Why Miley Cyrus Wanted to ‘Copy’ Hilary Duff

by Jeremy Spirogis
Hilary Duff at the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019

While the Disney theme parks are what many kids all over the world could dream of, a younger Miley Cyrus had completely different Disney desires. Cyrus was simply 9 years outdated when the Disney present Lizzie McGuire premiered in 2001, the proper age to fall in love with the present, and its star, Hilary Duff. 

Fans of the present watched Lizzie, the younger teen, navigate her life with the assistance of a cartoon model of herself popping on display to show her internal monologues.

Cyrus has now gone full circle, from an adoring fan of Duff to a Disney teen star herself to attaining a profession past her younger success, creating a sort of stardom all her personal. Duff now appears as much as Cyrus as effectively, they usually each acquired to gushing about their shared admiration by way of Instagram Live.

Miley Cyrus auditioned for ‘Hannah Montana’ to be like Hilary Duff

Cyrus used her time in quarantine to begin conversations about quite a lot of matters whereas interviewing well-known visitors on a short run of her Instagram dwell present, Bright Minded. As a part of her “Women’s Wednesday” episode, she went dwell with Reese Witherspoon, Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, and her idol, Hilary Duff.

Before bringing Duff on the present, Cyrus performed an outdated clip from her Hannah Montana days the place she thanked Duff for making it cool to be a ‘good girl.’ Present-day Cyrus then launched Duff with a giant build-up: “The apple of my eye. The ruler of my heart. I’m getting the same quakes like I did in 2004,” she mentioned simply earlier than Duff’s feed popped onto the display.

Cyrus was all reward and couldn’t clarify to Duff sufficient simply need she meant to her: “I would never be sitting here, being able to be a light if it wasn’t for you and you showing me how to do that.”

Cyrus shared that the one purpose she flew out to Los Angeles to audition for Hannah Montana was to do no matter Duff did. She mentioned she truly didn’t care about being an actress or a singer, she needed to repeat Duff “no matter what.”

Hilary Duff thinks Miley Cyrus is inspiring as effectively

Over the course of the interview, Cyrus requested Duff what impressed her to begin appearing. Duff mentioned she needed to be like her older sister who was a dancer and went to auditions, however the dialog shortly got here again to the 2 performers’ mutual admiration.

Duff got here off as humble, centered, and appreciative and mirrored the reward proper again to Cyrus saying: “I can’t even believe what you’re saying to me it’s so sweet and so kind. But really I think that I totally look to you for inspiration on how to be cool and what to wear and what you’re doing and all of this shit.”

She additionally instructed Cyrus that she has been a shiny mild and has made so many daring decisions that encourage her and others. Cyrus responded by joking that she desires followers to know which you can go from “stalking someone behind their tour bus to Facetiming them live on Instagram.” Dreams do come true.

Hilary Duff is reprising her position as Lizzie McGuire

Hilary Duff at the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019
Hilary Duff | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Duff took the top of the interview to advertise her child care and female care merchandise and talked about that her present, Younger, is on maintain for now. What she didn’t go into was the introduced reprisal of her position as Lizzie McGuire.

The new Lizzie McGuire reboot was introduced for launch on Disney+, and manufacturing started within the fall of final yr. The present will characteristic Lizzie simply turning thirty, and with a lot of the authentic solid.

The present manufacturing went on hiatus, nevertheless, underneath a cloud of rumors that the reboot was not family-friendly sufficient for the platform. An official Disney spokesperson introduced: “After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show.”

The destiny of many reveals, together with Younger and Lizzie McGuire, are actually all TBD till additional discover.

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