Miley Cyrus does not want to be an ‘idol’. During Hannah Montana: The Movie press conference, she dished: ‘If you look at me as a role model I agree with it, but if you look at me as an idol, I don’t. An idol for me is someone you want to replicate, you want to be them and I don’t wish that on anyone to lose what
they have personally.
What I think people like about me is that I don’t try to change, I haven’t
let what I do for a living become my life and completely affect me. What I do in my personal life isn’t necessarily meant to be reported but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be.
I am going to make mistakes and I wouldn’t trade that for anything because I
always say the minute you stop making mistakes, the minute you stop learning.
I never want to disappoint people and my decisions sometimes not only disappoint other people, but disappoint myself as well. If I don’t then, all of a sudden I am not real and then you really can’t look up to me.
People are always saying I’m over-working and overexposed and that’s
what I want is all the attention but that’s not what I want at all. I
can’t help it if there are 40 photographers outside my house, I try
to keep my life as private as I can. If I had known coming
into this that I would have all those photographers outside my house I
might have given it all a second thought.’
Costar Jason Earles, 31, added: ‘It is unfair to expect a 16-year-old to raise your kids. While she does occasionally make mistakes, that’s a good opportunity for parents to educate their kids on the different decisions they can make.
There is things that are very inspirational about her, but anyone who thinks she, 100 percent of the time, should be can be the shining example, you are only misleading yourselves.’