Hayden Panettiere has been working in film and on television for a long time, but when she accepted the role of the world’s most powerful cheerleader on “Heroes”, she became an iconic figure. The show ran for four years and garnered a cult following, which may be why it’s getting a reboot next year with Tim Kring at the helm again. The project has a lot of secrecy surrounding it, however, and Panettiere says she only recently found out about it through her cousin, because she hasn’t been asked to come back. The thought of someone else playing the character she brought to life, she says, hurts a little.
“I think it’s a whole new set of characters. Who knows? 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 as well, and, I mean, 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,” she said.
Panettiere says she was shocked when she found out about the new show, but is interested to see how it turns out.
“It was a shock to me, and, in fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. 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,” she said.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 16, 2014
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“Heroes: Reborn” will premiere in 2015.
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