Say it ain't so!
Miley Cyrus loves posing for the camera—seriously, check out her Instagram selfies—but she's done posing for professional photographers at Hollywood events. "I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again," she says in ELLE's October issue (on sale Sept. 20). "Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that's red? Because I'm 'important'? Because I'm 'famous'? That's not how I roll. It's like a skit—it's like Zoolander."
If you want to see photos of Cyrus, you'll have to follow her on social media. But you won't find her on Snapchat—at least not yet. "I don't know how to use it," the 23-year-old "Dooo It!" singer admits. "I feel like I'll be an old lady that's too held back, because I don't keep up with it."
Cyrus is a bit of a Luddite. She's unfamiliar with Pokémon Go, for example, but her fiancé Liam Hemsworth is into the game. "Liam woke up and tried to go to the car wash because it was a—what do you call it?—PokéSpot," she says. "Like, 'Got to go find them and catch them all!'"
Terry Tsiolis for ELLE
Who can blame Cyrus for being a bit behind the times? The musician and actress spent her summer shooting NBC's The Voice (returning Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.) and Amazon's Crisis in Six Scenes (debuting Sept. 30). Rest assured, she's bringing her own quirky personality to both projects. In regard to The Voice, she says, "I don't want this to come off the wrong way, but I'm going to tell my contestants: Be Bernie Sanders. Be the person people want and love. Don't worry about the masses. That's how you make a memorable moment. Let people talk about it."
As for Woody Allen's new series? Well, it was an opportunity Cyrus couldn't pass up. "I'm playing this '60s revolutionary. Woody plays someone who grew up in the suburbs of New York. He's got an ice cream machine, and I'm like, People are starving and you're sitting here making ice cream?! That's my thing [in real life]. For a long time, I couldn't sleep because I just felt so guilty. I was covered in rashes because I was so stressed. Even today, I dropped my water on my hike and felt like such an a--hole. There are children being sold into sex slavery; how can I go on a hike right now?" Cyrus tells ELLE. "So now I try to do as much as I can through Happy Hippie."