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Hayden Panettiere Says She Pushed Her Characters in ‘Scream 6’ – The Hollywood Reporter


Hayden Panettiere successfully scared her off scream 4 The character returns for the final chapter in the horror series after taking a much needed time off from work for her health.

the scream 6 Talk to the star Good morning America Monday announced her expected appearance in the New York set sequel as Kirby Reed, the sole survivor of the Woodsboro Massacre remake in the fourth installment of the franchise. The role is part of Panettiere’s return to Hollywood after taking a temporary hiatus from acting following her role on ABC Nashvillee, which ended in 2018.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do next,” Panettiere said. “I had to take those four years off and thank God for that. I had to work on myself — my mental health, my physical health, my spiritual health.”

the Champions The actress says the possibility of her returning as Kirby was initially put on her radar after the announcement of the fifth film, due in 2022 – but without topping it. scream 4 a personality. “when [Scream] It jumped back in and I was like, “I want to be a part of that again because I wish Kirby was still alive,” the actress said.

So the actress set her sights on it Scream Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olbin and Tyler Gillett, pick up the phone and guide her return. “I wanted her to come back into existence and I called them,” Panettiere recalls. “I actually called them…when they were doing it scream 5 I said: Without me?! I am waiting. clings. Maybe I’m still alive, and I can come in handy.

In a cover story for Women’s health, also published Monday, Panettiere opens up about her postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter; Challenges of substance abuse during and after filming Nashville; her decision to have a breast reduction; and her relationship with her daughter, who at one point shuttled between the United States and Ukraine, where her father and Panettiere’s ex-husband, retired professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko, live.

All of these things have changed scream 6 star, who says she can now deal with her character trauma. “We saw Kirby get stabbed, but we never saw her die. We also didn’t see her get saved,” she explained to the magazine. “She has that human trauma, and it’s changed it. This is something I can clearly relate to.”

As a New Yorker, Panettiere said in regards to setting up the new film GMA She appreciates how the film turns the concept of being safer in crowds — specifically, “Even if someone hurts you, have someone to help you” — on its terrifying head.

“It can get just as, if not more dangerous, and it can be really anyone for any reason,” she said of the film’s premise.

during the interview, GMA Co-anchor Michael Strahan also shared his condolences on the death of Panettiere’s brother, Jansen, who died in February at the age of 28 from an enlarged heart.

The actress thanked Strahan before telling him he was “here with me”.

Joanna Swanson

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