Hayden Panettiere: I Love My Role In ‘Scream 4’!
First Published: July 19, 2010 8:25 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hayden Panettiere may be reportedly dating a world-class boxer, but the actress is the one fighting back against recent rumors.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, the 20-year-old actress, who is said to be dating boxing champ Wladimir Kitschko, shot down reports of her alleged dissatisfaction with the new “Scream 4” script.
“I don’t know whether it’s somebody projecting or, who knows where it came from, but ultimately it was very untrue and I love my character…I’m having a really good time doing it,” Hayden told Access on Saturday at the kickoff for Neutrogena’s Wave for Change campaign — which raises funds for environmental, educational and disaster relief efforts — in Los Angeles.
In addition to expressing her love for her role, Hayden also assured fans that every one on the set was having a “blast.”
“It’s a really great cast. All the original cast is back. We’ve got Neve Campbell and David Arquette and Courteney Cox,” she said. “We’ve got a brand new cast – myself and Emma Roberts…[Director] Wes Craven is an amazing human being and such a nice guy. It is such a pleasure to work with him…you can feel the crews at ease. They’re able to have fun — it’s not like twisting their arm to come to work. They actually really, really enjoy it, so it’s been a blast thus far.”
In fact, the actress, whose star status rose playing super-powered cheerleader Claire Bennet on NBC’s “Heroes,” is having so much fun working on films that she might not return to television anytime soon.
“Right now I’m focusing mainly on, on film,” she confirmed.
However the actress insists that she never says “never” and may return to television eventually.
“I think I like to keep an open mind about everything involving this industry and there’s nothing specifically I wanna do,” Hayden added.
She has, however, considered going into theatre.
“There’s a play I’m interested in doing, but you never know, you never know but not anytime soon I don’t think,” she revealed.