Heroes' high school cheerleader, Claire Bennet, is already back on-set, but that doesn't mean actress Hayden Panettiere can't have some fun with a few favorite summer things.
Like bikinis! Pur-rrr-rrr!
The 17-year-old hottie-in-training was pumped up for her singing debut - "The Star-Spangled Banner" - at this year's A Capitol Fourth concert in Washington, D.C., and took the time to give People magazine the lowdown on her summer essentials...
Hayden Panettiere's favorite summer song:
I love listening to Journey. They've got some awesome songs like "Don't Stop Believing" ... It's just a feel good song. It's like you're at a party, and they play that song and everyone just goes nuts.
Hayden's beach must-have:
A bocce ball set. My friends and I like to
make out play.
Bikini or a one-piece?
I'm a bikini girl. Can't have those tan lines! I love wearing bathing suits. They're comfortable. You always feel like you have to look good in clothes. I feel so much more comfortable with a bathing suit on because nothing's constricting in bad areas.
THG NOTE: Gulp. We believe her, having seen this bikini photo ...
I'm usually reading scripts, but I always love Harry Potter. I'm a dork when it comes to that. Harry Potter just takes you into a completely different world.
Movie Hayden is most excited to see:
Bruce Willis' film, Live Free or Die Hard. I think it's really cool that they're bringing him back. It looks really fun.
THG NOTE: Hayden may be a tad biased by her friendship with Bruce's daughter, Rumer Willis. But we're psyched for the return of John McClane as well.
Must-see TV this summer:
I love Entourage. It's a fabulous portrayal of what this business is really like. You've got the executive producer Mark Wahlberg, who knows all about the business and the actors in it who do, too. So you can't go wrong.
Summer food of choice:
I like a lot of fruit. I love mangoes and papaya and pineapple.
I would go to Fiji ... I'm dying to. I just read something in the magazine the other day that there are these underwater hotel rooms now in Fiji that are literally made out of glass. It would be my dream. It's like $15,000 a person to go.