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. iluvblu

    Miley Cyrus was never my fave singer personally in my opinion i don’t think that she’s a great singer at all but some of her songs r ok they’re catchy and fun 2 listen 2 and sometimes they make great dance songs but she’s sooo much better at acting than at singing (in my opinion) but sometimes her acting can b corny but it’s better than some of the big actors and actresses but I’m kinda sad 2 hear that hm (the show) is ending cuz it was funny and entertaining
    But in all I’m not a Miley fan and I dislike her singing I just like her show and acting (sometimes) and I think the idea of a double is dumb I mean it just doesn’t make sense but I kinda like Miley and I think that Hannah Montana is pointless but I’m totally with Miley 4 getting rid of the wig

  2. popping fireprize

    I love the show Hannah Montana! he only thing about her is that she has done some bad stuff throughout her life.

  3. gishp


  4. kate

    is it true that there is no more is no more hannah montana shows. I saw on t.v and heard that you were starting a new season in the summer

  5. mrs_so_fly

    I disagree with you Jeny (comment #1) shes not dramatic at all and i mean thats her job to act and be dramatic. People make mistakes.
    peace and be breezy

  6. mrs_so_fly

    i totally agree with miley/hannah thats nothing to be ashamed of i mean she sung the song and she likes it i mean who wouldnt and my thing is if u dnt lyk it dont listen but yeah thats nothing to be ashamed of

  7. xoxo137

    I luv u! Haters r just jealous! :) I love ur show ur music! YES, u can sing! Ur voice is unique n i luv it! like my funky laff! hehe

  8. dancingprincessk2000

    Nice I would love to see your new movie I do under stand why you would stop Hanannah Montana and stopped texting on tweeter. I’m the famous girl in class this year it is like having no pusenle time and I get no breaks at all. And am only 9 years old and is in third Grade life is gust to short.

  9. Brianna

    Hi it’s ur #1 fan i’am not crazy about u but i like u as a friend ei like ur songs and style but ur show i do not want it to end i live in pa thats all i’ll say my name is Brianna i’am 9 i awalys wanted to meet u it would be soooooooo awesome miley i hope this is real chat with u cause if it is not i would be disappointed.

  10. girlsruletheworld

    Wow, I’m starting to respect Miley alot more. I think she’s doing the right thing. I was a little disgusted that she did some of the stuff she did when she knew she was a role model to alot of little kids, but I think shes gonna be alot happier moving away from kids roles and having more freedom, I mean think about it, if she did the last song, which is a really sad movie not all little girls are gonna wanna go see it, if next she dose some PG-13 movies little girls aren’t always gonna be able to follow her into those. But I have a feeling the little girls will be happy watching the hannah montana episodes over and over again! And Miley will be able to do more of what she wants. That’s great and I think what she’s doing is the right way to do it.

  11. Hiba

    Mi sounds sick and tired of Hannah! Hannah was a revolution once, but new, mature rules are more like the new Miley! Rock On Miley
    ~ Peace Out

  12. Lilac

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont watch disney channel but its annoying when im flipping through the guide and theres another repeat of Hannah Montanna on!!!But soon it will be over. Miley has made big mistakes over her time. most people dont think about that your only gonna be a kid once,your only gonna be a teenager once then you grow up and you eventully fade away into what used to be the rest of your life…