Hayden Panettiere stars in the upcoming ABC series Nashville, but don’t confuse the 22 year old blonde actress as a Taylor Swift look alike in the show. On July 27th at the Disney and ABC Television Critics Association event in Beverly Hills the former Heroes star Panettiere was quoted as saying, “I’ve heard the Taylor Swift thing quite a bit. And I think aside from being around the same age and blonde, we’re very different. I think once you see her and get to know my character a little bit better, you’ll see that. I really think Taylor would disagree wholeheartedly as well. She’s much nicer than my character!”
Panettiere will co-star in the musical drama series with Connie Britton which premieres Ocotber 10th on ABC. Hayden’s character will be the up-and-comer Juliette Barnes who will contrast Britton’s character Rayna James whose star has begun to fade, and sparks will fly between the two as they venture out on a joint tour in an attempt to give new life to James’ career. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards recently honored the show last month as one of five Most Exciting New Series.