When people see 'bisexual,' they still confuse it with promiscuity, which is so wrong. So I was so pumped to be the first bisexual on Riverdale and just normalize that for viewers.
I was in a music class when I was little, and they discovered I had a talent and could sing. From there, I joined this singing troupe in California, and I would just go sing at festivals in this girl group and perform as much as I could.
I've adjusted to being mostly situated in Vancouver now, which I love, and to the fandom that comes along with it. At some points when we're filming in Vancouver, there are more than 100 fans outside our scene. It's so cool being able to be a part of something where people are so passionate.
My mom helped me get started when I was younger. I started with singing. An agent saw me singing on stage at the Palm Springs Festival, and recommended I get into acting, so I was like, 'Oh, okay.' I just started from there, singing and acting.
Growing up biracial, I didn't have someone to look up to watching TV or movies. Halle Berry was the closest one who looked like me. I'm happy to see more biracial people on screen, and I'm happy to represent for the little girls who didn't have someone who looked like me on TV.
A lot of people judge bisexuality as 'being promiscuous' or something like that. But I believe you can love somebody; you can fall in love with a person's soul.