Hayden Panettiere: Dad Helped Perfect My Scream

Posted Thursday April 14, 2011 12:26 PM GMT

Showing off her goofy side for the cameras, Hayden Panettiere filmed an interview for "Extra" at The Grove in Los Angeles yesterday (April 13).

The "Heroes" star looked hot in Hollywood, donning an cute up-do and a one-shoulder, belted gray dress with nude-colored pumps.

Hayden revealed that she had a lot of practice making that perfect-pitched yell for "Scream 4," getting tips from her firefighter dad, as she told, "He always taught me - because I'm such a small girl - that you always have to look like you have somewhere to be and someone's gonna miss you if you (don't) get there."

Panettiere continued, "He used to tell me all the time when I went to the mall with my friends, 'What do you do if somebody comes up and grabs you?' He taught me to scream, 'You're not my daddy, you're not my daddy'. So I had a lot of practice screaming, You're not my daddy," adding, "Now it just sounds wrong... but I'm pretty good at screaming."

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