Miley Cyrus Details Her “Identity Crisis” Following Hannah Montana

"And again, like talk about an identity crisis, like I had gone from being a character almost as often as I was myself. News RewindIt wasn't the best of both worlds after all for Miley Cyrus. "Bangerz was the first record that I made after not being on my TV show for the past 10 years," she explained. And actually the concept of the show is that when you're this character, when you have this alter ego, you're valuable. photosMiley Cyrus' Most Candid ConfessionsOf that time in her life, Miley told Rock This that it was "drilled" into her head that without Hannah Montana, "no one cares about you," and that she "really had to break that" in order to grow as an artist. class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>Miley Cyrus Details Her “Identity Crisis” Following Hannah MontanaIn a new interview with Spotify's Rock This, Miley Cyrus talked about how playing a character for so long on Hannah Montana made it difficult to find her own voice.By Kaitlin Reilly Mar 05, 2021 7:07 PMTagsMiley CyrusHannah MontanaCelebritiesWatch: Relive "Hannah Montana" Days on Miley's Birthday: E! I wasn't a star anymore."
Hannah Montana premiered in 2006, when Miley was just 13. You've got like millions of fans, you're like the biggest star in the world. Rob Latour/Shutterstock, Byron J Cohen/Disney Channel/Kobal/Shutterstock It ended its run in 2011, after releasing a theatrical film and launching a concert, which coupled the second Hannah Montana soundtrack with Miley's debut album, Meet Miley Cyrus. In a new interview with Spotify's Rock This with host Allison Hagendorf, the Plastic Hearts artist talked about how her early days of fame on Disney Channel's Hannah Montana—in which she played a teen also named Miley who had a secret identity as a superstar—messed with her head. And then the concept was that when I looked like myself, when I didn't have the wig on anymore, that no one cared about me.