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Miley Cyrus: I Had To Evolve, Hannah Was Larger Than Me

Best known for her songs in her illustrious career spanning 14 years since Hannah Montana (2006), Miley Cyrus gets candid about Hannah Montana days and the lasting impact it had on her life.

The 28 year old super successful Hollywood actress and globally prominent singer / pop star Miley Cyrus is a name and brand in herself today to reckon with and has a huge fanbase all across the globe. During a recent interview with a leading international digital entertainment magazine, she did explain about her Hannah Montana (Disney Channel, 2006 – 2011) days and how it changed her where Miley Cyrus said, I had to evolve, Hannah was larger than me.

During her recent interview with the leading international digital entertainment magazine, recalling all her good old Disney Channel days and memories associated to it, Miley Cyrus said, I had to evolve, Hannah was larger than me.

She finally opened up on her life during the show and impact it left on her in a recent interview, where Miley Cyrus said, I had to evolve, Hannah was larger than me.

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She finally opened up about how this TV series Hannah Montana was the one that made a totally long lasting impact on her fans and on herself as well.

Miley was barely 13 years old, when she started her career with the much loved and now a cult iconic television series Hannah Montana that launched her as an actor and singer officially where she did find the global recognition and fame but the Can’t Be Tamed (2010), Wrecking Ball (2013), Malibu (2017), and Midnight Sky (2020) singer also spoke in detail about how she learned to grow and develop outside of her character.

With more emphasis on this point, she said, “I had to evolve because Hannah was larger than life, larger than me”. I felt like I was never going to amount to the success of Hannah Montana. That’s how Lil Nas X actually knew of my dad [Billy Ray Cyrus]. He grew up watching Hannah Montana and said, I want to do a song with Robby Ray”.

Speaking about same point in detail, she said, “That’s literally what happened. Being a young queer kid’s idol that could turn out to be a Lil Nas X and create a whole identity for themselves off being inspired from watching me growing up. Or I hear artists like Troye Sivan say he felt more comfortable with his sexuality when I came out with My Heart Beats for Love”.

Furthermore she also told about the Hannah Montana impact and said, “When my peers are having these experiences and accepting themselves because of something that I demonstrated while they were a kid, that’s when I go, ‘S–t, I f–king am Hannah Montana”.

Miley explaining about how much she actually related to her character Hannah from Hannah Montana said, “Really, Hannah Montana was not a character, the concept of the show, it’s me. I’ve had to really come to terms with that and not be third-person about it”.

She also opened up about her earliest career days where she spilled about how during those times she was actually showing a side of herself to the world which was exactly three years back in 2017 during her Younger Now album.

Speaking about the same in more details she said, “A couple of years ago, it looked like I was living some fairy tale. It really wasn’t. At that time, my experimentation with drugs and booze and the circle of people around me was not fulfilling or sustainable or ever going to get me to my fullest potential and purpose”.

She also added, “There’s an idea that during the Younger Now era, I was pure. The media likes to have my hair or what I look like be the point of reference for my sanity. ‘Hair’s long and blond, she’s sane right now. She cannot be f–ked up on drugs. It’s when her hair is painted or she’s growing out her armpit hair [that] she’s on drugs”.

Towards the end of the interview, explaining briefly about how her real life was not picture perfect even when fans thought that she looked perfect, Miley said, “I was way more off my path at that time than any of the times before where my sanity was being questioned. I don’t like ever saying anything in a very solid concrete way, but right now I have been focusing on sobriety as I wanted to wake up 100 percent, 100 percent of the time. If I’ve ever learned to balance myself and to not take it too far, I would. But so far any time I’ve messed with that, it hasn’t gotten me what I want…That time in my life just wasn’t for me. In every way”.

Jumping forward to 2020, she on a parting note highlighted about how in this year she is in a much better place and emphasizing on same Miley signed off by saying, “Now I have this healthy perspective that I didn’t have before. I learned a lot about what I can and cannot be for someone else and what I can and cannot accept for myself”.

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