Her most recent interview with Parade magazine is surprisingly mature and interesting. She doesn’t come off like an obnoxious teenager, and she doesn’t come off like a pretentious starlet. She sounds intelligent and thoughtful and oddly relateable. To be honest, the older she gets, the more Miley impresses me as a bona fide talent. She’s currently on the interview circuit for her upcoming flick, The Latest Song (which she filmed in Australia, which is where she met Liam). I’m very interested to see how she performs in her first “real” movie role. The trailer’s above, and, I’ll be honest — I like it.
Some highlights from her interview:
Finding unbiased love with Liam Helmsworth
“[Liam has] become my best friend in the whole wide world. I love him. He really respects me for who I am because coming from Australia, he really didn’t know me as the celebrity I am here. I got to tell him about myself on my own terms and my own way. He had no preconceived notion of who I was supposed to be.”
Her relationship with the ever-present paparazzi
“The other day I felt a little bit in danger for the first time because there were too many photographers following me in too many cars. And I have to ask myself, ‘Why would any other 50-year-old man who was stalking a 17-year-old girl go to jail, but not these guys? I’m not as American as anyone else?’ I mean, they couldn’t sit outside of a high school but they can sit outside my recording studio. It’s creepy.”
Knowing her faith
“The one thing I’m really strong about regarding my religious beliefs is that you should know a little bit about everything before you define your own beliefs. I think all religions have a good practice in them. Liam and I have been reading about Buddhism lately and it’s all about hope and love. To me, faith is about having a clean slate and a clean start.”
And what does she think about ditching Hannah Montana?
“What I am sure about is I’m going to rejoice and be happy to finally not have to be … well, to not be somebody I’m not exactly,” she says. “”As I’ve grown into it, I’ve grown out of it,” she says. “When I was 12, I thought, ‘I want to be famous all the time! I want everybody to recognize me! … [But] I hate being thought of as a product. I am not a doll, and people want to treat me that way… I’m older now. I have an opinion. I have my own taste.”
I love it! Just don’t develop a taste for cocaine, pretty please? I want you to be like the Lindsay Lohan who never gets hooked on drugs. TEAM MILEY!
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Pssst, beet. I think it’s The Last Song and was filmed in Georgia.
oh yeah! I was totally in Savannah for a few weeks last summer and everyone was busting a nut because miley was on tybee island….
oh come on evil beet… PLEASE don’t support this kind of “talent”… she’s what’s wrong with our culture nowadays!!! children growing up too fast, people being super mega stars ( and billionaires at 12!?!) and not really deserving it… everything and everyone is so futile.
talent and hard work doesn’t matter anymore…
i def don’t hate her, it’s not her fault. But please, don’t support her… everyone else is already doing it…
and before u make fun of me, english is not my first language so im really sorry for the mistakes
The problem is not so much your grammar but your spelling. English isn’t my first language either but you know, I make an effort when writing.
their spelling is just fine.
JBH, don’t put yourself down. You write well! It sucks that there are so many dumbass commentators who just bitch about other people’s errors. Complain about the writers’ typos all you want, but when it comes to other commentators mistakes it’s pathetic. Clearly not a lot of people around here are getting laid…
This girl works sooo hard. She barely has time to wipe her ass. I don’t understand where you are coming from.
Ok, thats true, but do you think what she does should be rewarded the way it is? she sings and she has a disney show for kids. how the heck do you do from there to one of the biggest stars in hollywood (in terms of being everywhere, and media frenzy) in a couple of years? i don’t think i’m explaining myself very well, i’m sorry.
it’s just that this kind of thing would never happen 20 years ago. now it’s too damn easy for these CHILDREN to get to the top and it really bothers me.
*how the heck do you go from there to being one of the biggest stars
oh god its actually full of typos. just ignore my post lol
Disney is known for making stars. They “created” Hillary Duff, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and to a lesser extent Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilara. Disney is a business. They want you to buy their products.
However, with the exception of Britney (who left Disney pretty young), Miley is the only true super star. She hit a nerve with parents and children by playing an awkward everyday teen who turns into a secret superstar. Isn’t it every child’s dream to be a star?
I also think she is super talented. I personally love her voice. I’ve seen you tube videos of her signing autographs and meeting fans. She seems to really care that she gives them time and attention. One teenage guy waited several hours for Miley to return to her hotel so he could get an autograph for his younger sister. She was genuinely touched and said something along the lines of, “You sound like a great brother. Your sister is so lucky to have you.” before taking 10 minutes to pose for photos with him and sign an autograph. Her staff had to pry her away. She seems down to earth and completely relatable.
I think she has worked hard and deserves everything she has. It can’t be easy growing up in the public eye. She had to listen to everyone call her ugly and make fun of her teeth, etc. That would devastate most teen girls.
WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAAAAAAHHHHH
that’s what you sound like.
“rewarded”? OMG, jealous much? you are almost as crazy as tila tequila.
there are so many things I want to respond to in this post but I guess a healthcare bill has just been passed so I guess I will go watch CNN instead…
Why doesn’t she “deserve” it? She’s worked her ass off. Does she not deserve legitimate compensation for her work? People buy what she’s selling. Why is that wrong?
yeah, beet, how dare you ‘support’ a 16(17?) year old singer/actress and hoping that she doesn’t turn into a crackwhore!
@jhj um.. everyone else is supporting her? in what way? I dont know about you, but pretty much everyone on the internet over 16 hates on her all the time. not just online but in real life too- people at my uni are always talking crap about her…
I have always loved Miley. I’ve taken my daughter to two of her concerts. She puts on a great show; she puts 110% into her performance. She also sings live, which is so rare nowadays.
I have to admit that I enjoy watching Hannah Montana. I always end up laughing several times. Each show tries to teach a moral: don’t lie because you will get caught and make things worse, don’t fight with your siblings because they are your family and you are stuck with them for life, being popular isn’t the most important thing in the world (she plays an unpopular-ish teen in her “real” self), and so on. They are good lessons for my 9 year old.
I think the media tries to portray her in a negative light way too often. If you look at how the media worships Taylor Momsen and how they crucify Miley for every small mistake, it is ridiculous.
WAH WAH WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
Try and be normal for 5 seconds, freak. Assholes like you are the reason I quite coming to this site for a long time. Too much fucking hate.
I read this interview too, and it reminded me of a very important fact. She’s just now 17. Of course she sounded stupid in all those other interviews! Most young teenagers do!
Poor kid had the misfortune of people listening to her and writing down what she said during her whole teenage life.
I’m not sure that most people would sound any smarter between 12-18. And honestly, for a 17 year old, she sounds pretty damned reasonable.
Miley is definitely getting more and more tolerable. Like Alzaetia said, she’s been an adolescent for the past several years. Being judged in your horribly awkward teen years is not something anyone should have to deal with, but Miley’s handled it incredibly well.
She seems like a smart, thoughtful and pleasant young lady.
maybe you should read the rest of her interview…
Why she’s steering clear of the country scene.
“It scares me, that’s why. It feels contrived on so many levels. Unless you’re wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots and singing and whining about your girlfriend or boyfriend leaving you it’s not going to sell. I think that’s why my dad finally got out of it. You have to wear those cowboy boots and be sweet as pie. It makes me nervous, the politics of it all.”
really, miley? because that’s exactly what your songs sound like, without the cowboy boots/hat. yeah, your music isn’t contrived AT ALL….
What she’s watching — and not watching — on TV
“I am screwed up in the mind a little bit because I’m not like other 16- or 17-year-old girls. I have no perspective of who exactly my fans are, to tell you the truth. Teenage girls in general are hard for me. I’m not a girl’s girl. And I don’t really watch television at all.
riiiiight. dissing country music, her fans, and television all in one interview. nice!
Miley has definitely become more tolerable as of late. I used to not be able to stand her – AT ALL – however she seems to be maturing and Liam sounds like he’s a good boyfriend for her. Now if only she could work on her singing….
I agree with all the people that said she’s become more tolerable.. I used to dislike her so much, and now even though I’m not a big fan, I’m starting to like her more and more. She definitely deserves everything she’s living at this time, because that girl has worked her ass off since she was about 12 years old. She works hard and gives her 100% in everything she does.
i think her and liam need to reread those books on buddhism. peace and love? that’s not how i would describe a religion where the first teaching says, basically, that life is suffering. i mean, there’s stuff about not causing harm and karma and taking the middle way, but peace and love is just a gross oversimplification; it’s way deeper than that.
not very impressive, miley.
dirt slut ye but you a nice little girl