Miley Cyrus may have been the star of Hannah Montana for four seasons, but she wasn’t always the highest paid cast member!
In a new interview with Elle, the 24-year-old singer and actress opened up about the early days of Hannah Montana, where she says she was the least-paid person on the cast.
“I did not grow up spoiled in any way. I just wanted to be on TV. I mean, at one point — they’ll probably kill me for saying it — I was probably the least-paid person on my cast because I didn’t know any better. I was just like, ‘I can be on Disney! Yeah, I want to do it!’” she explained.
Miley went on to explain that she and her mom Tish quickly had to learn the showbiz ropes.
“My name was Miley on my show, but I didn’t own my name — we didn’t think about that. Like, ‘Yeah, you can use my name on your show, sure!’ My mom started understanding how many people take advantage of a child, so she hired smart people to protect me in that way. I’m happy that when I was younger, people protected me and put me in a position where I can now control my music,” she added.