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Who Plays River in Netflix's 'The Politician'? What to Know About Rising Star David Corenswet

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[Warning: Spoilers ahead]

If you’re not already doing so, you need to watch Ryan Murphy’s latest series, The Politician. The Netflix original follows wealthy Santa Barbara student Payton Hobart (played by Ben Platt), who dreams of one day becoming the next president of the United States. 

He just needs to win his first political election — the title of student body president at Saint Sebastian High School.  

The musical comedy also stars A-list actors such as  Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler, and Jessica Lange. However, one lesser-known actor is already becoming a fan-favorite among viewers. 

David Corenswet — who plays Payton’s political opponent and love interest, River — seemingly has the “perfect” life, until you realize that River’s immense popularity and good looks are not an accurate reflection of his feelings.