Hayden Panettiere‘s character on Heroes was a cheerleader with the power of cell rejuvination, apparently, which sounds pretty awesome. I never watched the original show, but since there’s going to be a reboot later this year – Heroes Reborn – I thought I might get a chance to see her reprise the role. Not so, because she wasn’t actually invited back.
From US Weekly:
“It was a shock to me,” the Nashville star says, adding that she found out about the reboot through the grapevine. “In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it.”
“I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it,” she says of the reboot. “It will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that.”
When asked to speculate over what Claire has been up to, Panettiere responds with a simple “Who knows?” She explains, “It’s a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, ‘That was our show, our home, our family,’ something that we had a major part in creating,” adding that it would hurt if the reboot were to bring back its original characters.”
“I mean, I hope that they don’t have somebody else playing our characters,” she quips, adding, “that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure.”
Huh. I bet it kinda sucks that she wasn’t invited back, but maybe that’s because she’s doing Nashville? That’s all I can think of. Or maybe the reboot doesn’t have much of a budget so they’re going to bring in unknowns so they can pay them less? I suppose there’s always the chance that they don’t like her, but I dunno, I’ve never read any horror stories about Hayden, so I’m not sure how true that would be!