HOLLYWOOD — Disney’s unstoppable juggernaut hit “Hannah Montana” is moving to the big screen, and the finish line is getting closer for the April 10 release. Now, one of [artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus’[/artist] co-stars is spilling details on the sweet scenes, secret guest stars and star-worthy acting that will make the flick much different from the TV show.
“We are so not even supposed to talk about it,” grinned Mitchel Musso, who plays Cyrus’ funny friend Oliver (and Mike) in both the show and movie versions of “Montana,” when we caught up with him this week on the red carpet for the premiere of the new [artist id="2088128"]Jonas Brothers[/artist] movie. “But, there are some very big people.”
The first of these top-secret guest stars also makes an appearance in [movie id="390709"]“Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.”[/movie] “[artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] is in the movie,” the 17-year-old Musso revealed. “She’s hilarious, and unbelievably talented.”
“I hate hiding it,” Musso said, letting it slip that the other big names showing up in “Hannah Montana: The Movie” aren’t merely Disney talents. “I’m saying big, feature-film stars and big musicians.” Everyone from Tyra Banks to Vanessa Williams to Dolly Parton is rumored to be in the cast (and those three are even listed on the flick’s IMDb page).
As for his favorite scene in the movie, the young comedic actor said he’ll never forget the first day he was on the set. “I think my favorite scene was when I blow up a cake all over the place,” he grinned. “Lily [played by Emily Osment], Miley’s best friend, has this 5-foot-tall cake. Of course, it’s not a real bomb. But I hadn’t seen the cast in a year-and-a-half, and the first day of filming was just watching them get covered in cake from me.
“I was just watching it, all squeaky clean,” he laughed. “They had these 3-foot-wide cannons, filled with ice cream and cake and stuff to shoot all over them! It was hilarious. I’m sorry Miley and Emily and Billy Ray!”
When it isn’t soaking the cast in sweets, however, “Hannah Montana: The Movie” will aim to show a more real side of Miley’s life — and her relationship with her home state of Tennessee, where much of the movie was filmed.
“It has a lot more drama,” Musso explained. “There’s a lot of sentimental things [in the script] that came from her heart and Billy Ray’s heart, because that’s where they live. They shot in all the areas they used to hang out in.
“Miley doesn’t want to be Hannah Montana,” he said of the film’s plot. “She wants to go back [home] and be her own thing, and falls in love with a boy there and doesn’t want to leave.
“It’s a little bit more mature, but still very family friendly,” Musso said of the biggest differences between the “Hannah Montana” show and the upcoming movie. “The new movie, first of all, you’re going to get a lot of different camera angles; it’s going to look like a different thing. In the [TV show], we only have one or two camera angles, so we film over and over again. In the movie, it’s more us. Not so much energy, more like real people.
“I’ve seen it, it’s awesome,” Musso revealed. “I can’t wait for it to premiere.”
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