The comparisons may be inevitable, but Hayden Panettiere just wants to make it clear that she is not trying to imitate Taylor Swift in her new series Nashville on ABC. She states:
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!
In the show, Panettiere will be playing the role of Juliette Barnes, an up-and-coming singer who is offered the opportunity to tour with Rayna James (Connie Britton), a country music legend. As they do, the two women develop quite a rivalry quickly.
Nashville is set to premiere on October 10, 10 p.m. EST, only on ABC. Stay tuned!