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Hayden Panettiere says fans won’t be disappointed with her return to ‘Scream’

Kirby is a fan favorite.
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It’s going to be a scream, baby! Hayden Panettiere joined Kaylee Hartung on Good Morning America in an emotional interview about her journey through alcoholism, postpartum depression, and how her return to entertainment is coming with a meaningful role for her.

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The conversation was an essential step for Panettiere, who has an upcoming People cover story where she shares more about her struggles with addiction and how she went from a happy-go-lucky person to someone who was often lost at the bottom of the bottle. The journey for Panettiere has been emotional, and her role in Scream 6 is something she was very passionate about.

Panettiere shared that she reached out to the team behind Scream to see if they’d like to bring her fan-favorite character, Kirby, back to the Woodsboro realm.

“I called them up myself, and I was like, ‘So you guys don’t like happen to want to bring Kirby back to you?’ I wanted to be in it that badly.”

So does Kirby survive for the long haul, or at least through the first — and always very theatrical — kill of the movie?

“I don’t think I can (tell you). But I don’t think anyone’s going to be disappointed.”

Principal photography for Scream 6 has begun now, and while she can’t give anything away, we know there’s going to be something important on the horizon for Kirby. It’s not just a return for the character fans loved so much; it’s a beautiful step for Panettiere.

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Ashley Marie is a staff writer, beat leader, Disney fanatic, and Yellowstone expert. When she's not filling her friends in on all the entertainment news they can handle, she's drinking her go-to Starbucks order — a caramel macchiato, thank you — and wishing she was at Disney World or spending time at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. With a focus on positivity and kindness in journalism, Ashley has been writing for a decade and hopes to keep bringing you articles for decades to come.