Miley Cyrus rose to fame on the hit present Hannah Montana, the place she performed a younger lady named Miley Stewart. It’s not frequent for actors to have the similar identify as their characters, so some followers is perhaps questioning: How did Cyrus find yourself taking part in a character named Miley? In reality, her character was alleged to have a completely different identify, however there’s a humorous motive why it was modified to Cyrus’ identify.

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‘Hannah Montana’ ran for four seasons on Disney Channel

Hannah Montana premiered in 2006 and rapidly grew to become a hit on Disney Channel. It informed the story of unusual lady Miley Stewart who was secretly a famous person singer named Hannah Montana. Throughout the course of the present, followers adopted Miley as went via regular teenage life whereas attempting to maintain her pop sensation alter ego from being revealed.

The sequence ran for 4 seasons and even had a film launched in 2009. It constantly attracted thousands and thousands of viewers each week and had many well-known visitor stars, such as Dolly Parton, the Jonas Brothers, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Hannah Montana was additionally nominated for 4 Emmy Awards. It ended up successful eight Teen Choice Awards and two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, amongst quite a few different accolades.

How did Miley Cyrus’ character come to have the similar identify as her?

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Cyrus appeared on Hannah Montana alongside her father, nation singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Interestingly, it’s due to Billy Ray that Cyrus’ character had the similar identify as her. The character was initially alleged to be known as Kylie. However, Billy Ray’s errors on set have been what led to the identify change.

As he informed People in 2017, “Hannah Montana was originally written about Kylie, and … up until the day we started filming the pilot, it was still Kylie. But I kept saying ‘Miley,’ and by the third time into it somebody stopped and said, ‘Wait a minute, everybody, script change … Kylie is now Miley.”

However, it appears Billy Ray believes the identify change proved to be a good factor. He added, “I think looking back at it, that was quintessential to who Hannah Montana was because what it did was open up a door to the real [Miley].”

At the time, Cyrus’ actual identify was additionally not Miley. She was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, however Billy Ray gave her the nickname Smiley as a youngster, which finally grew to become Miley. Cyrus did legally change her identify to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008.

Hannah Montana was additionally alleged to be known as one thing else

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Even Miley Stewart’s alter ego, Hannah Montana, was initially known as one thing else: Alexis Texas.

Unfortunately, in keeping with Capital FM, the present’s creators found that Alexis Texas was the identify of an grownup movie star. Seeing as this was a Disney Channel sequence, it made sense that the character was not related to one thing R-rated. As such, Alexis Texas was finally modified to Hannah Montana.