Miley Cyrus on Why She’ll ‘Never Do a Red Carpet Again’
The ever-evolving Miley Cyrus is the cover girl for Elle’s October issue and in the accompanying interview, she discusses social and economic issues that weigh heavily on her these days, even inspiring her to take a step back from the Hollywood game.
“[A year ago] I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again,” says Cyrus. “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important’? Because I’m ‘famous’? That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit—it’s like Zoolander.”
She also discusses her character in Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, a part which she says often mirrors her own values and frustrations.
“I’m playing this ’60s revolutionary, Woody plays someone who grew up in the suburbs of New York. He’s got an ice cream machine, and I’m like, ‘People are starving and you’re sitting here making ice cream?!’ That’s my thing [in real life]. For a long time, I couldn’t sleep because I just felt so guilty. I was covered in rashes because I was so stressed. Even today, I dropped my water on my hike and felt like such an asshole. There are children being sold into sex slavery; how can I go on a hike right now? So now I try to do as much as I can through Happy Hippie.”
Also, during the interview, the 23-year-old briefly mentioned her fella Liam Hemsworth’s latest obsession.
“I’m not on Pokémon Go. [This morning] Liam woke up and tried to go to the car wash because it was a—what do you call it?—PokéSpot. Like, ‘Got to go find them and catch them all! Ahh!’”
Miley’s Elle cover hits newsstands in select cities on Sept. 14.