Miley Cyrus, in a reflection on her early career, has revealed the grueling work schedule she endured at the tender age of 12 while working on Disney’s “Hannah Montana.”
The former Disney star, Miley Cyrus, has candidly discussed the demanding work hours she faced during her time on “Hannah Montana” when she was just 12 years old. Cyrus, known for her dedication to her craft from a young age, skyrocketed to fame in the early 2000s with her role in the hit Disney Channel show. She not only became a teen idol but also went on to achieve substantial success in the music industry as an adult. Now, she’s shedding light on the intense workload she experienced during those formative years with Disney.
Recently, Cyrus took to TikTok to offer her followers a glimpse into her rigorous 12-hour workdays as a 12-year-old while filming “Hannah Montana.” This video is part of her “Used to Be Young” TikTok series, inspired by her single of the same name. In the video, she revisits a hectic schedule from 2007, which involved nonstop preparations, interviews, and travel during the production of the show.
In her TikTok, Cyrus reads from the schedule, which began at a staggering 5:30 a.m., when she was just around 12 or 13 years old. The schedule included hair and makeup, news appearances, live interviews, meetings with editors, and photo shoots, all packed into a relentless day. Cyrus emphasized her work ethic and the demanding nature of her early career, where even interviews were conducted by fifth-grade students. The grueling schedule left little time for leisure or a work-life balance.
Cyrus’ TikTok series, “Used to Be Young,” provides viewers with new insights into her Disney days and her complex relationship with “Hannah Montana.” While the show catapulted her to stardom, it also came with its challenges, including the pressure to maintain a certain public image. Cyrus has previously shared her reasons for leaving Disney and her desire to showcase her authentic self beyond the character of Hannah Montana.
Many of her TikTok videos touch on the difficulties she faced in separating her real identity from the fictional character she portrayed on TV. Additionally, her initial music career was closely tied to “Hannah Montana,” with her first album, “Meet Miley Cyrus,” being a double disc that featured both Miley and Hannah, a decision Cyrus felt devalued her own identity.
Throughout her series, Cyrus highlights the pressure she faced from both the studio and fans to conform to the image of a fictional character rather than embracing her true self. However, the series also underscores her triumph in establishing her own identity and a successful career outside of the world of “Hannah Montana.
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