Although Miley Cyrus left her Disney Channel character Hannah Montana in a deep, muddy hole—like, say, Shadow at the end of Homeward Bound—today (March 24), Hanny saw the light once more.
Cyrus shed her image from Hannah Montana when the show ended in 2011, pretty adamantly discarded her Disney persona when she chopped off her hair and started singing about molly and sex. She spoke out about how her role gave her body dysmorphia and held her back from who she really was. But on the show's 10th anniversary (it premiered on this day in 2006), Miley paid homage to her friendships and her formative years with an honorary Instagram that displayed a text message to former castmate Jason Earles.
@realdukeofearlesunderstands the insanity of it all..... Sending love to all my cast members on this anniversary .... To the world it's a celebration of 10 years but for us the journey began way before the world had any clue who the fuck any of us are ..... There was a very long auditioning process, and many chemistry reads which really is what sold the show to the producers and channel because no matter what went on over the years (which none of you have any clue about but It was like the real world but more hormonal teenagers) our love for each other was unquestionable.... Even though I feel disconnected to who I was at that time I will always feel eternally grateful for the opportunity and platform I was given .... None of it would have been possible with out every single person who ever contributed to the series .... From regulars , to special guests (and there were many magical ones @dollyparton 💞) to creators, crew , directors..... I am where I am because of loyal fans that I am thankful for and of course love dearly all the new angels who support me now..... Even though HM is chopped up into little tiny pieces and buried in my backyard she will always hold a very special place in my heart! Celebrate this day with us! Get real drunk and remember #HM4EVR 👸🏼 send pics gettinnnnn buck wild in honor of this special day! ❤️❤️❤️#letsplayadrinkinggame watch HM and every time someone says her name take a shot! Yiew hew!