Miley Cyrus says that she’s outgrown her alter-ego Hannah Montana. In a new interview, she says she has done a lot of growing, but it’s hard when the character can only grow so much.
She said, “I’ll be 18 this year. Definitely you do a lot of growing, and that’s hard to do on a show that does have a lot of restrictions as well. Because there are things we want to do that involve growing up, but then what? Once you put them in college, it’s like, ‘Okay. Then Hannah Montana does what?’ So, it’s kind of hard to keep it going when there’s only really so much you can do with the character than can only grow so much.”
As for playing Hannah, she said, “I think it’d be easier if it was someone that was a little bit older, but it’s hard to still start a show at eleven and let it grow, but still appropriately, as you’re growing.”
Her father, Billy Ray chimed in, adding, “For Miley, myself, the cast, the crew, everyone — it’s just the right time to end this chapter and begin a new one. Miley as a singer and a songwriter, she knows where she wants to go… I think she’ll always be growing as an artist.”