Hayden Panettiere managed to scare herScream 4 character returns to the horror series after spending the necessary time The latest chapter of Stop Action For Her Health.
Scream 6 Star spoke with Good Morning America on Monday about her expected role as Kirby Reed in the New York-set sequel (Reed), the sole survivor of the remake of the Woodsboro massacre in the fourth film in the series. The role is part of Panettiere’s return to Hollywood after a hiatus following her role on ABC’s Nashville, which ended with
“I don’t know what I want to do next,” Panettiere said. “I did have to take four years off and thank God I did. I had to work on myself – my mental health, my physical health, my spiritual health.”
The Heroes actress said that the fifth movie announced at the 28 release In the end, Kirby was initially put on her radar for a possible return – but without her leading Scream 4 character. “When [Scream] popped up and came back, I was like, ‘I want to be in this again because I want Kirby to be alive,'” the actress said.
So the actress set her sights on Scream director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin( Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, picked up the phone and pitched her return. “I made her re-exist, and then I called them,” Panettiere recalls. “I actually called them…while they were doing Scream 5 I was like, ‘Without me?! Wait. Hold on, hold on. I might be alive and I could come in handy.’”
at 97653956, in the cover story of Women’s Health , also published Monday, Panettiere opened up about her struggles after giving birth to her daughter postpartum depression; her substance abuse challenges during and after filming Nashville ; her decision to have a breast reduction; and her relationship with her daughter, who was at one point in the U.S. back and forth to and from Ukraine, where her father lives with Panettiere’s ex-husband, Wladimir Klitschko, a retired professional boxer.
All of that changed for the Scream 6 star, who says she can now understand her character’s trauma. “We saw Kirby get stabbed, but we never saw her die. We didn’t see her rescued either,” she explained to the magazine. “She had that human trauma that changed her. That’s obviously something I can relate to.”
As for the film’s new setting, as a New Yorker, Panettiere told GMA that she appreciates how the film shifts the notion of being safer in crowds — specifically, “so that if someone hurts you, someone will be there to help you ’—in its terrible mind.
“It could be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, and it could really be anyone for any reason,” she said of the film’s premise when said.
During the interview, GMA co-anchor Michael Strahan also expressed his condolences on the passing of Panettiere’s brother Jansen, who Died of enlarged heart in February 28 .
The actress thanked Strahan before telling him he was “right there with me”.