Remember the summer of 2013, when Miley Cyrus drastically changed her image from a relatively wholesome teenager to a 20-year-old woman who embraced her sexuality in a way that many regarded as vulgar?
Well, these days it seems that the young, polarizing singer has had enough of revamping her image because the music videos for her latest album Younger Now are very tame in comparison.
However, what certainly hasn’t changed is her candidness and the fact that she doesn’t shy away from speaking about touchy subjects.
In a recent interview, Miley Cyrus has opened up about how playing the main character in Hannah Montana had a very detrimental effect on her mental health.
Miley, who is now a coach on The Voice talked to CBS and delved into how playing the character that turned her into a teen sensation, fuelled some serious identity issues for herself.
“America feels like my aunt [telling me], you know, you’re growing up so much and we don’t want to see you grow up,” she said, “I think why people loved Hannah Montana was because Hannah Montana did feel real, and that’s because I was under there.”
Miley later claims in the interview that she couldn’t stop her Hannah Montana persona merging with her own personality, and according to the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer, her time on set caused irreversible harm to her emotional wellbeing.
“I think that’s probably what’s a little bit wrong with me now.” she explained “I mark that up to doing some extreme damage in my psyche as an adult person.”
According to the former Disney star, her risque ‘Wrecking Ball’ video did wonders for her sense of self. It allowed Miley to distance herself from the wholesome teen star she felt she was pretending to be.