I’m not finished with this one yet but I thought I’d share my progress so far. This is my first time animating textures, as seen on Finchlett’s eyes to make him blink. Games often use this technique as it’s much easier (and less graphically taxing) than the alternative of modelling and rigging actual eyes. Plus it looks cuter most of the time, at least I think so.
Being a Latina yourself and playing Veronica as a Latina character, how do you feel like you’re defying stereotypes?
I think it’s the idea that they’re not forcing the Latina stereotype on her—they’re just letting her be who she is and letting her personality prevail. The Latina [label] is just an added part to her, but it isn’t everything she is and that’s what I resonated with. I was born in the U.S., and raised here, but I very much still identify with my Brazilian culture. I’m not more Brazilian than I am American or vice-versa—I’m very much a combination of all of those things. Veronica is very much the same way. I think [Riverdale] is doing a good job with seeing beyond her ethnicity.