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Miley Cyrus Says That the Demands of ‘Hannah Montana’ Were ‘A Lot to Put on a Kid’

She may have kept quiet about her Hannah Montana past on her recent Carpool Karaoke appearance, but in a web extra from her CBS Sunday Morning profile, Miley Cyrus revealed how she feels about her Disney experiences, PEOPLE reports. 

“I liked being in the Disney universe because I didn’t know anything else,” Cyrus said in a chat with journalist Anthony Mason. “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 at that time and I got to be funny…that was awesome…I think that now that I’m older, now I realize that’s a lot to put on a kid.” 



It’s no secret that Cyrus has seemingly only come to terms with her kid-friendly origins recently, having taken drastic career moves to distance herself from the label of a Disney kid. Now in an obviously reflective, calmer phase of her life, she recognizes that being Hannah Montana required intense demands.

“To have [me] go get [my] makeup done and also balance school and then also have me dress up in a wig as a kid, it’s a little weird,” Cyrus said. “It’s a little Toddlers and Tiaras.” 

However, Cyrus definitely doesn’t regret doing the series, clarifying in the full interview that she looks back on it positively. “I loved being that character,” she said in the extra. “That’s what made people love her. Honestly, music is everything and all people want to have is great music. For that audience…that was great music for kids to listen to.”

As a bonus for those hardcore Disney fans, Cyrus even referenced one of her classic songs, telling Mason, “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.”

I couldn’t agree more. It’s good to see Cyrus recognizing how Hannah Montana made her the person she is today. 

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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