"Hayden is my neighbour, actually. She pulled me aside and said, 'I need to talk to you! I need to tell you that my character's not based on you.' And I said, 'I know, Hayden. I saw the pilot. It's amazing.' I think she did an incredible job of being sinister and adorable at the same time, and we had a hilarious conversation about it.'" Taylor Swift felt reassured after Hayden Panettiere insisted her character in new country music Tv drama Nashville was not inspired by the singer.