Miley Cyrus may have ditched her good-girl image long ago, but that doesn’t mean she’s totally turning a blind eye to her past. (It’s the best of both worlds, basically.)
Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of Hannah Montana‘s premiere on Disney Channel, and in honor of the momentous occasion, the show’s star re-grammed a throwback photo (originally posted by designer Jeremy Scott) from the set of 2009’s Hannah Montana: The Movie:
Prior to that, Cyrus shared a screenshot of a text conversation with Hannah co-star Jason Earles, in which she revealed her character’s surprising (yet somehow unsurprising) present-day location:
@realdukeofearles understands the insanity of it all….. Sending love to all my cast members on this anniversary …. To the world it's a celebration of 10 years but for us the journey began way before the world had any clue who the fuck any of us are ….. There was a very long auditioning process, and many chemistry reads which really is what sold the show to the producers and channel because no matter what went on over the years (which none of you have any clue about but It was like the real world but more hormonal teenagers) our love for each other was unquestionable…. Even though I feel disconnected to who I was at that time I will always feel eternally grateful for the opportunity and platform I was given …. None of it would have been possible with out every single person who ever contributed to the series …. From regulars , to special guests (and there were many magical ones @dollyparton 💞) to creators, crew , directors….. I am where I am because of loyal fans that I am thankful for and of course love dearly all the new angels who support me now….. Even though HM is chopped up into little tiny pieces and buried in my backyard she will always hold a very special place in my heart! Celebrate this day with us! Get real drunk and remember #HM4EVR 👸🏼 send pics gettinnnnn buck wild in honor of this special day! ❤️❤️❤️ #letsplayadrinkinggame watch HM and every time someone says her name take a shot! Yiew hew!
Young & Hungry‘s Emily Osment, who played Cyrus’ BFF on the show, also posted a throwback photo alongside Cyrus and co-star Mitchell Musso:
Ten years ago yesterday, Hannah Montana aired on the Disney Channel. Yes, this is what 14 year olds used to look like, no teeth no worries. Thank you to everyone who stuck with us all these years, we couldn't have done it without you, and hopefully Mitch still has his "STOP" belt buckle-because fashion. So nice to hear from both of these cutie pies this morning and I'm sure I'll see you both soon. Big, big love. ❤️ #tbt
Hannah Montana, which ran from 2006 to 2011, also starred Cyrus’ real-life father Billy Ray Cyrus, who found himself at odds with AnnaLynne McCord’s Naomi Clark on several episodes of The CW’s 90210.
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