Playing ‘Hannah Montana’ Gave Miley Cyrus An ‘Identity Crisis’



It wasn’t quite the best of both worlds after all! Miley Cyrus shared that her an “ .”

“The concept of the show is that when you’re this character, when you have this alter ego, you’re valuable. You’ve got millions of fans, you’re the biggest star in the world,” said on Spotify’s “Rock This with Allison Hagendorf” podcast and felt that she played a character as often as herself.

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After Hannah Montana ended in 2011 after five years, four seasons and a movie, Cyrus wanted to stop feeling like she was the character in real life but she created a “characterized version” of herself which manifested in her Bangerz era which was known for her short hair, twerking and the infamous “Wrecking Ball” music video. 

“I never created a character where it wasn’t me, but I was aware of how people saw me and I kind of played into it a little bit,” she explained. 

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Cyrus previously told Howard Stern that with so much of her audience attached to a character it did a “lot of psychological stuff.”

“The whole show’s premise was that when I had my normal hair and looked like myself, no one gave a s**t about me. And then when I got all dolled up and put a wig on, all of a sudden, I’m being chased by people chasing my tour bus…When they go and kind of groom you to look like something else ― something that you’re not.”

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Meanwhile, dad Billy Ray Cyrus — who also played her dad, Robby Ray, on Hannah Montana — is reportedly keen to hook his daughter up with a new man following her split last year from Cody Simpson

The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer “knows a lot of eligible men in the country music biz that he thinks would be perfect for her and help calm her down a bit,” an insider told OK!.

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