Miley Cyrus on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: "I Don't Just Twerk and Lick Stuff"

Singer says she doesn't "really like getting dressed, period"

By Zach Johnson Oct 09, 2013 11:06 AMTags
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Miley Cyrus appeared sans pants when she stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Wearing an oversized white shirt and gold jewelry, the platinum-haired pop star joked, "I'm catching pneumonia in your studio right now."

"It's very cold," host Jimmy Fallon agreed, "but you have to wear clothes when you come on here." Cyrus laughed and replied, "I asked if I could bring a blanket and they looked at me like I was crazy."

Fallon went on to praise Cyrus for her Oct. 5 appearance on Saturday Night Live, in which the singer poked fun at her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance, the government shutdown, Fifty Shades of Grey and more.

"I feel like that was a good time for me to kind of show people kind of that I don't just twerk and lick stuff," Cyrus said. "I can sing. And I can act a little bit, too!"

She added, "I'm multitalented. My parents are proud."

SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan parodied Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video during her opening monologue, much to the musician's delight. "The thing I love about Bobby is he said that when the 'Wrecking Ball' video came out like a month ago, he texted the whole cast and called dibs. 'Cause he was like, 'No one gets this joke. I get it!'"

Fallon then showed Cyrus' Harper's Bazaar cover and complimented her mature, sophisticated style. Asked if she likes getting dressed up, Cyrus replied, "To be honest, not that much. I don't really like getting dressed up period, as you can tell."

During their interview, Cyrus also chatted about her audition process for Disney Channel's Hannah Montana. "I started auditioning when I was 11 and they told me I was too small, too young and had too few of teeth, because I only had about four teeth in my mouth at that time. And those teeth that I did have had big ol' brackets on 'em, so I was really cute," she joked.

"I went in for my first audition and then I came back with the braces and they looked at me like, 'What happened to her over the summer?' It was the reverse of the ugly duckling. I just kept getting uglier as a kid. Then it was like two years later and they were like, 'Okay, fine, fine—we'll hire her.' Because I wouldn't quit going to the auditions. Even if they didn't call me back, I would fly myself to L.A. and keep going back because I knew it's what I wanted."

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