Singer Miley Cyrus has credited Hilary Duff for Hannah Montana role! The two former Disney Channel stars reconnected via Instagram live for Cyrus’ talk show Bright Minded: Live With Miley.
During the conversation on Instagram on Wednesday, Miley said that she wanted to copy Lizzie McGuire alum Hilary Duff and that is why she auditioned for the role of Hannah Montana. Recounting her teen years, she said that she was a huge fan of Hilary Duff. She said, “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.”
She continued, “And from the nosebleed seats I was hoping you would notice me and be like, ‘Hey girl, nice Uggs!’ I don’t know what I was thinking, but I was obsessed with your T-shirt. 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.”
“But the only reason I wanted it was so I could do whatever you did,” Miley further shared. “And so really, I don’t think I gave a s*** about being an actress or a singer. I just wanted to copy you no matter what.”
“So I just wanted to say thank you again for just inspiring me,” the pop star told Duff. “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.”
Overwhelmed by kind words of Cyrus, Hilary said, “First of all, you’re so sweet, and I feel like I’ve known you for such a long time,” she told Cyrus. “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.”
“I can’t even believe what you’re saying to me. It’s so sweet and so kind,” Hilary Duff said. “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 s***.”
Miley further joked, “you can go from stalking someone behind their tour bus to FaceTiming them live on Instagram,” that left Duff in laughter.
Some of the guests who have been part of the Instagram live of Miley are Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa among others.