Hayden Panettiere Nylon March 2013 Cover

Hayden Panettiere Talks Transitioning From Child Acting in Nylon March 2013

Hayden Panettiere Nylon March 2013 Cover

Hayden Panettiere Covers Nylon March 2013 in 3.1 Phillip Lim tank top, Marc by Marc Jacobs swimsuit top and shorts, H&M earrings, Alexis Bittar cuff

Nashville star Hayden Panettiere covers the March 2013 issue of Nylon Magazine, where the actress dishes on spending almost a decade in the Hollywood spotlight.

For her editorial spread entitled, Country Strong, Hayden is photographed by Cliff Watts in pieces from DSquared2, Boss, Marc Jacobs, H&M, Emporio Armani, Topshop, and Rachel Zoe chosen by stylist Christine Baker. See the full spread and interview excerpts below.

On growing up in Hollywood:

“I’ve definitely made mistakes. I was smack in the middle of that generation whose constant scandals were on the cover of all those magazines. Everyone was looking at me to fall off my horse–to make a mistake, just one wrong step. So I went out of my way to make sure that I didn’t even put myself in a position to be seen that way.”

On becoming an adult actress:

“Making the transition from being a child actor to an adult was tough. When I was a kid, it was just instincts. It never crossed my mind that acting wouldn’t work out. But when I’d grow up enough to start questioning myself, I started worrying and doubting.”

On dating in Hollywood:

“There’s no such thing as casual dating in this business. But then when you go through a breakup, it’s like a divorce. You have to put it out there eventually, because if you’re ever seen with another guy, even if he’s just a friend, you’re immediately cheating.”

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Hayden Panettiere for Nylon March 2013 in Dsquared2 leather jacket, Boss shirt, Ksubi jeans, and necklaces by Alexis Bittar and Rachel Zoe

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Hayden Panettiere for Nylon March 2013 in Dsquared2 leather dress and H&M necklace

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Hayden Panettiere for Nylon March 2013 in dress and headband by Louis Vuitton

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Hayden Panettiere for Nylon March 2013 in Emporio Armani jacket and belt, Topshop shorts, Alexis Bittar necklace