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.