Hayden Panettiere, who was awarded the Style Icon honors at the Hollywood Style Awards on Sunday night, admitted on the red carpet that the kiss she recently got from co-star Madeline Zima was all her idea.
She even admits that she persuaded the writers to include the lesbian tongue wrestling action. "I kinda threw it out there. The writers put you in relationships
and I was like, 'Can I just be with a girl or something? Let's do
that.' So they took it and ran with it."
Madeline Zima, the talented young actress who gets to bestow the honors on Hayden's cheerleader's lips, talked to the Dish Rag about wanting to have the power to fly, learning the "Heroes" lore, and the truth about her sexually and morally ambiguous character that even Claire's father is growing suspicious of.
"I watched everything. I feel like the fans are so hardcore for that show, that unless you watch, you don't know what you're getting yourself into," she admits.
Sounds like her character, Gretchen Berg, is gonna be around for a while. But Madeline's bright red lips (was that on purpose?) are sealed on Gretchen's secrets. If there are any.
Off-camera, she admitted she would not mind a repeat of that kiss. For now, watch the show tonight to see the girls' first encounter of the experimental lesbian kind.
Hmmm. Do you think her character is a goodie or a baddie?
Video: Elizabeth Snead
Photo: Hayden Panettiere, left, and Madeline Zima on "Heroes" / NBC