Cyrus shared details about how starring in “Hannah Montana,” where Cyrus plays a regular teen by day and a pop star by night, made her feel that “no one cared” about her.
“Talk about an identity crisis. I (was) a character almost as often as I was myself, and actually the concept of the show is that when you’re this character (and) when you have this alter ego, you’re valuable,” Cyrus said on Friday’s episode of the “Rock This with Allison Hagendorf” podcast. “And then the concept was that when I looked like myself, when I didn’t have the wig on anymore, that no one cared about me.”
“I wasn’t a star anymore. That was drilled into my head, like without being Hannah Montana no one cares about you,” she continued.
The “Party in the USA” singer described her childhood stardom as a time that made her feel inadequate when she wasn’t in character, revealing she created a “characterized version” of herself to receive attention.
“I never created a character that wasn’t me, but I was aware of how people saw me and I kind of played into it a little bit,” she said.
Cyrus still remains aware of how others see her, and has been candid about her sobriety, her marriage and the media’s image of her.
In an interview with Rolling Stone published in December, Cyrus…