Miley Cyrus shows off her bright mind
Miley Cyrus is opening up about all the ways she has used her famous friends for good! The Instagram show Bright Minded: Live With Miley is taking off, and Cyrus is discussing just how it all happened!
In the latest interview with WSJ.Magazine, Cyrus reveals that her show just started out as a small fun project, but in a happy turn of events, has propelled forward into something much bigger.
The idea originated as a fun way of escapism, as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused strife in many different aspects.
“I started calling it a show, and everyone was like, ‘OK, honey, we’ll play along with your little fantasy.’ Then, all of a sudden, I’m talking to Senator Elizabeth Warren!" she said.
“I’m so involved in the show—writing the intro, writing the questions and making sure I know all the information about the guests—I didn’t have a lot of time to look at the way that the press was receiving it," she continued.
The guest recommendations all started through Instagram DM's, and the pop sensation used her influence to spread the positivity.
“I only knew my community was finding peace in it. Selena Gomez DM’d me and said, ‘I love what you’re doing with this platform; I’m so inspired. I’d love to talk about my story and talk about mental health,'” Cyrus shared.
From then on, the platform started changing from celeb only, to everyday activists.
“Then the folks that I’m talking to now, the everyday activists, started sliding into my DM's and started saying, ‘Hey, we’d love to talk about Skid Row, and we want to talk about indigenous peoples, and we want to talk about the way that this is affecting the environment.’" she said.
The star continued, "It was cool to see everyone coming into my direct messages. When my community and peers and local heroes and activists started reaching out to me, I knew I had something special that was actually doing what it was created to do. It was connecting people.”
Cyrus also is aware that the lockdown isn't the same for celebrities, and is conscious about her privilege.
Furthermore, the "Slide Away" singer also has new music, but feels right now is not the time to promote her art, but rather social-activism, saying, "Yeah, I kind of finished my record and I was ready to go to all these festivals, but it’s hard to feel appropriate releasing music at this time. But I made a record that’s kind of rock influenced, hence my mullet,” Cyrus adds.
“This was not just a random Wednesday Tiger King haircut. This was to go with the new music, but now I’m rolling through Calabasas with a Joe Exotic mullet," the musician joked.