Actress Hayden Panettiere has been in the acting game since she was just a very young girl (who can remember her in Remember the Titans?). She played the role of Claire Bennett in the hit series Heroes, which was cancelled back in 2010. Hayden has now revealed how she thought that would also be the end of her own career.
Panettiere told PA, "It hit me like a ton of bricks - there is a genuine possibility that no-one will ever take another chance on me. That was an important gap between Heroes and this show, a huge transition to make gracefully. I don't know how gracefully I did it, but somehow I did."
She added, "Nashville was perfect timing with the perfect character. Juliette is so not the good girl that I played on Heroes, but she has to put on the facade as a good girl to get what she wants. Juliette is tough, but when she cries, she means it. She's a very damaged young woman running from a dark past. How much more perfect could I ask for?"
You can catch Hayden Panettiere, in the now familiar role of Juliette Barnes, in Nashville season two, which airs on ABC in the US on Wednesdays at 10/9c. Nashville season 2 will premiere in the UK on More4 at a later date.