Hayden Panettiere is again on the massive display screen in “Scream VI” after a four-year hiatus — and he or she didn’t consider she might do it.
“It was daunting, actually,” the 33-year-old stated about getting again into the movie biz in a brand new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I used to be a 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 might do and to guarantee that I might nonetheless do it,” the “Heroes” star added. “However I knew I made the precise resolution. This was the perfect, the perfect first film again that I might have dreamt of. It was like coming dwelling.”
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 12 months. She additionally ended a six-season run on the musical collection “Nashville” in 2018.
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 solid, the entire crew, it was such a household. I hoped to seek out the identical factor right here, and I very positively did,” the “Nashville” alum stated.
“It’s top-of-the-line 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 12 months’s “Scream 5,” she made a really temporary cameo in a YouTube video and was labeled as a “Woodsboro survivor.”
When she heard that the producers had been making a sixth “Scream” flick, she jumped on the probability to reprise her position.
Panettiere revealed that she known as up the filmmakers and stated: “By the way in which, I may be alive nonetheless! And I may be helpful! Please, if there’s a approach, deliver me again!”
The mom of 1 made her appearing comeback with the most recent “Scream” flick, following a tumultuous few years, alcohol and drug addiction, in addition to the latest passing of her brother, Jansen.
Jansen died of an enlarged coronary heart on the age of 28 on Feb. 19 at his dwelling in Nyack, NY.
Panettiere teared up in her first TV look since his demise 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 of his jackets.