Apr 2, 2013 11:20 AM
Hayden Panettiere covers the new issue of Glamour Magazine, and the 23-year-old Nashville honey chats with the mag about how she's handled her fame over the years and how her hit ABC show has given her another shot in the music industry.
On staying grounded despite growing up in what she calls “the Messy Generation” in Hollywood, Hayden says, “It’s not that I didn’t go to clubs, have my picture taken. I was 16 years old. I was experimenting just like any kid. But I had friends and family around me to yank me back when I was heading in the wrong direction. Every turn that I made, somebody was waiting for me to fall on my face and catch it on film. The thing that really saved me was that I still had that healthy fear of my parents—I still had a midnight curfew at 18!”
When asked about her role as country pop tart Juliette Barnes on Nashville, Hayden says, “I don’t look at it as a second chance; I look at it as where I’m supposed to be. Even if I’m not perfect at it, even if my voice takes work, this is where my heart is. People used to ask me, ‘What kind of music do you like?’ I’d say, ‘Country.’ Then they’d go, ‘But you’re from New York.’ I thought people would think I was trying to be something I’m not. But the industry of country music is unbelievably accepting. The fans are unreal. There’s no judgment; it’s just, Let’s all get together in a massive backyard and have a barbecue and drink and have fun.”
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