Believe it or not, it’s been a decade since Miley Cyrus first started playing the beloved Hannah Montana Disney character on the show with the same name. The star was only 13 years old at the time! Recently, Miley opened up about that time and what impact stardom at such a young age had on her life and transition to a young adult.
During a brand new interview, Cyrus admitted she enjoyed being part of the Disney universe but just because she knew nothing else.
‘I knew I was getting to live what I wanted to do. I think now that I am older, I realize that is a lot to put on a kid,’ she stated.
That being said, Miley struggled a lot, just like her character, to be a young teen and a professional at the same time.
‘It is a lot to put on a kid to have them have to get their makeup done and then also balance school and then also have me dress up in a wig. It is a little like Toddlers and Tiaras!’
Not to mention she had to go on tour as both herself and as Hannah!
But of course, her years playing Hannah Montana were not all that bad.
Miley also joked that having to play the contrasting personalities of Miley and Hannah on the show may be the reason why there is a bit ‘wrong’ with her as an adult.
Overall, the singer agrees that the character and the show as a whole had a great message for kids.
She also believes her transformation from Hannah to the Miley today was much harder for her fans than for her.