Miley Cyrus reveals reality of gruelling 12-hour days she worked as a child star on Hannah Montana

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Miley Cyrus has given a shocking insight into the 12 and 13-hour days she worked as an in-demand child star.

The Used To Be Young singer, 30, was just 13 years old when she was cast in Disney Channel show Hannah Montana as Miley Stewart, the secret teenage alter-ego of titular pop star Hannah.

The show, which also starred her real-life dad Billy Ray Cyrus, aired from 2006 to 2011 and was the springboard for her to later release more mature music.

In a video uploaded to TikTok, Cyrus can be seen opening up the schedule on a tablet computer and is horrified to see that her day began at 5.30am.

The day – 5 January – began with “hair and make-up in my hotel”. At 7am, Cyrus was picked up, before appearing on the news at 7.15am, followed by “another live interview” at 7.45am, 8.15am and 8.45am.

From 9.30am until 11am, Cyrus was “meeting with editors”, before going “back to the hotel”.

Reading the next update, she said: “OK, I have to do an interview but the reporters are all fifth-grade students.”

Between 1pm and 2.30pm, Cyrus had a lunch interview with her father, “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Then followed a photoshoot for Life magazine, after which she had another photoshoot and interview for a Father’s Day magazine issue.

Miley Cyrus played the titular character in Hannah Montana (PA)
Miley Cyrus played the titular character in Hannah Montana (PA)

At 6pm, Cyrus had to arrive for a “kids’ online interview” followed by “another interview” at 6.15pm.

“Then the next day starts at 7am and ends at 7.30pm,” Cyrus said, sounding a little incredulous. “When I fly home to go to Hannah [Montana], that’s on a Saturday. And then Monday, be back at work in the morning.”

After taking it all in, Cyrus declared: “I’m a lot of things, but lazy ain’t one of them.”

A voice off camera can then be heard shouting: “That truly was the next four years of your life.”

Cyrus replied: “Yeah. So I do think this girl deserves a little endless summer vacation,” referencing the title of her album released earlier this summer.