How 'Hannah Montana' Made And Challenged Miley Cyrus

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How 'Hannah Montana' Made And Challenged Miley Cyrus

Hannah Montana was the tale of two lives, lived by Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana, but, behind-the-scenes, its star was dealing with her own triple identity as Miley Cyrus and Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana. Perhaps there is no better example of a star's career made and hindered by the Disney Machine than Cyrus, who, as a teenager, went from being Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter to one of the most famous individuals in the world in less than one year.

It's a tale of fame that turns out to be not so aspirational, as my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I find out in our latest episode of our TV origins podcast, TV. Watch. Repeat. In the episode, we dig into the history of Hannah Montana, wonder whether Miley Stewart really ever wanted to become a pop star in the first place, and ponder the utility of adult laugh tracks in Disney Channel Originals.

So grab your blonde wig and enjoy the story of Hannah Montana on our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our daily pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!

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