Hayden Panettiere still has that new mom glow!
Four months after she gave birth to daughter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko, the 25-year-old actress opened up about her "out of body experience" as a new mom on ABC's Good Morning America Monday. "You know what it's like," she told co-anchor Lara Spencer, who has two kids of her own. "As long as your kids are healthy and happy and all good, I mean, it's fabulous. It's fabulous!"
Hayden also agreed that motherhood "absolutely" changed her lease on life.
"You just reprioritize, as you said before, and you hear that they're healthy and you don't care about yourself anymore," the actress explained. "I mean, it's the most out of body experience where you go, 'I will completely lay myself on the line for my child,' without even a hesitation."
"That's a beautiful feeling," Lara told her.
"It is," said Hayden, who is engaged to boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Hayden was on the show to promote Nashville's third season. Though the actress' real-life pregnancy inspired her character's pregnancy, that's where the similarities end. "She's trying to find herself. As you know, as a mother, you feel like you lose yourself for a second—which you should—and you're giving yourself and dedicating yourself to another person, but she is terrified that that is going to disappear, that all the work she's done throughout the years. That's her identity!"
Would Hayden ever consider becoming a country music artist herself?
"I would love to," said the star, who released a pop single, "Wake Up Call," in 2008. "My only hesitation was that people would not be able to differentiate between Juliette Barnes and myself. I feel like I want to dedicate myself toe the role that I'm doing. So maybe down the road! Maybe down the road! Maybe down the road! But I've got to find myself. I've gotta find that route and what I want to be and tell the story, because that's the greatest thing about country music is that it just has a through line of honesty. It's telling a story no matter what you're doing, even if you're telling a story about partying, you know? It's honest!"