Mother's Day

Hayden Panettiere Frets Over ‘Nashville’ Baby Drama

Her character suffers from the same illness the brave actress beat in real life!

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Troubled Hayden Panettiere’s pals are worried sick that her role as a tormented new mom on “Nashville” could trigger another real-life bout of crippling depression!

On this season of the ABC country music soap, Hayden’s character, songbird Juliette Barnes, is struggling with motherhood after giving birth to a girl, Cadence — in a plotline seemingly copied from Hayden’s own life.

Back in October, Hayden entered rehab to treat postpartum depression after the birth of her now 1-year-old daughter, Kaya.

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The actress admitted it’s been difficult playing the role after needing therapy to cope with her own problems.

“It was strange having to throw myself back into that frame of mind,” she said. “If you think for one second that a mother wants to feel that way toward her child, you’re outta your mind.

“It is one of the most debilitating, scary, guilty feelings that you can ever feel.”