Although she plays country music superstar Juliette Barnes on 'Nashville', Hayden Panettiere hates performing.
Hayden Panettiere hates performing.
Although the 23-year-old actress plays country music star Juliette Barnes in ABC's 'Nashville' - which has just been renewed for a second season - she admitted she hates singing on stage.
Hayden told New York Magazine: ''Performing live has always terrified me. Stages have always terrified me. They never used to when I was little. But when you grow up in the spotlight, and you're constantly reading things that are awful about you, it sticks with you.''
The actress attempted a recording career when she was younger and when asked if she would ever consider recording her own music again, Hayden said: ''I would need to separate myself from Juliette Barnes and be seen as Hayden. And that's a very difficult thing to do sometimes.''
While Hayden's conniving character has been compared to Taylor Swift, because they are both country singers with blonde hair, Hayden reached out to Taylor to insist she wasn't basing Juliette on her.
She said: ''It kept coming out, and I didn't want her to feel like it was per me, or that I was thinking that I was playing her.''