Hayden Panettiere Is NOT Spoofing Taylor Swift » Gossip - Hayden Panettiere is returning to TV! This time, she doesn’t have superpowers. Instead, Hayden plays a country singer in ‘Nashvile,’her new ABC show. But comparisons between Hayden and country singing superstar Taylor Swift are NOT warranted.
“I’ve heard the Taylor Swift thing quite a bit. And I think aside from being around the same age and blonde, we’re very different. I think once you see her and get to know my character a little bit better, you’ll see that. I really think Taylor would disagree wholeheartedly as well. She’s much nicer than my character!”
Hayden’s character, up-and-coming country singer Juliette Barnes, is given the chance to tour with a country singing legend played by Connie Britton. A rivalry quickly develops. It wasn’t easy for Hayden to play this character, either.
“I’ve grown up [acting] my whole life, and one thing that my parents instilled in me was definitely respect for other people. So when I have to go on set and completely go against the grain and disrespect somebody, it’s definitely something new to me. I even get a little bit shy sometimes. They’ll say ‘cut’ and I’ll be like, ‘I’m so sorry! You know I adore you. I respect you.’ But it’s interesting and it does make it fun.”
I’m going to have an eye out for ‘Nashville’ this fall!