Hayden Panettiere Covers NYLON March 2013
While working a few ensembles from H&M and Marc Jacobs for the Cliff Watts front page shoot, the 23-year-old actress opened up to the mag about everything from her romantic relationships to surviving in the spotlight.
Check out Miss Panettiere's interview below and for more, be sure to visit NYLON!
On staying sane amidst the gossip:
"I've had to learn how to be strong and put things in perspective. I remember being 16 years old and bending over in a camera shop and a guy took a picture of me from behind and said that I had cellulite. It traumatized me. I would look things up [online] and regret it every time, so I had to learn to put things in perspective. But there's always going to be someone who has something negative to say, and that's okay. I try not to take it too much to heart, but it hurts. If I said it didn't bother me, I'd be lying. But I've taught myself how to handle it and move forward."
On holding onto a relationship in Hollywood:
"It's almost like signing a contract. There's no such thing as a casual date in this business. But then when you go through a breakup, it's like a divorce. You have to put it out there eventually, because if you're ever seen with another guy, even if he's just a friend, you're immediately cheating."
On her struggles growing up:
"Making the transition from being a child actor to an adult was tough. When I was a kid, it was just instincts, instincts, instincts. It never crossed my mind that acting wouldn't work out. But when I'd grown up enough to start questioning myself, I started worrying and doubting."
On her first Golden Globe nomination:
"I was told to be available for a call at 7:20 a.m. I was in bed, and I put my phone on my chest and I went back to sleep, because they were never going to call. Then it started vibrating, and when I picked it up, all I could hear were screams. I cried, and then I made a grilled cheese. I didn't know what else to do."
Photo Credit: Cliff Watts for NYLON