Hayden Panettiere, one of the stars of ABC's "Nashville", has been drawing comparisons to country star Taylor Swift lately--at least, her character has. The funny thing is, the two lovely blondes are actually neighbors--in Nashville, no less--in real life.
"Taylor's my neighbor so I talked to her about it, because in all the articles, of course the title was like, 'Hayden Says: I Am Not Taylor Swift,'" she said.
Obviously, while the actress doesn't want to draw comparisons to a character she's forming, she also doesn't want to offend a potential friend. Panettiere says she actually borrowed a guitar from Swift before the show began in order to get used to one and never gave it back.
"I saw her at the CMAs and I went up to her and I was like, ‘Hey, Girl! Good to see you. You know I still have your guitar.’ And she looked shocked," Panettiere said.
While the two haven't exactly become close--apparently Swift sent the guitar downstairs with two security guards rather than bringing it herself--Panettiere is undoubtedly grateful she lives in a neighborhood with so many country stars to draw inspiration from.
"Nashville" airs on Wednesdays at 10/9 central.