Miley Cyrus has been known to play many instruments, but is the piano one of them?
Yes, Miley Cyrus can indeed play the piano, although she hadn’t always known how to. She learned how to play it for her role in The Last Song, but she plays it quite often now, and seems to enjoy it as well!
Read on to learn more about Miley’s special role in The Last Song!
Miley Has Always Had Musical Talent
The Hannah Montana alumnus has always had musical talent; her many performances on the show left no doubt about this. The series ended in 2011, and Miley has spoken quite often about how proud she is of her work with Disney. She once said, “It’s pretty cool when you hear Cardi B was listening to Hannah Montana when she was in high school. That sh*t makes me happy.”
However, Miley also has some mixed feelings about playing Hannah. She has spoken out about how she felt like a “Disney mascot” instead of a real person, and how it was difficult for her to shed that image when the show ended. She had been playing Hannah since the age of 12, and it was difficult for her to find more acting opportunities after the show ended.
Miley Had To Learn To Play The Piano For A Movie
The Last Song was the first major film that Miley worked on after Hannah Montana ended. She spoke about this at the time, saying, “It’s bittersweet. I’m not going to have this to fall back on. It makes me a little bit nervous. This was our life, this has been our main growing experience and to leave is hard.”
In The Last Song, Miley plays a piano prodigy – one who doesn’t sing at all! This was, perhaps, another reason why the movie helped Miley shed her Hannah Montana image. She started learning how to play the piano for this role. She spoke about it being difficult; saying, “I was glad that it wasn’t something that was so easy. I got the basics down which just made me feel more comfortable.”
The Last Song was a hit movie based on Nicholas Sparks’ work. Miley also sang the titular track for the movie, When I Look at You.
Miley Met Liam on the set of The Last Song
The Last Song is special for another reason too – it was on the set of this movie that the romance between Miley and Liam began to brew! After doing this movie together, the two dated off and on for many years. As you may know, Miley and Liam tied the knot in 2018 but called it quits after seven months of marriage. They filed for divorce soon after, and the divorce was finalized and announced in January 2020.
When filming for The Last Song, Miley and Liam – who played her on-screen love interest – got quite close rather quickly. When talking about working with him, she said, “It makes you want to come to work and make each other look good.”