In all the years that I’ve been at MTV News, no other interview I’ve been assigned to has gotten me the number of “Have you talked to her yet???”s as today’s sit-down with Miley Cyrus.
I know she’s a big star, and I admit: “See You Again” is great at the gym. But, man — from everyone screaming outside the “TRL” tapings to about 17 co-workers stopping me in the hallways, everyone seemed very excited about Miley. I got to 1515 Broadway at 8 a.m. and was pretty amazed at the huge line that had already formed outside in anticipation of her arrival. Around 10 a.m., when Miley was scheduled to arrive, I finished typing out my questions and headed down to the studio.
She came in a little later and headed straight to the greenroom. And after apparently waking up at 6 a.m. for “Good Morning America,” she was obviously exhausted as she ended up passing out on the couch while her team applied makeup.
We waited. And waited. Watched her rehearse and then tape some shows. Waited some more. Then at almost noon, we were told that it would be better if we just came back at 1. We came back and finally — finally! — at 1:30, she was whisked into the interview room and crews filed in, one after the other.
When it was our turn, I walked in to see her slumped over in a chair but turning down a Red Bull because she’s hypoglycemic. I sat down, was told my 10 minutes had been cut way down and that we were speeding. Six minutes later, I was done! She’s very sweet but just seems so incredibly tired. (Give her some naptime, people!)
We talked about her album and how it’s for all the girls out there who hate their current/ex-boyfriends, the rumor that she’s doing a movie with Jennifer Aniston, how the ups and downs of celebrity have taught her to be guarded — but not too guarded — and what she thinks of the younger artists being billed as “the next Miley Cyrus.”
All in all, a lot of work for such a short interview, but productive all the same. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t ask about her awesome dance-offs. Next time.
You’ll be able to see the whole interview for yourself Monday and much more from the sleepy Miss Cyrus in the days to come.