It's been nearly eight years since the final episode of Hannah Montana graced our televisions, and in a new interview with Elle, Miley Cyrus shared the moment she knew she wanted to leave the Disney Channel show. Since the series wrapped in , Miley has talked extensively about her time on the show ; although she's now "proud" of the work she accomplished, she knew at age 18 that her time as Hannah Montana was coming to an end. Speaking with Elle for their August cover story, the singer said "the minute" she had sex, she realized she had grown beyond the series. It got weird. It just felt like I was grown up. The Black Mirror star said that she now believes she's earned respect in the music industry for her work outside of Hannah Montana, but she admitted that she's still trying to figure out who she is as a person and a performer. This interview wasn't the first time Miley detailed her experience of growing up in front of the camera.
The singer and actress can credit the show for launching her superstar career, but playing a child star didn't feel the same by the time she hit her late teens. I grew up. Cyrus likened her transformation to an image of an actor playing Peter Pan smoking backstage at Disneyland which she actually did see. In , Cyrus made headlines when footage surfaced showing her taking a bong hit of salvia at a party. The "scandal" broke in the middle of Hannah Montana 's final season, and Cyrus had not yet fully shed her innocent Disney image. Naturally, fans and parents weren't shocked. The actress later apologized , saying, "I made a mistake I'm disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans.
Hannah Montana was an important part of many kids' childhoods. Both the show and the catchy pop music Miley Cyrus created as her alter-ego was a symbol of s Disney Channel. But since the show ended in , and thus the existence of Hannah Montana, Miley has changed a lot. She was 18 when she killed Hannah Montana in cold blood not literally, of course, that just wouldn't fly on Disney. Now 26, she's lived much of her life in the spotlight, and she attributes her massive shift in character to losing her virginity. When asked in an interview with Elle if she ever wanted out of Hannah Montana during the show, Miley said:. It got weird. It just felt like
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