Not many people hold the title of both child actor and celebrity offspring simultaneously; even fewer hold those titles and transition successfully to television stardom by early adulthood. This makes Hayden Panettiere a rare breed indeed. According to a recent interview with “In Style” Magazine, one time child actor and now star of the hit sci-fi series “Heroes,” on NBC, Hayden shares that she’d like to have as many as four children of her own someday; however, contrary to her own upbringing, she will not allow her kids to go the show biz route.
The 19-year-old “Heroes” star, daughter of former soap opera actress Lesley Vogel, shares “I always said I want four kids – I love kids. I would love to be a [mother] and to have a family – for Italians, [a family is] the most important thing you can have.”
But in regards to being a child star, Hayden adds, “I think you have to be a pretty strong person to enter the industry that young and not be affected by it. I was lucky, but I’d never want my kids to be subject to that much criticism at such a young age.” Read more about Hayden in the current issue of “In Style.”