Miley Cyrus sat down for a revealing interview with “CBS Sunday Morning”, where she opened up about what it was like to be an international superstar at age 13 thanks to the runaway success of “Hannah Montana”.
“I liked being in the Disney universe ’cause I didn’t know anything else. I knew I was getting to live what I wanted to do,” Cyrus says in the video above, adding, “I think now that I’m older now, I realize that’s a lot to put on a kid.”
Looking back, she admits: “It’s 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’s a little ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’.”
However, she also reveals that she has many positive memories from her “Hannah Montana” days.
“I definitely look back on it as a good time. I think what was hard for me was balancing everything. I think it got harder when I started touring as both — I toured as Hannah Montana and as myself,” she says.
“I think that’s probably what’s a little bit wrong with me now!” she adds with a laugh. “I mark that up to doing some extreme damage in my psyche as an adult person.”
When all is said and done, Cyrus says that being a part of a project beloved by so many, that also portrayed a positive message, was all good.
“I think why people loved ‘Hannah Montana’ was because Hannah Montana did feel real. And that’s ’cause I was under there. And people forgot that sometimes,” she continues.
“I loved being that character,” adds Cyrus. “And honestly, music is everything and all people wanna have is great music and for that audience, for what that was, that was great music for kids to listen to. There’s a song called ‘Life’s What You Make It, So Let’s Make It Rock.’ Never forget that— wise words. That’s a good thing to tell kids.”