April 9, 2010

Miley Cyrus’ New Era

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Miley_last_song Ok I admit it. My cell ringtone is “Party in the USA.” Sure, it may draw a few stares (especially when I’m on a crowded bus and I can’t find my cell phone in my purse fast enough), BUT. . . it sort-of makes me want to dance every time I get a phone call. Anybody know what I mean? And who is behind my 10 seconds of happiness every time I get a phone call? Only one of the biggest names in entertainment these days – Miley Cyrus.

It looks like we’ll be hearing a lot more from her, even though her mega-hit TV show Hannah Montana is ending. We’ve got the scoop from her latest press conference, where she dished on her new movie, the melodramatic The Last Song (rated PG), and the conclusion of Hannah Montana.

Q: The character in The Last Song is a change for your career, especially with Hannah Montana ending now. How do you feel about that progression?

Miley: Right now on Disney, we’re finishing up Season 4 [of Hannah Montana]. As a new chapter is beginning, one that has been my life for the last five years is ending. It’s interesting to be leaving my security blanket behind. But it’s also exciting to get involved more with this movie. It makes me want to just continue to work and do more films.
Hannah Montana needed a complete ending for Season 3, and our show deserves that, too. With it being such a huge, big deal in so many kids’ lives they don’t want to see reruns forever. They want a really respectful ending. It really deserves that. It’s been such an amazing journey. It definitely had a beginning, and it needs an end.

Q: Do you think you’d do another Hannah Montana film?

Miley: No. The Hannah wig is out as soon as we finish that last episode. One will be in a museum and one will be burned or something. I can’t put it on again. It’s just too much.

Q: Making this transition to more adult roles now, do you have to be really careful with your choices?
I’ve gone these last five years with everyone telling me what to do. Now, it’s up to me and what I think is right in my career, so I’m just going in my own direction. I have to be careful, in a sense, to not lose who I am or the Miley Cyrus factor. I want to continue to do what I love, but also give myself new challenges and not just be the same person, over and over.

[Ratha: Hmm…what kind of movies do you think Miley should make? Should she be in an action flick like the girl version of Transformers? Or a sci-fi movie where she kicks aliens' butts? Let us know in the Comments!]

Miley_large Q: How did you keep from making your performance in The Last Song too melodramatic?

Miley: Julie Ann [the director] helped me with that the most. Because this was my first film, the first thing I did, when I saw a sad scene was think, “Oh, my character would cry.” And, she was like, “No, the whole end of the film can’t just be crying. There has to be some type of dimension to it.” You have to go deeper than that and realize what it’s going to be like, when you are watching an hour and a half film. You don’t just want to see one type of emotion. That was the biggest thing that I learned.

Q: Why did you decide to stop posting on Twitter?

Miley: I was just tired of telling everyone what I’m doing. I hate when I read things and celebrities are complaining, “I have no personal life!” I’m like, “Well, that’s because you write about everything that you’re doing.” I was that person that’s like, “I’m so sad. I have no real, normal life. Everyone knows what I’m doing.” But, that was my fault because I was telling everyone. I would Tweet, “I’m here,” and then wonder why a thousand fans were outside of the restaurant.

Q: How is life for you post-Tweet now?

Miley: I’m on my phone a lot less. I’m a little bit more social. I have a lot more real friends, not just friends that I’m talking to on the Internet. That’s not cool, not safe, not fun and most likely not real. Everything is just better when you’re not so wrapped up in that.

[Ratha: It's true. They say real life is better than a cyber-life!]

Miley: I just think it’s lame. I feel like I hang out with my friends and they’re so busy taking pictures of what they’re doing to put on Facebook that they’re not really enjoying what they’re doing. You’re going to look back and have 10 million pictures, but not be in one of them because you weren’t having fun. You were too busy clicking away. You have to just enjoy the moment you’re in for yourself and stop telling people about it.

Q: Do you know that you sound like someone’s mom by saying that?

Miley: Yeah, I do!

Q: What’s coming up for you with your music?

Miley: Right now, I’m just finishing up my record, which will come out towards the end of the summer. I’m really excited about that. This film was the test for me, to decide what I really wanted to do, and I love making movies. That’s what I want to pursue. It’s not that I don’t love music. I love music. But, I feel like I just need to get away from that for a little while. It’s my security blanket and I don’t want to always fall back on that.

Q: What style is your new album?

Miley: It’s kind of like The Killers. That’s my favorite band.

Q: Do you have your next movie project lined up?

Miley: I do, but I can’t say. I’m zipped tight.

Hmmm, but with a little help from my old friend the Internet, I found out that Miley might be starring in a remake of the 1985 movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun due out in 2011. I do enjoy her cover of Cyndi Lauper’s song of the same name. Perhaps I hear a future ringtone calling me. . .
Leave a Comment below, and let us what you think of Miley’s new direction!

— Ratha, Stacks Writer

Interview by Gerri Miller
Photo courtesy of Touchstone Pictures

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  1. snztt

    i think miley is just trying to get off the show and start making real movies zack efrone did it she thinks why cant i

  2. PSEpanda

    i’m a big fan you’re a great singer. i love kicking and screaming and party in the usa. i wish i could meet you like my friend did. wish you had more seasons in the show i can’t wait until this summer to see the new season. say hey to all of the cast for me please write back!

  3. SWSD12904

    I’m not Miley Cyrus fan, and I definitly think she can act, but not sing. I’m glad she is doing more mature things, and the Last Song looks like a good movie! Disney is really holding it’s stars back. I can’t wait for her mature new career.

  4. unogirl65

    Ilove you and you showiremeber walking around the house singingand matching every pitch of your song lol my mom would laff every time i sangone of you songs.

  5. julie

    Miley I adore you you are such a good actress and singer! I would pay 300 dollars to meet you in real life(I don’t have 300 bucks!But still) I love the T.V. show Hannah Montana and love the way you act in it!

  6. flequasia

    miley u need to get back out for more hannah motana like some people they just keep the seasons going

  7. DeJanee'

    miley you are the best i am your #1 fan.i can not leave out of a store without having anything in the store that is miley cyrus or hannah montana PLEASE don’t stop being hannah montana because she is cool and so is miley cyrus keep up the good work
    From your #1 fan

  8. Hanmon23

    I agree with rickriordanfan- she used to be normal, but now she’s just starstruck! ( like Christopher Wilde- lol!)

  9. Candysplash

    I CAN’T believe she’s going to get rid of Hannah’s wig!!! This is awfully sad…I feel so bad. She shouldn’t be giving up Hannah. I know you will make the right choice!!! =(

  10. Angelica

    Real life is waaay better than cyber-life. Miley makes sense. I agree with what she says about that.

  11. patience

    hi miley i am your bigest fan i am going to your cosert. my friend is your bigest fan to and she is going to your consert.she loves your songs why are you not hannah motana enymore

  12. fudgebrownie78910

    i love your show i wish it could last forever i wish i could meet you i love kicking and screaming and party in the usa please write back

  13. lauren

    U R an amazing singer!I love party in the USA>Do you like write all of ur music by yourself?Anyways…U ROC!!!!

  14. Jeny

    I was just joking….Miley is the bestest singer in the whole world and I was just going to say that I have her Posters everywhere!
    Are you going to stay on disney channel or are you just going to leave that all behind???
    Please don’t go because I could give you a lot of advice just Please dont go! or I will cry my dear hear out

  15. sashaxoxo

    im ur best fan why is ur show ending u are going to make me cry and itsad for ur parents is breaking up im really sorry tell lilly jake oliver i said hi im ging to miss yah its funny how u are 2 people by write me back

  16. rickriordanfan

    uh oh. More Miley Cyrus. I used to like her, but she’s had some BIG mistakes lately. I think she’s the person that does dramatic movies, not shoot em ups. I also think that it’s pretty likely that she’ll be staring in that Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Movie because she did a cover song for it. It sounds like a moive I’d see if it’s appropriate.

  17. Jeny

    Miley thinks it’s only twitter that ruins celeb’s lives but it’s not. Paparazzi can still find you. So she’s like blaming all the other celeb’s for that but it’s not them.