to our country where our government actually cares about [its] people and where covid cases are not as high as some other countries," one person wrote.

"Well then maybe they should hire a Canadian actor," yet another person wrote.

Reinhart clarified her remark on Thursday in response to the mounting backlash online, saying that she didn't mean to sound ungrateful in the interview.

"I'm not complaining about going back to work," Reinhart wrote on Twitter. "I'm incredibly grateful to have a job."

Riverdale is currently filming Season 5 on the west coast; all of the cast members coming from outside of Canada underwent a 14-day quarantine before filming began.

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