Hayden Panettiere bounds across the lobby of a deeply fashionable New York hotel. She waves and grins broadly before settling into an armchair and seizing the cocktail menu. ‘You’re British, you’ll drink with me,’ she declares. At just 23 years old, the actress could justifiably be claiming her carriage clock by now. Panettiere was a millionaire before she was out of her teens, thanks in part to her award-winning role as Claire Bennet, a cheerleader with healing powers in the sci-fi series Heroes.
She spent most of her formative years on sets instead of at school, appeared in adverts by the time she could walk and talk, and landed her first full-time role in a television soap opera aged four. Since the winter sun is just about over the yard-arm, I join Panettiere in accepting the waiter’s recommendation of a couple of potent-sounding creations. Just 5ft 1in, and sporting skinny jeans, an orange sweater and brown fur-lined boots, she is so fresh-faced she looks barely old enough to be quaffing cocktails.
But Panettiere appears to have pulled off the notoriously tricky transition from child and teenage stardom to serious adult acting with aplomb. Earlier this year she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as the catty, conniving country-music singer Juliette Barnes in the new More4 drama Nashville. It’s a gratifyingly grown-up part for Panettiere. With her bad-girl persona, sequinned dresses and eye-wateringly tight denim hotpants, Barnes is a delicious departure from the good girls the actress is used to playing.
Hayden was in New York City to promote Nashville on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday (March 15). The 23-year-old actress wore Iwona Ludyga Design bracelets and a Leon Max single breasted cape and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about her new hit show. Earlier in the day, Hayden signed autographs for some awaiting fans while arriving her hotel in Soho. On the same day, Hayden was all bundled up warm, while holding a big envelope.
She usually looks perfectly coiffed, but Hayden Panettiere couldn’t compete with the elements on Thursday. As the actress left her New York hotel and made her way to an awaiting car, she was struck by a huge gust of wind. The blustery weather meant that the 23-year-old’s golden blonde locks were blown into the air, ruining her neatly plaited hairstyle. Hayden was in fact unveiling a new makeover after having the tips of her tresses dyed purple. Sadly for the Nashville star the humorous nature of her hair being blown all over the place managed to draw attention away from her new ‘do. Hayden let out a gasp at one point, but appeared to be a good sport and was evidently supressing a laugh as she hopped into her vehicle.
The Heroes alumna had gone for a sophisticated look for her day out, in a black coat and silver strappy sandals. But no doubt she had been feeling the cold in the Big Apple as she decided to bare her slender legs. Hayden recently travelled to New York from Los Angeles, where she was seen promoting Nashville at PaleyFest over the weekend. Hayden took a refreshing approach to her hairy situation and let out a giggle as she hopped into a car She told Deadline earlier this year of her role:
‘I love the fact that this character that Callie Khouri created is so multidimensional; there’s so many layers to her. ‘But this was a big deal for me because I really wanted to break away from my character in Heroes. ‘I’m so deeply blessed that I got to play that character, don’t get me wrong, but I knew after that character it would be an uphill battle for people to see me as anything besides the all-American cheerleader.’
Check out x16 images in the gallery, some only MQ im afraid.
Yes, finally, we made the move from Cutenews to WordPress.. and here is our very first design. Its clean and simple, featuring Hayden’s Nylon photoshoot. I hope you like it, please comment and get involved with the site, if you have anything to say or add, its most welcome.
We are still adding new/old images to the galleries. Including a bunch of missing events, and next we will be adding Season 4 of Heroes.