One week after her controversial performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus is being quoted as saying she never pretended to be anything like her squeaky clean Disney Channel character, Hannah Montana.
On August 31, UK’s Sunday People posted an interview with the pop star in which she admits she has major issues.
“Everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up,” she said. “I don’t have a normal life. I take a hiatus every now and again but I’m not good at that. All I do is work, so I eat to live and to keep going. People are impressed with me because I can sleep for just 45 minutes – I’m used to it. “
The self-described workhorse, who shocked viewers with her racy duet with Robin Thicke last week, also made it clear: She was never anything like her Disney alter ego.
“During ‘Hannah Montana’ I think people knew I was acting,” she said. “I’ve never been able to hide anything, a bit like Justin Bieber. Others who have been on kids’ shows try to act like their characters – but I’m not like that. I never pretended I was as good as the Disney Channel writes.”
In a new interview with Notion magazine, Cyrus had a message for her fans who are thinking about a career in the entertainment industry: “Don't do it' because you need to enjoy being a kid,” she said. “People don't realize but with so many responsibilities you hold an entire company on your back and you're a kid so you're supposed to (mess) up."
Speaking of her teen TV character, in June Cyrus told Billboard she can’t stand listening to the music she recorded back in her Disney days.
“Right now, when people go to iTunes and listen to my old music, it's so irritating to me because I can't just erase that stuff and start over," she says. "My last record I feel so disconnected from. I was 16 or 17 when I made it. When you're in your 20s, you just don't really know that person anymore."
So what can we expect in the future from the pop star, whose new album "Bangerz" hits stores October 4th?
“I'm going on a journey, and that's more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say,” she said. “And I'm still going to change so much. Because I'm not the same person I was six months ago. I'm not even the same person I was two weeks ago."