Hayden: “I Didn’t Find It Very Hard Being Naked”

Jul. 7 2009, Updated 6:10 a.m. ET

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In a new interview, Hayden Panettiere discusses dropping her towel for the cameras and battling the rumors and her own inner demons.

“My dad has always said I was an exhibitionist when I was growing up. As a young girl, I'd be running around with no clothes and I was like, 'La, la, la, la.' So, I didn't find it very hard being naked,” she says about her nude scene in the upcoming film I Love You, Beth Cooper. “It's like I drop my towel and that's it. But that's just me though. Maybe other people find it harder."

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Though her life doesn’t quite parallel that of her popular cheerleading character, Panettiere does have some empathy for the trials of high school. “I can relate to people who behave a certain way because of anger or sadness or just genuine insecurity about who they are and the fear of who'll they'll become," she added to Parade. “I still have my own insecurities and I still am unsure about things and unsure about the future.”

As for her dating life- she’s been linked with countless men since her split with Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia- she also sets the record straight.

“I'm single and mingling. I am not dating anyone specifically. I'm not pregnant, if you see any rumors like that. I'm not getting married. I'm not looking for a house with anyone. Let's see, what else could there be? They're all rumors. Don't believe any of it. None of it's true."

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