Julia Roberts, Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus sure has a lot to live up to.

First her Hannah Montana movie director, Peter Chelsom, compared Cyrus to Judy Garland, Shirley Temple and Barbra Streisand.

And now, Julie Anne Robinson, director of The Last Song, says Ms. Miley could be the next Pretty Woman?

"She's like Julia Roberts," Robinson recently told me. "I feel Miley can do anything?action, comedy, drama. She's got it all."

Robinson says she was turned on to the Roberts comparison after Cyrus auditioned for The Last Song. "Our director of photography, John Lindley, worked with Julia years ago and when Miley came in for the screen test, he said, 'This really reminds me of when Julia Roberts walked on set,'" Robinson said. (FYI: Lindley worked on Roberts' 1991 thriller Sleeping With the Enemy).

However, Robinson does admit she didn't know much about Cyrus before they met.

"I wasn't familiar with her work. I hadn't even seen one episode of Hannah Montana," she said. "But when I met her, she's such a force. She's got this incredible power?I just thought, ?This is going to work.' "

But one thing she couldn't get her to do was grow a few inches. Cyrus' costar and real-life boyfriend Liam Hemsworth towers over the pop star actress.

During the filming of one scene, Hemsworth had to stand in a...hole! "It was so we could lower him," Robinson said with a laugh. "We had to get shots of Miley from the back of him and across his shoulder, but he's just so tall."


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