"I'm actually a big sissy when it comes to horror movies."

Every slasher flick needs a fine-looking scream queen to indulge in a little high-risk hanky panky, lead the killer on a frantic foot race through the woods, develop the desperate guts to fight back and -- should she be so lucky -- live to tell about it.

In 'Friday the 13th,' the new horror reboot from horror reboot masters Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (2003's 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' 2005's 'The Amityville Horror' and 2010's upcoming 'Nightmare on Elm Street'), that role belongs to rising star Danielle Panabaker.

Best known for playing James Woods' daughter on the CBS series 'Shark,' Panabaker is becoming a regular on the big screen too. Early roles include family fare like 2005's 'Sky High,' but the 21-year-old actress began growing out of her PG threads with the Kevin Costner thriller 'Mr. Brooks.' Panabaker came out from under the bed to talk to Moviefone about running from Jason Voorhees -- who it turns out, is much sweeter once you get to know him.

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