Hayden Panettiere, best known for her role on the hit television series Heroes, gives voice to the character Red in the animated film Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil. Like her character in the film, Panettiere considers herself to be a strong woman. “I’m pretty tough, I’m pretty sturdy,” she told Uinterview exclusively. “I was raised that way. I don’t know whether it’s the New Yorker in me or what. Being my size, my dad always told me, ‘Make sure you know where you’re going and someone’s going to miss you if you don’t get there.’ It’s these defense mechanisms and these street-smarts that wind up coming out.” Panettiere says she also relates to her character’s determination. “She winds up getting herself into all these predicaments because she winds up just winning and then somebody calls her a coward or a little girl and she snaps. She winds up losing the battle because of that. And I get it,” she said. “She’s a small little girl who always feels the need to prove herself.”

Panettiere regrets not having the opportunity to work with the other actors on the film, namely Glenn Close. “When you do an animated film,” she said, “you’re by yourself. You go in, maybe once every few months over the course of a couple years, but you’re by yourself. It’s really wild.”

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    I posted at least eight questions for Hayden, why were these lame questions chosen? I applaud Hayden for not going to sleep trying to answer them.

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Q: Hey, are you already excited to act with Nikki Reed together? :) xo - MajaPavkovic
Q: You're my favorite actress, ever! Do you have any upcoming projects (after Hoodwinked Too)? Love you! - Rumen3D
Q: Your favorite meal?:) Love you - Rumen3D
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Q: Do you still have plans to release an album and if so, when do you think you'll resume recording new songs for it? - Torpian
Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? - Torpian
Q: What is your favorite film and what TV shows are you watching now? - Torpian
Q: Who is your favorite actress and who have you enjoyed working with the most? - Torpian
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in the entertainment industry? - Torpian
Q: If you could play any character from any movie, what character would you like to play the most? - Torpian
Q: Your an 'out-doors' person with the world heavyweight boxing champion as your boyfriend. Your largest fan base is arguably young males more interested in sci-fi than sport. How do you relate to your fans? - Torpian
Q: If you could meet anyone from the present or the past, who would you most like to meet and why? - Torpian
Q: Actually, this isn't a question but if you could please tell Hayden that her fans are incredibly proud of her performances in Murder on Trial and Scream 4, we would be incredibly grateful! Thanks!! - Torpian
Q: How do you feel about your character in Hoodwinked Too? Can you relate to her? - Rumen3D
Q: Will you be coming back to Australia anytime soon. - GarryWilde
Q: I loved you in Scream 4 Such a great character. - GarryWilde
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Q: What was it like working with Rory Culkin on Scream 4? - minerva092
Q: Hey, Hayden, this is Rachel from Birmingham. This movie portrays some strong female characters. Are you like that in real life? - Uinterview User

I think so. I’m pretty tough, I’m pretty sturdy. I was raised that way. I don’t know whether it’s the New Yorker in me or what. Being my size, my dad always told me, “Make sure you know where you’re going and someone’s going to miss you if you don’t get there.” It’s these defense mechanisms and these streets-smarts that wind up coming out. So, yeah, I’d like think I am.

Q: Hey Hayden, this is Jennifer from Los Angeles, California. Is there anything about your character in Hoodwinked Too that you can relate to? - Uinterview User

I can relate to a lot of things with Red. She’s this tough kick-butt agent but she constantly feels the need to prove herself. She looks up to her Granny, who’s the best Number 1 agent and she feels like she constantly has these shoes to fill.

She winds getting herself into all these predicaments because she winds up just winning and then somebody calls her a coward or a little girl and she snaps. She winds up losing the battle because of that. And I get it; she’s a small little girl who always feels the need to prove herself.

Q: Thanks. What was your experience like working with Glenn Close in this film? - Uinterview User

I did one other film specifically that had a ton of actors in it and they all played voices in it. And it was interesting to go up to them and, having never met them before, say, “You know, technically we worked together!” But in this case, when you do an animated film, you’re by yourself. You go in, maybe once every few months over the course of couple years, but you’re by yourself. It’s really wild.