Angelina Jolie is one of my inspirations, says Hayden Panettiere

December 9th, 2007 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Actress Hayden Panettiere has revealed that she draws inspiration from actress Angelina Jolie, when it comes to standing up for a cause.

The 18-year-old star admitted that she looks up to the Tom Raider star for inspiration.

“She was definitely one of my inspirations growing up and she was definitely somebody I looked up to,” People quoted Panettiere, as saying.

The Heroes star recently made headlines for her activism to Save the Whales in Japan facing slaughter from local fishermen.

An arrest warrant was issued for Panettiere in Japan after she and other activists paddled on surfboards into a cove in an attempt to protect dolphins.

“It caused a great amount of stir. In a town where people like to see young girls in Hollywood get arrested, she said.

There’s been discussion of returning to Japan, but we don’t have a reason why we would, and we don’t know of any good that could come of it at the moment… [but] I don’t mind getting arrested, ” she added.

The actress credits the success of Heroes with helping her to bring attention to these types of issues but feels that the success has spoilt her personal life.

“It completely ruined my personal life. I mean, you walk out the door and you’ve got ten cameras in your face. Obviously everything in my life is on display whether it be true or false 99 percent of it false,” she said. (ANI)

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