Hayden Panettiere May Not Be Back For Heroes Reborn Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.19.2014
The cheerleader may not need saving this time...
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Hayden Panettiere revealed that she may not be involved with NBC's Heroes Reborn. In the original series, she played cheerleader Claire Bennet, who has the ability to heal from any injury (similar to Marvel's Wolverine). NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke previously said the network wouldn't "rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in,"
She said: "Well, it was a shock to me. In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it, and, I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that….I think it's a whole new set of characters. Who knows? 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 as well, and, I mean, I hope that they don't have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure."
Season four of Heroes ended similar to the way the show began, with Claire showing others her inability to die. However this time it was to members of the press, showing the world that there are special people out there. It will be interesting to see how (or if) her character plays a role in the spin-off.