Hayden Panettiere was Bullied by Classmates

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Actress Hayden Panettiere attends a screening of "I Love You Beth Cooper" at AMC Lincoln Square on July 7, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
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Hayden Panettiere has been in the entertainment business since she was less than a year old. You'd think landing plum roles in shows like One Life to Live and Ally McBeal would make a kid super popular, but such wasn't the case at the NY public school Panettiere once attended.

In an interview with Details, Hayden revealed that she was once bullied: "I was tortured, emotionally tortured by these girls. Every time I came back from filming, it would be me trying to find my way back into the clique. And they weren't having it."

No big deal - she regularly gets to play the popular kid, these days. Her upcoming role in I Love You, Beth Cooper has her back in a cheerleading uniform, but she's kind of over it. As jokingly told Zimbio, "I think I'm just going to start putting in my contract that I refuse to wear a cheerleading outfit for the rest of my career."

More pictures of Hayden Panettiere:

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  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
  • Hayden Panettiere in Seventeen Magazine Hosts A Screening Of "I Love You Beth Cooper"
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