Miley Cyrus on the role that made her famous: She was my alter ego

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus was a guest on the show 'Hart to Heart' and revealed how the role of Hannah Montana influenced the development of her career.

Sep 28, 2021 - 12:38
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Miley Cyrus on the role that made her famous: She was my alter ego

"I got the role when I was 12, which is the time when you're the biggest sponge, you absorb absolutely everything around you," Miley Cyrus said about Hannah Montana, the character that made her a star.

"The concept of the show is that when I would alter my image and I would put on a wig and I would put on sparkly things that I held a new value. That I was valuable. It did translate into my real life. There was a different level of, like, hysteria when Hannah...the way that kids would react at these Hannah shows, versus when I was myself and I would meet fans out, it was different. And so, again, on that kind of psychological level, I guess that’s kind of why originally when I started doing solo projects as my own identity, I’d almost create kind of alter-egos of myself," says the singer.

Miley explained that she accepted the role as if she were a character, she did not understand it as acting.

"The character in the series was not originally called Miley, but the screenwriters and the director realized that it made the most sense to be my name, as much as I actually became that character. I grew up with her, she was me, there was no difference between us," she said.

On the 15th anniversary of the first performance, the singer wrote a letter to Hannah and said goodbye to her and the feeling that followed her, explaining she could not succeed without her.

Miley played Montana from 2006 to 2011, and when the last episode aired, Miley was 18 years old. Hannah Montana broke all viewing records in the first season, and Miley instantly became world-famous.

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By: Helen B.