Hayden Panettiere Felt ‘Strange’ Filming ‘Nashville’ Season 4 After Baby

Hayden Panettiere is back on the set of Nashville, working on season 4 episodes. But that doesn’t mean that the transition from solely taking care of her baby into filming Nashville has been a seamless one for the actress.

The actress confessed, “It was strange having to throw myself back into that frame of mind,” according to Yahoo! Style. Also considering the fact that she suffered from postpartum depression meant that she had a lot more to deal with after giving birth to her baby.

“I was always so terrified that people weren’t going to accept me,” the 26-year-old actress said in the interview with Yahoo. “I finally just went, I’m tired of living afraid. I’m tired of living in fear of what people are going to think, so, you know, I’m just going to put it all out there on the table and I’m not going to worry about the judgment.”

It sounds like having the baby with Wladimir Klitschko was a turning point for her to become more honest and frank about the way she presented and communicated with the public.

“The more open I was, the more acceptance I got from people,” she said. “I got so much support and so much love. I was floored. I feel much more exposed, yes, but in a great way.”

But this doesn’t necessarily mean that everything has returned to perfect normalcy now. Road to recovery has been slow and steady for the actress as she took time to physically and mentally heal from the experience of having a baby. She even expressed on her Twitter that she misses her pre-baby body!

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With her partner, and hopefully soon-to-be husband, Hayden Panettiere is looking for ways to get stronger now that she is back on her feet.

Check out a lovely picture of Hayden and Wladimir below!

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On the other hand, it looks like Wladimir has taken a stumble in trying to support his baby mama as much as he can. While he has been caught spending some quality time with his daughter Kaya, he hasn’t been doing so well in the boxing ring.

“Last November, and after 11 year, uninterrupted title reign and a smashing 22 straight wins, Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) surrendered his titles to British bad boy Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KO),” reports Fight Saga. “The loss shocked many but what surprised fans even more was Klitschko’s ring presence, or lack thereof.”

Some are blaming the increase in his caring instincts for the decrease in his fighting strength. Focusing on taking care of Kaya during the time that Hayden was away getting treatment for her postpartum depression meant that he might have spent more time at home than in the ring.

But without his firm and unwavering support, the Nashville actress may not be where she is today. She has repeatedly expressed gratitude towards her daughter and baby daddy for helping her get through the rough waters.

“I didn’t even think about overcoming it,” the new mother said to Daily Mail. “There is no overcoming. The only important thing to me is that I’m not causing myself pain and discomfort anymore, and I can be a strong woman for my daughter to look up to.”

Back on the set of Nashville Season 4, Hayden is working on becoming an excellent role model for Kaya. Being back at work so early after having her baby means that she may not get to spend as much time with her, but this also sets an example for Kaya to follow when she is ready to have kids and a career.

Best of luck to Hayden as she completes the season 4 of Nashville!

[Photo by Jordan Strauss/AP Images]