Hayden Panettiere plays a famous country singer on television, but that doesn’t mean she can’t branch out a little.
The Nashville star will take on one of Christina Aguilera’s hits this week on Lip Sync Battle, performing “Lady Marmalade” complete with a re-creation of the over-the-top sexy costume Christina wore in the video.
Hayden will reportedly get a little help from the diva herself, who is set to make an appearance on the episode. The actress will battle Eva Longoria.
Hayden was finally able to return to the set of her hit show last month after taking some time off following the birth of her first child. Panettiere has been open about her struggle with post-partum depression, saying it’s something she’s battled, and wants other women to know they aren’t alone.
“It’s something a lot of women experience. When you’re told about postpartum depression you think it’s ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child.’ I’ve never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal,” Panettiere said on Live With Kelly & Michael last year.
Hayden seems to have had quite a bit of support from her co-workers and family during her struggle, with actor Jonathan Jackson saying he was glad she could take the time she needed.
“I think she seems to be doing really well, and obviously all of us are very excited for her to come back when it’s time. But I’m also really grateful that she’s taking the time that she needs, and I think that that’s really a wonderful example for people,” Jackson said.