Fans of Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton know each actress is great at bringing the sass! There's something even more fun than watching them unleash their attitudes on cheerleaders or school board members though. Just wait until you watch them sneer at each other!
The latest sneak peek at ABC'S Nashville is 10 minutes of entertainment gold. Panettiere and Britton's characters are both Nashville superstars. Britton plays Rayna James, a music industry vet struggling to stay afloat the traditional way (selling records and selling out arenas). Panettiere is the Taylor Swift-like Juliette Barnes, a crossover artist still managing to make millions in the hard-hit music industry. In the first 10 minutes, Rayna and Juliette both perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet it seems to mean different things to each of them.
Their performances are good, but the best part is the brief dressing room encounter between the two songstresses. Juliette immediate snubs Rayna -- first turning her attention to the men in the room, then brushing off Rayna's fame and mocking her age by mentioning that her mother was a fan -- the same mother, by the way, whose phone call just a few minutes earlier sent Juliette into a hissyfit.
Juliette will definitely be the character who brings most of the attitude to the show. She also completely ignores Avery Barkley's (Jonathan Jackson, GH) girlfriend when she bumps into him in the hall. She quickly turns on the charm and looks straight through Scarlett while she flirts with her boyfriend. Oh, the sexual tension!
It's too soon to tell just how accurately Nashville portrays the real country music scene, but it will be fun to watch how the season plays out. With zoomed-in city shots and expansive overhead views of the Nashville mansions, at the very least it's showing the city of Nashville in all its glory. If the Opry made it into the first episode, I can't wait to see what amazing Nashville landmark they'll film in next!
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