Nashville has been named one of the season’s best new shows, with Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton getting superlative reviews for their performance. During the CMA awards, Hayden gave an interview to Access Hollywood about the show and getting star struck meeting country stars in Nashville, despite playing one on the show.
She said, “I’m beside myself. First of all, I just saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and I literally ran across the carpet to hug her. She was a doll about it, but I can only imagine what she thought when she saw little old me running across the carpet! I literally just jumped on Faith Hill. It was the most exciting moment of my life.”
She adds that she feels very proud showcasing Nashville in the show, saying, “I love it. I love that we’re doing the show here, I love that we get to really immerse ourselves within the culture of it because Nashville really plays a huge role in our show,” she said. “And it’s very rare that people get it right. And that’s what I’ve heard more than anything is people from Nashville going, ‘Thank you for portraying us in the right light.”
Nashville airs Wednesday nights on ABC.