Hayden Panettiere overcomes stage fright with Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - While Hayden Panettiere is pretending to be a country music singer on TV, she's learning how to be one in real life.
The 23-year-old actress plays ambitious country star Juliette Barnes on the hit ABC show Nashville. Her character has dealt with the demands of a record label executive, written songs and tracked vocals in a recording studio.
"The show, I feel like, is an amazing second step for me because I love music and I've always had such terrible stage fright," said Panettiere, who recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for best performance by a television actress in a supporting role.
"This has been kind of the in between because I get to go out there during scenes with a crowd full of people and pretend like I'm performing onstage, and I'm actually performing a live show," she continued.