Hayden Panettiere bounds across the lobby of a deeply fashionable New York hotel.She waves and grins broadly before settling into an armchair and seizing the cocktail menu.
Rudofsky had the same feeling when Padalecki auditioned.
“There had already been two Deans cast before we found him,” she says.
Earlier this year she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as the catty, conniving country-music singer Juliette Barnes in the new More4 drama Nashville. With her bad-girl persona, sequinned dresses and eye-wateringly tight denim hotpants, Barnes is a delicious departure from the good girls the actress is used to playing.
‘After Heroes I knew it was going to be an uphill battle for me to be seen as anything other than the all-American cheerleader,’ she says.
In addition, the Papal territories in Central Italy represented a buffer between north and south, especially after the 756 Donation of Pepin under which Papal claims to many parts of central Italy were recognised by the Frankish invaders.