Miley Cyrus is back, ladies, and she’s got big things in the works — besides being, like, totally into voguing right now. Besides appearing on Saturday Night Live this weekend with Mark Ronson for the television debut of their new single, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” Cyrus revealed that she will appear in an upcoming episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror.
During an interview with Howard Stern, Cyrus said she’d nod yes if Stern guessed which show she’d be appearing on, and he correctly guessed Black Mirror. "I'm really actually excited for everyone to watch the 'headshaking project' we said yes to," she said, Billboard reports, explaining that she’s excited to return to acting. "The minute I say I never want to do something again, all of a sudden, there I am."
Her guest spot on the show, she said, gave her a nice break from working on her unnamed next album, which is due out next year. "I hate everything, but it was the first time I've left somewhere feeling really proud of my work...but you know if I like it that might mean it's horrible."
Obvious she couldn’t reveal much about her role, but said she plays a character "with a lot of dynamic," and that it required her to inhabit "lot of different sides" of her role. "There's a lot of dimension to it, and actually it was while the devastation of Malibu was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me, because I was so far from home and the show is already really dark, and it's already kind of eerie when you're there the whole time," she said. "But I learned a lot about myself and I think I was able to kind of use that and put that into it."
So, Miley Cyrus is starring as a character with “a lot of different sides” on a sci-fi anthology series about the dangers of technologically...um, is it just me or does it sound like she’s playing Hannah Montana? Of course, Disney would never give Netflix the rights to a character that still makes them money, or even OK a character that suggests her, but imagine the possibilities!
A potential episode:
Miley Stewart is a normal girl living a normal life, but every night she uses a virtual reality video game to become Hannah Montana, a once squeaky-clean pop star whose career has faded, leading her to turn to hardcore drugs and risky sex. While Miley’s real life is going great — she has a great job, a great family, she’s engaged — the lure of a seedy, run-down life of wasted fame and glamor is too addictive to resist. She eventually kills her family and fiancé so she can game in peace, and the episode ends with Hanna shooting a fresh batch of heroin as she prepares for her big comeback show. Hello, are you telling me you wouldn’t watch that?