Hayden Panettiere said she won’t be falling out of nightclubs anytime soon.
In an interview with a magazine, the â€œHeroesâ€ star revealed, “For God knows what reason, they compare me with Lindsay Lohan [and so] itâ€™s kind of become, â€˜All right, you guys can stay there and try knocking me off my horse.â€™ I want to prove them wrong now. I think that, now more than ever, young girls need a good role model. My mom always says, â€˜You are the books you read and the people you surround yourself with.”
But she wouldnâ€™t mind being called the next Angelina Jolie, saying in Washington, D.C. for the Forecast Earth Summit, â€œAbsolutely, I would take that. She was definitely one of my inspirations growing up and she was definitely somebody I looked up to.â€
She continued, â€œI grew up near the Hudson River in New York. I didnâ€™t grow up in the water; I donâ€™t surf. People think I surf because of the footage. I was just in a panic and happened to paddle really fast â€“ I was hauling butt!â€
Reflecting on the experience with â€œSaving The Whalesâ€, she added, â€œIt caused a great amount of stir.â€ In a town where â€œpeople like to see young girls in Hollywood get arrested,â€ Panettiere said thereâ€™s been discussion of returning to Japan, but â€œwe donâ€™t have a reason why we would, and we donâ€™t know of any good that could come of it at the momentâ€¦ [but] I donâ€™t mind getting arrested.â€