Hayden Panettiere Covers 'Southern Living' March 2014

Hayden Panettiere Covers 'Southern Living' March 2014

Here’s another first — Hayden Panettiere is the first ever celebrity to cover Southern Living.

The 24-year-old actress opened up to the lifestyle glossy about her own Southern roots, setting up house in Nashville and playing a strong woman on Nashville. Check it:

On Southern Style: “It’s a lot more laid-back, which suits me better. In L.A. and New York you go out to lunch and everyone is wearing high heels. In Nashville if I see someone wearing heels, I get the sense they might not be from around here.”

On her own Southern roots: “My mom is from Kentucky and my grandmother is from Corpus Christi, so I had a better understanding of the South than the average person moving from New York. At my core, this is the kind of person I am and want to be. I like being in a place where people appreciate the little things and don’t need a lot of stuff to be happy. You can put a group of Southerners in any scenario and they’ll have a good time.”

On living in Nashville: “The people here are amazing. Living in Nashville gives me a sense of normalcy that I wasn’t sure I was ever going to get back in my life. When I first got here, all my defenses were still up, and I was waiting for that world to suddenly creep back in. When it didn’t, I realized that I can live a normal life here with people who don’t judge you based on what you do or who you are in the public eye.”

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