Can you believe it’s been a whole 13 years since Hannah Montana aired its pilot episode on Disney Channel? Yeah, us either! Alas, it really has been that long, but even after all these years it remains one of our favorite television series ever.
Whether it was the episode that Lilly discovered Miley was a secret pop star, or the episode where Miley/Hannah tried to bribe the paparazzi with an embarrassing photo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson so that they wouldn’t expose her true identity, we all had our favorite. Now that it’s been over a decade since the show’s first episode, though, you might be surprised to find out that there are actually some behind-the-scenes facts about the series you never knew about.
That’s right, you guys! From the characters’ names to the actress who was supposed to play Hannah originally, lots of changes were made before the show first aired, and for the most part, we’re so glad things worked out the way they did. We mean, how weird would it have been if Miley Stewart‘s name was actually Zoe? Well, it almost happened, but that’s just one secret of many that you never knew about the show.
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