Miley Cyrus: Screen Test

The pop star dishes on her crushes on Leonardo DiCaprio and Elvis Presley, the film that scared her the most, and more in Lynn Hirschberg’s newest video screen test. Read Ronan Farrow’s interview with Miley Cyrus here and see the star’s W Magazine cover here.

Released on 2/3/2014

Credits

Starring: Miley Cyrus

Transcript

00:03
Old school Leonardo DiCaprio.
00:06
Titanic.
00:06
I'll even go younger.
00:08
I'm down for Romeo and Juliet.
00:10
Honestly can't watch it,
00:11
because it hurts me to know.
00:12
I do it with Elvis too.
00:14
Elvis makes me...
00:15
I can't really watch his movies
00:16
because it makes me so sad
00:18
that I'm not with him
00:18
that it makes you want to reach through the screen
00:21
and have a panic attack.
00:22
My first movie that I watched
00:24
over and over again until my VCR exploded
00:27
was Steel Magnolias and I still watch it all the time
00:31
and I still cry like a baby.
00:33
My favorite part of the movie is when
00:35
Dolly say There's no such thing as natural beauty.
00:38
I snuck to see Chucky with my brother
00:40
and it was the worst mistake of my entire life
00:42
because we were both terrified.
00:44
Because we were so scared we had
00:45
to get in bed with out parents
00:46
and tell them that we watched Chucky.
00:48
And then my dad secretly let us keep watching it.
00:51
We kept wanting to scare ourself.
00:52
Even though we were terrified we want
00:53
to keep watching it.
00:54
I still think dolls might come to life.
00:56
When I was watching Toy Story 3 the other day
00:58
I was thinking about what if my shoes
01:00
were kind of like Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
01:02
I wonder if they come alive at night
01:03
and if they're sad when I get rid of them.
01:05
I pretty much have always just wanted to be a singer.
01:07
The first song I would always sing,
01:11
my go to song, was Tomorrow by Annie
01:13
and my brother would make fun of me
01:15
and very sarcastically say
01:16
Yeah Miley, everyone loves a good show tune
01:18
like a real asshole.
01:19
So I would lock people in the shower
01:22
because the acoustics sound really good
01:24
so I would lock people in there
01:25
so it would sound really extra loud
01:29
and sing Tomorrow.
01:30
My mom's always been really down
01:31
with whatever you want to do.
01:32
My sister is an athlete.
01:33
I'm an entertainer.
01:34
My brother is tattooed from his eyes down.
01:37
So whatever we ever wanted to do.
01:38
Dad's really don't want to see
01:40
their daughters get hurt,
01:41
so I think he realized that the industry
01:42
is such a painful industry if you're not strong.
01:45
I mean I think he probably knew
01:46
that people would probably talk
01:47
the way they do about me or say the things
01:48
and he never wanted me to be affected by that
01:51
or be hurt by that.
01:52
But I don't think he realized that I was going
01:54
to grow up to be stronger than I was.
01:57
I think it can be hard for people,
01:58
but I think he wanted to protect me from that.
02:01
My first audition I landed
02:04
and it was for a baked beans commercial.
02:06
And I hate that.
02:07
So I would it eat
02:09
and spit it into a bucket every take.
02:11
And my mom was pretty mortified.
02:13
I did go to the prom.
02:14
I went to the prom with a gay guy
02:16
and my parents sat in the parking lot
02:18
the entire time and watched the window.
02:20
I had Shirley Temple hair
02:22
and the full face makeup.
02:23
He looked hotter than me.
02:25
I was so mad.
02:26
I was so mad.
02:27
At first I asked him if I could wear the tux
02:28
and then he would wear the dress.
02:30
He was like I'm gay but I'm not that gay.
02:31
But I begged him to do it
02:33
because I was like It would it just be so good.
02:34
So I was full on prom queen and so was my date.
02:38
What I told Brittany before I did it,
02:40
I told her what I was doing,
02:41
she was like You're not coming out naked, are you?
02:42
I'm like No, I promise.
02:43
She told me just before she went on
02:44
she's like I gotta do something really crazy.
02:46
That's why I didn't rehearse for the VMAs
02:47
because Brittany didn't.
02:48
I think that's what people were so shocked by.
02:50
I think they thought it was more of a mess
02:53
because it wasn't choreographed.
02:54
But I think there's something kind of...
02:57
I'm so free that I think it would be constricting
02:59
and not as open and as honest
03:01
if I was doing some type of choreography
03:04
and it all looked like it was so planned out.
03:06
I think that was what was nice about it.
03:07
There was kind of chaos to it.
03:08
I didn't want to do what I was really gonna do
03:11
because I didn't want them to can me
03:13
from the whole thing.
03:15
People are still talking about it
03:16
so I'm really happy that I did what I did.
03:18
More young girls thank me for being honest
03:20
than do people criticizing me.
03:24
So that's all I really care about.
03:25
I hate leaving my house.
03:27
I feel completely paranoid when I leave my house.
03:29
Mostly it's not even paranoia
03:30
because it's real.
03:32
People really are staring at me.
03:33
I like being home.
03:34
I have 4 dogs so I feel guilty
03:36
when I leave them for too long.
03:40
Yeah, I'm pretty much always home.
03:41
I think people think I'm off
03:42
on a private island partying
03:44
but I'm actually just sitting at home
03:45
with my little rescue dogs chillin.
03:48
I get embarrassed when there's no people around.
03:50
I can do 10,000 people more than
03:52
I can sing in front of 10 people.
03:53
Sometimes it'll be in the middle of it
03:55
that I just can't believe that it's my life kind of.
03:59
It kind of trips me out sometimes.