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Hannah Montana: 16 Exciting Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

Hannah Montana is a famous American television show that premiered on Disney Channel in 2006. This series focuses on Miley Stewart, starred by Miley Cyrus – a talented high school girl who happens to be a pop star named Hannah Montana and the journey that she has to go through. Hannah Montana was popular among millions of teenagers all over the world. Additionally, this teen sitcom became one of Disney Channel’s most commercially successful franchises and was nominated for four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children’s Program between 2007 and 2010. And teen pop singer Miley Cyrus rose to stardom.

It’s been more than 15 years since Hannah Montana first aired and the cast has now gone in many different directions. Let’s bring back some memories with 15 interesting facts about the making of this sitcom!

#1 Hannah Montana was originally named “Alexis Texas”

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#2 Miley admitted that she was likely the lowest paid actor on the show

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#3 Miley Cyrus originally auditioned for the role of Lily Truscott

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However, the director found her suitable so she was called back for the audition of Miley Stewart.

#4 Actually, Miley’s character’s name was Kylie Steward

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But during filming, Miley Cyrus’s father, who is also an actor in the film, kept calling the wrong name so they decided to change the main character’s name to Miley Steward to avoid confusion.

#5 Jason Earles (who played Miley’s 16-year-old brother, Jackson, on the show) was 29 when the series began

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#6 According to Jason Earles, it took up to 6 years for the audition process

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#7 Miley once revealed that one of the other finalists to audition for Hannah was Taylor Momsen

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#8 When Miley was called back to film more episodes, she was told to remove her braces and put on a retainer with fake teeth instead

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#9 On set, Mitchell, and Miley quickly became friends, while Miley and Emily faced feelings of jealousy and competitiveness

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#10 Miley even admitted that she and Emily had a fight during one of their on-set lessons

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#11 In order to save money, in some first seasons, all costumes of the characters were purchased at Forever21 and later switched to custom-sewn

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#12 Miley also revealed that Jason Earles is the most mischievous of the actors when he always teases everyone on set

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#13 At the age of 14, having acne made Miley feel so self-conscious that there were days when she didn’t even want to go to the filming set

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#14 If you look at all the titles of the episodes, you’ll notice they are all puns on popular songs

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#15 Miley once shared that playing two roles at the same time made her feel extremely tired and even affected her health later

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#16 But after all, Miley still loves this role because it gives her wonderful experience and the opportunity to be loved by everyone

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H/T: Buzzfeed

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