Miley Cyrus Looks Back on “Hannah Montana,” Says It Was ‘A Lot To Put On a Kid’


Miley Cyrus pretty much marches to the beat of her own drum these days. CBS Sunday Morning visited Miley Cyrus on her family’s farm in Tennessee to talk about her career and what it was like to grow up in the world of Disney– and what it was like the day after her performance at the 2013 VMAs when she decided to officially break out of the “Disney Star” mold.

“I liked being in the Disney universe because I didn’t know anything else– I knew I was getting to live what I wanted to do, and I got to do two things I loved: I got to act and be funny and wear a wig and that was awesome– and I got to wear a lot of sparkly things, so that was cool.”

But today, she has a different perspective on the situation.

“Now that I’m older, now I realize that’s a lot to put on a kid– it’s a lot to put on a kid to have them have to get their makeup done, and also balance school, and have me dress up in a wig as a kid, it’s a little weird– you know, it’s a little Toddlers and Tiaras,” she said.

As for the undeniable fame of the show, she attributes it to the fact that she was acting from a genuine place.”Hannah Montana did feel real, and I loved being that character–that’s what made people love her,” she said.

She shared that she believes the music she produced during that time was great music for kids to listen to.”There’s a song that says: Life’s what you make it so let’s make it rock— never forget that. WISE WORDS,” she said.

As for her infamous VMAs performance, she said the day after the awards show was the day she realized she had a platform.

“Everyone talked about it for a really long time,” she said. “I woke up and it was on every news channel and everyone had their opinion about it. I was just doing what I wanted to do and I wasn’t hurting anybody so that was a good thing,” she said.