Hayden Panettiere has a lot going on in her life right now. Not only did she go back to rehab for her postpartum depression, but also her show, Nashville, got cancelled. Despite the fact that she now has commitments to her husband and baby, the actress is actively seeking ways to get herself better to push for her show Nashville.
“When ABC announced its decision to cancel Nashville, the news was briefly overshadowed by a tweet from one of the show’s stars. Hayden Panettiere, who plays country starlet and new mother Juliette Barnes, posted a message stating that she was still suffering from the effects of postpartum depression and was taking time to focus on her health,” reports Los Angeles Times.
“It’s an issue that Nashville itself tackled in Seasons 3 and 4, Panettiere’s character struggles with postpartum depression, feeling disconnected from her child and relying on work, pills and alcohol to distract her, sometimes to violent effect.”
Art mimics life, as they say, and it looks like in the case of Nashville, Hayden Panettiere wanted the show to reflect some of the issues that is taboo in today’s society.
“As Nashville ends, it leaves behind a mixed legacy as a series, but it should be remembered as a forerunner in its willingness to address an issue that affects so many women annually,” reports Los Angeles Times. “For all the show may have gotten right or wrong in its depiction of postpartum depression, what matters is that it, and more shows like it, are willing to have the conversation at all.”
Because of Hayden’s attempts at making a topic that the show handles, Nashville has become one of the shows in America that has been groundbreaking.
The actress and the new mother is struggling a bit as she tries to make herself more available to her baby and husband by getting treatment for her depression.
“Last week, Hayden Panettiere, star of ABC’s now-canceled drama Nashville, announced she was re-entering rehab to treat postpartum depression after initial treatment in October,” reports Vice. “Panettiere, who has spoken publicly about living with the condition, said she needed to treat her illness ‘holistically,’ rather than rely on ‘unhealthy coping mechanisms.'”
Hayden Panettiere wrote as much on her Twitter.
“The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life. Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!”
She also has been looking to get back to her pre-baby body, posting motivational pictures of herself from a year ago.
— hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) March 19, 2016
Now that the producers have gotten it to that level, they are not wanting to let it go. While the 26-year-old actress won’t be able to be around to continue the conversation, the creators are working as much as possible to put Nashville back on TV.
“We’re looking for a new home. We never give up on a great show,” Lionsgate television group chairman Kevin Beggs wrote in an email to staff.
As for her husband, Wladimir Klitschko, he has been more than supportive through this journey with his young wife. He has been seen taking baby Kaya to the beach and helping around the house on baby chores.
Check out a cute picture of him with their baby daughter.
— hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) March 5, 2016
Hayden has been super brave to be upfront about her issues, instead of tiptoeing around them.
“I was always so terrified that people weren’t going to accept me,” the 26-year-old actress said in the interview with Yahoo! Style. “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.”
Do you think this time she will be able to get a treatment that lasts for her depression? Let me know in the comments below!
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