Miley Cyrus is best known for portraying superstar Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart in her Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana. The role is an iconic one but there is one thing that during Miley's time being on Disney she never got to do: star in a Disney Channel Original Movie.
In a recent interview, Gary Marsh, the the President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, explained that while Miley did have "a tiny, tiny role in High School Musical 2 in the closing production number at the country club pool," she's the only starlet who had a show on the network and didn't headline a DCOM. Here she is in HSM 2:
Gary went on to say that, "Shia [LaBeouf], Hilary [Duff], Christy [Romano], the Sprouse twins, Raven [Symoné], Brenda Song, Demi Lovato, the Jonas Brothers, Selena [Gomez]," all had leading roles in at least one DCOM, except Miley. She did star in The Hannah Montana Movie, but that was a major motion picture and not a DCOM. She really is an unlike anyone else!
To be fair to Miley, Gary explained that Disney Channel comes up with a script first, and then auditions actors for the roles, so no movie is made with stars already in mind.
"With rare exception, we wrote the scripts first and then looked through the roster to see who made the most sense for the role. We said to all the talent, 'You don’t get the part because you’re in a Disney Channel series.' You get first right to earn the part," Gary said. "Almost every one of [the actors] has to audition, and they all look at us with the same, 'But you know me!' and we say, 'But this isn’t you. This is a part you have to earn.'"
So that makes a little but more sense as to why Miley never had a DCOM. Perhaps she just never auditioned for a role in one!
Click through the gallery to see the best GIFs that perfectly sum up how great Miley was on her show. Then tell us in the comments section below which DCOM you think Miley would've been a perfect fit for!
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