Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’ has recently topped the UK pop charts, but to some, she is still clean-cut Hannah Montana. However, the most shockingly transformed (image-wise) loved and hated star, Miley Cyrus, insists that she never pretended to be goody two shoes Hannah Montana in real life. Cyrus broke her silence to Cosmopolitan that Disney actually tried to stop her from growing up to keep its squeaky clean image. From Brittney Spears to Christina Aguilera, Disney should know the ropes by now.
In a sit down interview with Daily Star Sunday, Cyrus dished about how she truly felt concerning her public-given alter ego, Hannah Montana, and the craziness she endured with Disney fans. “Most people on Disney act as if they are really like their characters, but I never felt the need to do that. I never pretended I was as good as what Disney writes,” Cyrus declared. She went on to say, “They try to make someone not grow up, but you can’t do that to real, normal people. I don’t think I’ve ever had to exorcise Hannah, because I think people knew I was different from her in real life.” This comment strikes as odd when aside from Disney show Hannah Montana, viewers, fans, and the general public had no idea who the real Miley Cyrus was for a long time. Maybe Cyrus knew she was different in real life, but those who knew her from Disney were in for a rude awakening. When Cyrus released the music video to her latest single, “We Can’t Stop,” in June, with innuendos to drug usage, all night partying, twerking, and make-out scene with a doll—all while dressed in provocative attire—she was making it more than well-known that distancing herself from the seemingly self-hated Hannah Montana Disney image was the agenda. In photo after photo, it appeared more apparent to the public than to Cyrus her transformation after leaving Disney. In earlier photos dating back to 2011, Cyrus appeared regal, but slowly she was snapped in photos with less and less attire and more and more incendiary angles.
Cyrus goes on in the interview to talk about letters Disney would receive. “You’d be amazed at the letters Disney get sent. They say stuff like, ‘I can’t believe she spoke to her dad like that’ or ‘I can’t believe she wore that shirt.’ ‘Why does the lead star have boobs?’ Err, because she’s a female. It’s crazy. If I’m doing something, I’m going to do it right, but then once I’m away from it, I’ll do it my way.” As the public says goodbye to the beloved Hannah Montana and gets used to the love her or hate her Miley Cyrus, she has more than hinted that she is thrilled Hannah Montana is now behind her and that she can make her own mark, but does she have to go to such extremes to do it? The world gets it that Hannah Montana is a character of the past, but with this new character, who is Cyrus trying to convince—the public or herself?
By: Kimberly M. Scott