“We were friends for a year first. On paper, a relationship between the two of us looked crazy. From where we live to where we come from, the differences in our lives are fairly big. On the surface, everything about us is unalike. But at our core, our morals and goals in life are very similar, so our differences become a lot less terrifying… I’m in awe of what he does and who he is – that’s a very strong feeling. He doesn’t let me get away with things; he has the patience of a saint, but he is definitely no shrinking violet.”
Hayden revealed that it was the intelligence factor that got her hooked on Wladimir:
“You could be the most beautiful man on the planet, but if you have nothing to back that up then there is nothing sexy about you. I’ve met guys and gone from, ‘You’re beautiful,’ to, ‘I could not be less attracted to you if I tried’. I want to be with somebody who opens my eyes to the world and helps me to become a better person in every way. Wladimir is not just a boxer; he’s smart [he has a PhD in philosophy and sports science] and caring. It’s been a ride!”
However, the couple, who have been together since 2009, are apparently in no rush to get married…
“We are very laid-back about the wedding plans; we don’t want to rush anything. We want the day to be fun, happy and stress-free. Growing up, the thought of not getting married never crossed my mind. It was always: I’m going to get married and then I’m going to have a family.”
Reflecting on her career to date, she admits there were hard times:
“I didn’t work for a year after Heroes, and that made me nervous. When you’ve been working since you were a kid, you have this feeling of invincibility. The thought of not being successful didn’t occur to me. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought, ‘I’ve been an actor my entire life; what if this isn’t going to work out for me in the long run? What if nobody else will ever give me a chance to prove that I can be more than the all-American cheerleader?’
“Now I’m glad I had that time where I wasn’t cast as a character – it allowed that cheerleader image to dissipate. But it wasn’t just about being on TV; it was my personal life too – paparazzi followed me everywhere; I was under a microscope. One day you wake up and you’re known more for who you are outside of your career than what you do as an actor.”
And it was being under constant media scrutiny that often took its toll:
“Absolutely [I was pushed to tears]. Can you imagine not having control over what’s put out there about you? People don’t sit down and go, ‘I wonder what they were going through’. We are not perfect; we make mistakes. That’s one of the reasons I love playing Juliette Barnes – I understand her so well. The audience gets to see the real story – all sides of it – and how she deals with issues when she goes home.”
Discussing sexism in the industry, she argues women are given a much harder time than men in Hollywood:
“Female actors have a much harder time in the media. Men can get away with a lot more. A guy dates 10 women at once and he’s ‘The Man’, and a girl does the same and she’s what? There’s no nice word for it. It’s very unfair.”
Hayden’s full interview appears in the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, on sale 4th March.
Wladimir Klitschko has revealed his wedding plans with fiancée Hayden Panettiere have been halted due to the political unrest in Ukraine – his home country where his brother Vitali leads the main opposition.
Panettiere is planning to tie the knot with her fiancée Wladimir Klitschko, but at present they’re putting their plans on ice because of violent unrest in the world champion boxer’s home country Ukraine.
Wladimir said: “With the circumstances right now, it’s hard for us to set a date.”
Wladimir – whose older brother, retired boxer Vitali, leads Ukraine’s opposition party – says Hayden is very supportive and takes the politics of his homeland seriously.
He added to Us Weekly magazine: “She’s socially aware. She has that beauty outside, but most important is the beauty inside.”
Protesters have been demonstrating against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Kiev – protests which have turned violent – over his decision to pull out of a landmark treaty with the European Union last year.
Hayden, 24, initially dated Wladimir, 37, from 2009 until 2011 then reconciled with the fighter in January 2013 and they secretly got engaged during a trip to Florida in March that year.
She has previously said planning their nuptials takes a great deal of thought as they are both from different cultures.
She said: “I’m dealing with Americans and Ukrainians on the other side of the world so we have to find some common ground in between.”
Hulu Plus has signed a deal with ABC Television Group to exclusively stream Nashville.
Past seasons of the Callie Khouri country music drama will become available on subscription service Hulu Plus after the start of subsequent seasons.
Nashville, currently in its second season, stars Connie Britton as country music star Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere as up and comer Juliette Barnes.
Hulu has inked several syndication deals of late. Most recently it announced the exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to CBS Sherlock Holmes procedural Elementary.
I have added screencaptures of Hayden from the November 5th presentation of the Countdown to the CMA Awards to the gallery thanks to Bri
Thanks to Bri, I have added scans from some magazines Hayden was in for 2013.
Magazine Scans > CBS Soaps in Depth Dec 2, 2013
Magazine Scans > ABC Soaps in Depth Nov 25, 2013
Magazine Scans > Soap opera Digest Dec 2, 2013
Magazine Scans > Soap Opera Digest Nov 26, 2013Tweet