It was ‘daunting’ to come back to acting

Hayden Panettiere is again on the massive display in “Scream VI” after a four-year hiatus — and she or he didn’t imagine she may do it.

“It was daunting, actually,” the 33-year-old mentioned about getting again into the movie biz in a brand new interview with Leisure Weekly.

“I used to be a little bit bit anxious. I used to be anxious that I couldn’t act anymore. I imply, I took 4 years off.”

“I needed to remind myself of what I may do and to ensure that I may nonetheless do it,” the “Heroes” star added. “However I knew I made the precise resolution. This was the most effective, the most effective first film again that I may have dreamt of. It was like coming residence.”

Panettiere was final seen within the 2016 authorized drama, “Custody” in addition to visitor spots on “Chopped Junior” and “Lip Synch Battle” that very same yr. She additionally ended a six-season run on the musical collection “Nashville” in 2018.


Kirby Reed now works as an FBI agent in Atlanta and is summoned to solve another Ghostface murder in "Scream VI."
Kirby Reed now works as an FBI agent in Atlanta and is summoned to resolve one other Ghostface homicide in “Scream VI.”
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She portrays her character Kirby Reed within the latest installment of the horror franchise, having beforehand performed it in 2011’s “Scream 4.”

“I used to be 21 once I did ‘Scream 4,’ and Wes Craven, the entire forged, the entire crew, it was such a household. I hoped to seek out the identical factor right here, and I very undoubtedly did,” the “Nashville” alum mentioned.


Panettiere's character was last seen in 2011's "Scream 4."
Panettiere’s character was final seen in 2011’s “Scream 4.”
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“It’s among the finest choices I’ve ever made in my life and my profession,” Panettiere revealed about choosing up her position the place it left off. “It’s greater and higher and gorier than ever.”

In “Scream 4,” Kirby was final proven being stabbed by Kieran Culkin’s character. In final yr’s “Scream 5,” she made a really temporary cameo in a YouTube video and was labeled as a “Woodsboro survivor.”


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When she heard that the producers had been making a sixth “Scream” flick, she jumped on the likelihood to reprise her position.


"It was daunting, honestly," she said about coming back to acting after a hiatus.
“It was daunting, actually,” she mentioned about coming again to performing after a hiatus.
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Panettiere revealed that she referred to as up the filmmakers and mentioned: “By the way in which, I could be alive nonetheless! And I could be helpful! Please, if there’s a method, carry me again!”

The mom of 1 made her performing comeback with the latest “Scream” flick, following a tumultuous few years, alcohol and drug habit, in addition to the latest pa**ing of her brother, Jansen.

Jansen died of an enlarged coronary heart on the age of 28 on Feb. 19 at his residence in Nyack, NY.

Panettiere teared up in her first TV look since his dying on Monday’s episode “Good Morning America.”

“He’s proper right here with me,” she sobbed.

The actress and her household gathered on Wednesday for Jansen’s funeral, the place she wore one among his jackets.

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