Just a Minute With: Miley Cyrus on Hannah Montana

Thu Apr 9, 2009 4:59pm EDT
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By Cristy Lytal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Miley Cyrus, the 16-year-old singing and acting sensation, makes her debut in her first staring role in a major feature film when "Hannah Montana: The Movie" opens in U.S. theaters on Friday.

In 2006, Cyrus landed the lead role on the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," a sitcom about a teenage girl named Miley Stewart, who has a secret identity as rock star Hannah Montana. Since then, Cyrus has become a teenage television star.

Cyrus has sold more than 7 million albums and her concert film, "Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour 3-D," raked in $65 million at U.S. box offices.

In the new movie she makes a trip home to Tennessee after fame and fortune have gone to her head.

Reuters' Fan Fare blog (blogs.reuters.com/fanfare) asked readers to contribute questions to an interview with Cyrus.

Q: Posted by Bianca and Catherine: Do you think that this next season of "Hannah Montana" will be your last?

A: "I'm working on Nicolas Sparks' film that's coming out probably later on next year. And this isn't necessarily the end of "Hannah Montana," but it's not for me to say. It's whether Disney wants to do more."

Q: Posted by Bianca: How is working with your dad? (Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also portrays her fictional father on the show and in the movie.)   Continued...

<p>Singer Miley Cyrus performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York April 8, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>