She's a wanted woman!
"I learned that they have an arrest warrant out for me in Japan," Hayden Panettiere told E! News Wednesday. "We just found out."
The Heroes star bravely paddled out to the middle of the ocean with some activist friends to try and prevent local fishermen from slaughtering a group of dolphins.
She is being charged with obstruction of commerce.
To avoid being arrested for trespassing by the Japanese national police, Panettiere said she fled to another city and left the country immediately after the incident.
But, Hayden has no regrets. "I'd do it again," she said of the protest. "Very possibly, might do it again."
Panettiere doubts she will face any real jail time, despite the arrest warrant in Japan. "I guess they could come here and get us, but probably not," she said.
Most of all, though, Hayden is inspired by the attention her mission was able to get. "I was very excited that people were interested in what we did," she said. "In [Hollywood], you tend to only get publicity for not wearing underwear or going to rehab."
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