HANNAH Montana made Miley Cyrus a family title and, to her legion of followers, her glamorous life-style mirrored her on display screen character.
However there was a darkish aspect to the fluffy Disney show, which first aired 15 years in the past at present.
Miley, now 28, has since claimed she was mistreated and underpaid by TV execs and left with physique dysmorphia and psychological well being points, whereas dad Billy Ray claims the present “destroyed” the household.
The kid stars have been additionally caught up in scandals – with Miley collaborating in a raunchy photoshoot at 15, Mitchell Musso’s profession marred by a DUI cost and Moises Aria being snapped in mattress with a 13-year-old Willow Smith.
“I will inform you proper now, the rattling present destroyed my household,” Billy Ray Cyrus instructed GC in 2011.
“There is no doubt about it. Someplace alongside the road, each mine and Miley’s religion had been shaken.”
Right here we study the poisonous legacy of Hannah Montana, the present that despatched little one star Miley off the rails.
‘I used to be getting espresso jammed down my throat’
Miley’s desires appeared to be coming true at 11 when she beat 1000’s of hopefuls to the function.
However the pressures of filming 12 hours a day quickly took its toll on the younger star.
“Each morning, I used to be getting espresso jammed down my throat to wake me up,” she instructed Marie Claire.
“I simply needed to hold going, be robust, be sturdy. All the things occurred to me on that set.”
She started to undergo from nervousness and day off with buddies was marred with panic assaults, as she dreaded returning to the studio.
“I’d have nervousness assaults. I might get scorching flashes, really feel like I used to be about to go [out] or throw up. It might occur rather a lot earlier than exhibits, and I might must cancel,” she mentioned.
“Then the nervousness began coming from nervousness. I’d be with my buddies, pondering I must be having a lot enjoyable. You get on this gap that looks like you are by no means going to have the ability to get out of.”
Telling the story of juvenile pop famous person Hannah, who manages to maintain her actual identification of Miley Stewart secret, the character left its star with a private disaster.
“From the time I used to be 11, it was, ‘You are a pop star! Which means it’s important to be blonde, and it’s important to have lengthy hair, and it’s important to placed on some glittery tight factor.’ In the meantime, I am this fragile little lady enjoying a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of make-up,” she instructed Marie Claire.
“I used to be instructed for thus lengthy what a lady is meant to be from being on that present.
“I used to be made to appear like somebody that I wasn’t, which in all probability brought on some physique dysmorphia as a result of I had been made fairly each day for thus lengthy, after which once I wasn’t on that present, it was like, “Who the f*** am I?”
In a single heartbreaking story from the present she revealed she bought her first interval on set, whereas sporting white trousers.
“It was so embarrassing, however I could not go away,” she mentioned. “I used to be crying, begging my mum: ‘You are going to must put the tampon in. I’ve to be on set.'”
She additionally claimed that she and her dad have been the bottom paid on set and have been exploited as a result of they weren’t used to Hollywood pay offers.
Transfer to Hollywood places household below pressure
Miley and her siblings – Hint, Braison, Brandi and Noah – have been used to fame, by way of nation star Billy Ray.
However Miley’s new function meant uprooting the entire household from their ranch in Nashville, Tennessee and transferring to LA.
The transfer led to cracks within the already stormy marriage between Billy Ray and Tish.
The pair twice filed for divorce – in 2010 and 2013 – earlier than marriage remedy and disaster talks saved the connection.
In an interview with GQ in 2011, because the present got here to an finish, Billy Ray blamed the pressures of filming for the household’s issues.
“I used to be going to work each single day understanding that my household had fallen aside, however but I needed to sit in entrance of that digital camera,” he mentioned.
Including that the present did irreparable harm at dwelling, he added: “I might erase all of it in a second if I may.”
With the wedding below pressure, Billy Ray had a public spat with Miley, who appeared to accuse her father of dishonest on Tish.
A tweet on her account, which she later claimed was hacked, mentioned: “@billyraycyrus since you will not reply to my texts I am providing you with an hour to inform the reality or i’ll inform it for you.”
Connected was an image of Miley herself posing with an unnamed lady, main followers to to suppose Billy Ray had cheated together with her.
Topless footage at 15
On the peak of her fame, Miley took half in a photoshoot for Vainness Truthful with celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz.
However the photographs brought on uproar, picturing the then 15-year-old topless, wrapped in a sheet, with tousled hair and smeared lipstick.
Miley launched a press release saying she was “embarrassed” by the shot.
Leibovitz later apologised saying: “I am sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted.”
However Disney bosses have been livid, saying, “Sadly, because the article suggests, a scenario was created to intentionally manipulate a 15-year-old to be able to promote magazines.”
Extra embarrassment got here when footage of Miley in a bathe, in a clingy moist T-shirt, have been leaked on-line.
The photographs of the star, then 15, have been thought to have been meant for then-boyfriend Nick Jonas, regardless of their ‘chastity pact’ sealed with purity rings.
Co-star, 20, snapped in mattress with Willow Smith, 13
Miley wasn’t the one one to trigger concern with inappropriate photographs.
Three years after the present ended Moisés Arias, who performed Rico, posted an image on Instagram of himself, shirtless, in mattress with a 13-year-old Willow Smith.He was 20.
The image triggered an investigation by the LA social providers however Willow’s mother and father, Will and Jada Smith, insisted the image was totally harmless.
He went on to launch an album and nonetheless works as an actor, most just lately within the 2019 film 5 Toes Aside.
One other co-star to courtroom hassle was Mitchel Musso, who performed Miley’s pal, Oliver.
In 2011, he was arrested for Driving Beneath the Affect (DUI) and misplaced his function within the Disney sequence Pair of Kings. A present he hosted referred to as PrankStars was canceled.
He has since labored as a voice artist on Phineas and Ferb.
Bongs, pole-dancing and pop stardom
Whereas Hannah Montana had been a squeaky clear singer, Miley’s personal transition into pop stardom was mired in controversy.
On the discharge of her third album, Can’t Be Tamed, Miley was clearly rebelling in opposition to her Disney picture, reducing her hair, protruding her tongue at each alternative and launched a raunchy rock observe Occasion within the USA.
However the 16-year-old’s look on the 2009 Teen Selection Awards, gyrating on a ballot on high of an ice cream cart, was deemed overly sexual by shocked viewers.
Days after her 18th birthday, she was filmed with a bong of psychedelic herb salvia and he or she instructed interviewers she was a frequent consumer of hashish.
On the time, Billy Ray Cyrus mentioned Miley’s TV “handlers” have been attempting guilty him for each wild stunt his daughter pulled.
“There is a prepare wreck taking place and my daughter’s proper in the midst of it,” he instructed GQ including that it was exhausting to look at her going off the rails.
“I’ve achieved some silly crap. But it surely’s completely different while you sit again and also you see it taking place to your little lady,” he mentioned.
“And a few of these handlers are maybe extra thinking about dealing with Miley’s cash than her security and her profession.”
Miley stop the function in 2011, as a result of she felt it was “ridiculous” to play the clean-cut teen after she’d had intercourse.
“The minute I had intercourse, I used to be sort of like, I can’t put the f***ing wig on once more,” she mentioned. “It bought bizarre. It simply felt like…I used to be grown up.”
Miley continued her shock ways to make headlines, famously twerking in opposition to Robin Thicke in a nude latex bra and panties on the 2013 VMAS and stripping bare for her Wrecking Ball video.
However, with probably the most US Billboard top-five albums within the twenty first century by a feminine artist, Miley has gone from power to power.
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In recent years, Miley has suggested she has come to terms with her experiences on the show and has even suggested she would play Hannah again.
“You know what honestly, I try to put that wig on all the time,” she says.
“She’s just in storage collecting dust and I’m ready to whip her out. I definitely would like to resurrect her at some point.”