Hayden Panettiere in Southern Living March 2014: Don't Hide Behind A Lot of Makeup

Posted Tuesday February 18, 2014 3:18 PM GMT

Taking time away from the set of her hit ABC series “Nashville,” Hayden Panettiere soaked up the spotlight by covering the March 2014 issue of Southern Living magazine.

The 24-year-old actress looked picture perfect in designer garbs from Rebecca Minkoff and Badgley Mischka for the Jeremy Cowart-shot spread while opening up about everything from her new life in Nashville to relating to her character on the show.

Check out GossipCenter’s recap of Miss Panettiere’s Q&A session below. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Southern Living!

On her life in Nashville:
“The people here are amazing. Living in Nashville gives me a sense of normalcy that I wasn't sure I was ever going to get back in my life. When I first got here, all my defenses were still up, and I was waiting for that world to suddenly creep back in. When it didn't, I realized that I can live a normal life here with people who don't judge you based on what you do or who you are in the public eye.”

On her love for country music:
“My parents love country music, so I listened to a lot of it growing up. Alison Krauss' 'The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn' is still one of my favorite songs of all time. And Faith Hill is an icon.”

On her role as Juliette:
“While my character, Juliette, is a lot more glam than I am—I like to be more casual—I do enjoy getting dolled up. I love Juliette's shoe collection! We're definitely the same in that department.”

On her beauty secrets:
“Less is more. Don't hide behind a lot of makeup. I always have Neutrogena's makeup remover wipes on me. It is so important to let your skin breathe.”

Photo Credit: Jeremy Cowart for Southern Living