Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere Complains To British Cosmopolitan About Sexism In Hollywood

Hayden Panettiere has many talents: this 24-year-old is not only an actress but she also sings, models, and narrates voice overs.

And she finds time to be political active for a variety of causes, primarily those connected with the protection and preservation of whales and dolphins.

Panettiere is probably best known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC show Heroes from 2010 to 2012, and since then for playing Juliette Barnes in the musical drama series Nashville on the ABC network. She was twice nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Hayden recently found the time to give an interview to Jacqui Meddings of British Cosmopolitan in which she spoke about the love of her life, Ukrainian boxer, Wladimir Klitschko.

The couple have been engaged for four years, but seem to be in no hurry to tie the knot.

“We are very laid-back about the wedding plans; we don’t want to rush anything. We want the day to be fun, happy and stress-free. Growing up, the thought of not getting married never crossed my mind. It was always: I’m going to get married and then I’m going to have a family.”

Panettiere told Cosmo that it wasn’t love at first sight. They were just friends for a year before deciding to get more serious. She said that she and Wladimir were not at all alike, ” But at our core, our morals and goals in life are very similar, so our differences become a lot less terrifying… I’m in awe of what he does and who he is – that’s a very strong feeling.”

Hayden admitted that it wasn’t simply a physical attraction, “You could be the most beautiful man on the planet, but if you have nothing to back that up then there is nothing sexy about you.”

She revealed that Wladimir’s intelligence was the biggest turn on – and the fact that he has a PhD in philosophy and sports science.

Panettiere did complain about the price of fame, and the fact that the paparazzi followed her everywhere. She said that, at times, she felt as if she were under a microscope.

The constant media scrutiny took its toll on Hayden: “Absolutely [I was pushed to tears]. Can you imagine not having control over what’s put out there about you? We are not perfect; we make mistakes.”

Hayden concluded the Cosmo interview with another complaint. This time, it was about the treatment of women in the film industry; she claimed they have to cope with sexism, and are given a harder time than men.

You can read the full interview with Hayden Panettiere in the April Issue of British Cosmopolitan.

And here is Hayden singing “Don’t Put Dirt On My Grave” from Nashville: