Hayden Panettiere Not Asked to Appear in ‘Heroes’ RebootBy: Shana Norris - April 17, 2014
Hayden Panettiere recently told Cosmopolitan that she hasn’t been asked to appear in the upcoming Heroes reboot.
“Well, it was a shock to me, and, in fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin,” Panettiere said. “She sent me a text message and told me about it, and, I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that.”
News broke in February that NBC plans to bring the popular show back in 2015 as a 13-episode miniseries.
When asked what she thought her Heroes character Claire Bennet might have been up to in the years since the series ended in 2010, Panettiere said she thought the miniseries would include an entirely new set of characters.
“It’s a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, ‘That was our show, our home, our family,’ something that we had a major part in creating,” said Panettiere. “I hope that they don’t have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure.”
The original series creator and executive producer Tim Kring will work on the reboot, which is titled Heroes: Reborn.
Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, has said “we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”
Panettiere is currently busy working on ABC’s hit country music drama Nashville. She plays rising country music star Juliette Barnes opposite costar and producer Connie Britton’s more seasoned country music legend Rayna Jaymes.
In October 2013 Panettiere announced her engagement to world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
She met the Ukrainian-born boxer at a book launch party six years ago and the two have dated on and off since then.
They haven’t set a date, but Panettiere is already thinking about how she’d like to look on the big day:
“I would like some really long, loose boho beach waves and just a nice golden tan … I want to be classy and elegant and sophisticated, but I also don’t want to forget my age. I want to be comfortable. I want it to be just sexy enough, but youthful at the same time.”
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