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Entertainment'I'm not a Disney mascot, I'm a person' - Miley Cyrus speaks candidly on shedding her child star image

15:06  12 july  2019
15:06  12 july  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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There was a time when Miley Cyrus knew she didn't want to be Hannah Montana anymore. The 26-year-old singer is getting candid about her child star past, revealing in a new interview with ELLE magazine that she felt "ridiculous" playing the blond-haired superstar after losing her I ' m a person ."

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'I'm not a Disney mascot, I'm a person' - Miley Cyrus speaks candidly on shedding her child star image US singer Miley Cyrus arrives for the Saint Laurent Men's Spring-Summer 2020 runway show in Malibu, California, on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Kyle GRILLOT / AFP)

Miley Cyrus "felt ridiculous" playing Hannah Montana after having sex.

The 26-year-old singer and actress spent much of her childhood playing a version of herself named Miley Stewart and her blonde popstar alter-ego Hannah Montana in the eponymously titled Disney Channel show, which also spawned albums, tours, and a movie entitled 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'.

Miley hung up her blonde wig in 2011, and has now said the character - whom she began playing in 2006, when she was just 13 - became "weird" for her after she lost her virginity, because she felt as though she was "crushing" the dreams of her young fans.

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There was a time when Miley Cyrus knew she didn't want to be Hannah Montana anymore. The 26-year-old singer is getting candid about her child star past, revealing in a new interview with ELLE magazine that she felt "ridiculous" playing the blond-haired superstar after losing her I ' m a person ."

There was a time when Miley Cyrus knew she didn't want to be Hannah Montana anymore. The 26-year-old singer is getting candid about her child star past, revealing in a new interview with ELLE magazine that she felt "ridiculous" playing the blond-haired superstar after losing her I ' m a person ."

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She said: "I [wanted to stop being Hannah Montana] once I was 18 because it felt ridiculous. The minute I had sex, I was kind of like, I can't put the f***ing wig on again. It got weird. It just felt like ... I was grown up.

"One time I went backstage at Disneyland, and Peter Pan was smoking a cigarette. And I was like, 'That's me. That's the kind of dreams I'm crushing.' That's how everyone felt with the bong video, but I'm not a Disney mascot. I'm a person."

And although she's no longer a Disney star, the 'Malibu' hit-maker is still proud of her past on the channel.

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The 'Wrecking Ball' singer gets candid about her child star past and growing up. "That's how everyone felt with the bong video, but I ' m not a Disney mascot . I ' m a person ." And while fans have seen Cyrus shed her squeaky-clean persona, she says she's "not ashamed" of her past as a child

And like many child stars , Miley Cyrus remembers the moment she was ready for more serious roles. ' I ’ m not a Disney mascot . Cyrus also recalled another time she saw another children 's character behaving like an adult and feeling like she understood them.

'I'm not a Disney mascot, I'm a person' - Miley Cyrus speaks candidly on shedding her child star image © Getty FILE - In this June 19, 2007 file photo Miley Cyrus, star of The Disney Channel's series "Hannah Montana" makes an appearance at the Licensing International Expo in New York. Costumes, props and tour items from the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” TV series are going up for auction. The teen sitcom featured Cyrus, who portrayed schoolgirl Miley Stewart by day and international pop star Hannah Montana by night. It helped launched Cyrus’ career and the franchise included albums, films and concerts. Julien’s Auctions announced on Thursday, April 11, 2019, all proceeds will benefit the Wilder Minds charity, which aids the world’s at-risk animals. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

She added: "It's pretty cool when you hear Cardi B was listening to Hannah Montana when she was in high school. That s**t makes me happy."

Miley is also pleased that she's now in a place where her career brings her "the respect" that she wants.

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Miley Cyrus Says the 'Minute' She Had Sex She Stopped Feeling Like Hannah Montana: 'I Can't Put “That’s how everyone felt with the bong video, but I ’ m not a Disney mascot . I ’ m a person . ” As a person who was once “ashamed” of her past as a child star , Cyrus brought her real-life experience

Miley Cyrus talks to ELLE about experimenting with different identities, playing Ashley O in 'Black Mirror,' and her upcoming seventh album, 'She is The Black Mirror episode feels like an exorcism of Hannah Montana and everything to do with being a child star . Yeah, I feel like I ’ m just not ashamed

Speaking to ELLE magazine, she said: "[I get] the respect that I want. When I walk into a room, people may think, 'Okay, she gets her t*ts out.' But they also think, 'But she's got a f***ing sick voice,' and that's all I care about."

'I'm not a Disney mascot, I'm a person' - Miley Cyrus speaks candidly on shedding her child star image Miley Cyrus Cyrus, who wed long-term love Liam Hemsworth last year, said she thinks some are still confused by her "modern" marriage because she identifies as queer.

"I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. But my relationship is unique. And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it ... I mean, do people really think that I'm at home in a f***ing apron cooking dinner? I'm in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women..."

She said: "I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don't fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don't even like that word."

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