Our Interview with Hayden
Promotion for The Dust Factory 2004

A Huge thanks to Ken and Michelle and of course Hayden, for taking the time for this interview. It’s such a great oppourtunity for Hayden Panettiere dot Com and hopefully its not the last…


How do you think you related to Melanie in the dust factory? 

Melanie is a very spunky, flirtatious and outgoing girl. In those ways I can relate to her. I’m not scared of a lot of things, and in the movie Melanie is scared of the unknown, so she gets stuck in the Dust Factory.


What was your most memorable moment during the filming of the dust

Probably when we had to ride on the spinning roller coaster. I love roller coasters! Ryan, on the other hand, hated it and from the moment he got on he looked like he was going to puke!


So far in your career, who was your favorite actor/actress to work with? 

There are so many amazing actors and actresses that I have had the pleasure of working with. I am just so thankful to have had the opportunity of working with everyone I have because as a very impressionable young girl, it really helps me to be around talented, intelligent and incredibly humble people.


What was your most enjoyable movie to have made/filmed so far? 

Well of course “Remember the Titans” is still way up there! Racing Stripes was an awesome experience with a lot of learning involved. Or as Tim Allen would say, “the film I’m doing now.”


I see you love to sing, will you be releasing an album, and maybe even doing a tour? 

I am very excited because I am in negotiations with a record company. Singing has always been a passion of mine and it’s really great to be able to have both experiences, singing and acting. In acting you are portraying someone other then yourself and in singing you get to be yourself.


What’s the most complicating part of being an actress? (ex. memorizing the lines, spending a lot of time on the road and away from friends and family, etc. 

I think the most complicated part for me is probably my favorite as well. There are a lot of sacrifices you have to make in this business. I am away from my friends and family a lot and that part is really hard, but that’s why I have a cell phone!


Is it true you own an H2 hummer in white with the licence plate Hayden? 

Hahahaha, I haven’t heard about my white hummer yet! No I don’t own a hummer even though I think my dad would be very happy if that was my first car hahaha. My parents want me to drive a tank!


What kind of sports do you like to play in your spare time?

I love every kind of sport. I’m a jock, but none of my friends ever believe me because I’m not playing sports on a team right now. I actually really love playing football, but Gymnastics was always my favorite.


What would you consider to be your favorite vacation spot? 

My bed, just kidding! I haven’t been a lot of places so that’s not really something I can answer. Anywhere tropical!


Are there any upcoming projects you can tell us about? 

I am going to California Monday to film a pilot for a show called “The Book of Daniel.” I play a really fun role, but it’s recurring so it will work out with my schedule. I am also very excited about the Neutrogena campaigns that I will be doing. They will be airing some time in the Spring.


FinallyWhen did you first find out about Hayden-Panettiere.Com and how? 

I heard about it through my publicist. What a cool site too! I personally love looking at pictures and this site has tons!


Thank you Hayden.