Miley Cyrus Quits Acting: "I'm Never Doing That Again"

Former Hannah Montana star now wants to focus on her music career

By Zach Johnson Oct 07, 2013 11:37 AMTags
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Miley Cyrus joked that her Disney Channel alter ego Hannah Montana is "dead" when she hosted Saturday Night Live on Oct. 5. Ironically, the same could be said for Cyrus' acting career.

During an extended version of MTV's Miley: The Movement, the "Wrecking Ball" singer revealed she's no longer interested in being a TV and movie star. "I thought after my show I was gonna act," she revealed in the episode, which aired Sunday, Oct. 6. "I did one movie and I came back and said, 'I'm never doing that again. I'm going to do music for the rest of my life.'"

The movie Cyrus was referring to is So Undercover, which also starred Jeremy Piven, Kelly Osbourne and Josh Bowman. Originally slated to hit theaters in October 2011, it was released direct-to-video on Feb. 5, 2013. It did, however, earn more than $2.1 million at the box office in overseas markets.

Bangerz has given Cyrus the opportunity to reinvent her public persona. "I'm starting as a new artist," explained the star, who enjoyed box office successes with The Last Song and Bolt. "That's how I think of it."

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The 20-year-old pop singer is eager to leave her Hannah Montana days behind. "My whole life it was never about having control. S--t would just come out with my face on it, and that was it," she recalled. "So now nothing can have my face on it, my name on it, that isn't dope—that isn't a part of the movement."

Currently single, Cyrus added that she plans to put in extra hours making Bangerz a worldwide success. "I'm gonna sleep when I'm dead," she explained, "'cause right now, this isn't the time to be worried about how many hours of sleep you can get or how much you can hang out."