Like Lohan, the Heroes actress was a child star and acted in commercials before graduating to adult roles–but she insists that’s where the comparison ends.
Panettiere says, “I don’t have anything mean to say about Lindsay. The thing about this business is, when you’re a young person–generally a young woman–you get pigeonholed. When you don’t fall off your horse right away, people will try to knock you off.
“For example, the other day I was walking out of a bar in Hollywood, El Scorpio, with some of my Heroes castmates. Someone drove by and shouted, ‘Give them hell, Lindsay!’ I said, ‘Please don’t call me Lindsay.’ It’s sickening that people want to knock me down. They don’t know me!”
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