Panettiere starred as country star Juliette Barnes on Nashville, which ran from 2012-2018. The actor has been open about her struggles with alcohol, opioids and post-partum depression, and in a new interview, she tells the Messenger that the writers on the show borrowed heavily from her personal life for her character’s storylines, which made filming especially difficult.
“Straight from the beginning, it was like, I’m dating a football player, [and then] Juliette dates a football player,” Panettiere says. “And then they turned her into an alcoholic. Then they turned to her leaving her daughter and going to this crazy [place] in Europe, and it was very obvious … They weren’t doing their homework. They weren’t creating new storylines. They were just looking at my life and going, ‘Oh, let’s just take what she’s going through and put our little spin on it.’ And then, ta-da! It’s done and done.”
Though the years she spent on Nashville were very rewarding, career-wise, Panettiere says the show was ‘very traumatizing, because I felt like I was acting out my own life.”
Panettiere is set to embark on a three-city tour titled “A Conversation With Hayden Panettiere,” which she hopes will encourage others who are struggling in the same way she has.
Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!
Men named Hank dominated early before stars like Freddie Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson Clint Black took over to close the 1980s. More recently it’s been Tim Mcgraw, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen. Did the most-played country song from the year you were born become a favorite of yours later? All info comes from Billboard‘s country airplay charts.
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