The final season of Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana Forever, kicks off this today at 8 pm on Disney Channel. J-14 counted down the days and posted a new Q&A with one of its stars each day: Emily Osment, Moises Arias, and Jason Earles. Today is all about the star of the show, Miley Cyrus. Miley talked to us about how she has changed, the Hannah Montana wrap party, and whether or not she'd like to have a secret identity like her character!
J-14: Did you expect so much success from Hannah?
Miley: I think I knew it would be a success because the writers are so incredible and the script was amazing. But I don't think I expected it to be like the phenomenon that it is. I don't think I expected it to open so many doors for other artists on Disney to be able to involve music and acting and all that. I'm really proud to be a part of a really cool family. I'm excited to move on to new things. But I definitely didn't expect it to take off the way that it did, especially so soon. I can't believe it's already coming to an end, either. It feels like we just started.
J-14: How do you think you've changed since the first day you were on set?
Miley: I think I've definitely changed a lot. When I came to the set, I had my mom. She was my assistant, makeup artist, hair stylist, and wardrobe person all at the same time. My mom had me in this t-shirt that she had got for me that says "I should have my own TV show." I had it on with my skirt and full face make up. I was just sitting there like, "Oh my God, I'm on a Disney set. My life is like about to change." Sure enough, it did. I just remember coming to work with full face makeup, and now we're all in our pajamas when we come to work. I'm definitely a lot more comfortable with myself and I don't need to feel like I need to get dressed up every day. This is just like a home to us.
J-14: Are you excited or sad for the show to end?
Miley: I'm really looking forward to it. It's exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Right after this I go into an independent film called LOL with Demi Moore. With Hannah, I've been so attached for so long. It is so commercial and so franchised and done for such a big market. I'm going off that type of show into a film that is an indie movie. There isn't a huge distributor behind it. I'll be making a film that we think is going to touch people. It's got a lot of edginess to it and it's definitely not just for the fan base of Hannah Montana. So that's both exciting and nerve-wracking. You never know how people are going react to that. But you've just got to choose things that you really like and that are right for you at the time.
J-14: How will you celebrate the final episode?
Miley: I'm really excited for the wrap party. I think we're all just going to go watch some of the gag reels, which is my favorite part of the wrap party. I love seeing the things that are flubs or whatever we said in between takes when we didn't know cameras were rolling. That's my favorite part. I always ask for a DVD of those because it is so funny. Emily and I will just be chit chatting and they'll be like, "We called action already." We're like, "What were we even talking about? " Our heads were not even in the game at all. So I think that's my favorite part.
J-14: Would you like to have a secret identity like in the TV show?
Miley: I think it would be nice maybe for a day. But after seeing this show, it's caused so much drama so many times in her life -- whether she had to lie to someone that she loves or whatever it is. I think it's definitely done some harm and it's done some good. But I just think it's more drama than it's worth. I think I'd rather just stick with one person. It's been hard sometimes promoting my record and the Hannah record, and doing a little bit of both. So I think I'm just going to keep it to one person for awhile.
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