Miley Cyrus tells Hilary Duff she inspired her 'Hannah Montana' audition: 'I wanted to do whatever you did'

Miley Cyrus tells Hilary Duff she inspired her 'Hannah Montana' audition: 'I wanted to do whatever you did'
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In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, Miley Cyrus has been right there with her fans through her daily Instagram Live show, titled 'Bright Minded: Live With Miley.' Among the fans and celebrities who tuned in to the singer's show was Hilary Duff. 

The 27-year-old Cyrus, who has had Demi Lovato and Emily Osment as guests, let 32-year-old Duff know that she had auditioned for 'Hannah Montana' to be more like Duff who made our favorite childhood memories sweeter with her role as Lizzie McGuire.

Cyrus revealed how much Duff meant to her and her career, and when Duff signed into the live show, Cyrus pulled up a video that showed Duff surprising Miley on TV. Duff shot to fame on 'Lizzie McGuire' that first premiered on the Disney Channel in 2001 while 'Hannah Montana' premiered on the same network five years later.

"So I wanted to say that I came to your concert when I was 11, and I told you that I wore a plaid skirt and UGGs to the show because you wore a plaid skirt and UGGs, and from the nosebleed seats I was hoping that you would notice me and be like: 'Hey, girl, nice UGGs'," said Cyrus.


"I don't know what I was thinking, but I was obsessed with your T-shirt and it was bedazzled and it said Nashville, and I immediately went and bought a bedazzler and I stayed up all night jeweling everything that I owned," the singer shared.

"And then I flew to LA like almost immediately so I could audition for Disney, and I ended up getting the role, but the only reason I wanted it [Hannah Montana] was so I could do whatever you did. And so really, I don’t think I gave a shit about being an actress or a singer. I just wanted to copy you no matter what. So, I just wanna say, you know, thank you again for like just inspiring me and I would never be sitting here and being able to be a light if it wasn't for you and you kind of showing me how to do that." said Cyrus.

Of course, being the sweetheart that she is, Duff replied, "Just to hear you say that I feel like you have been such a bright light and you have made so many choices that have been so bold and you’re an inspiration to me and to all of us — and you continue to be." 


Seeing two stars who made the dreams of many seem like magic that's possible, sent ripples of aww-ing throughout their fan base.

Duff also revealed what she's been doing during the pandemic lockdown, sharing that she's continuing work on her diaper and feminine hygiene product lines as she juggles being a mother. Duff has also stopped filming 'Younger' due to the COVID-19 lockdown. If you missed the episode, you can watch it here.


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