Miley Cyrus. Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA.
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Miley Cyrus Talks Woody Allen, ‘Crisis’ and Farm Animals

When the HFPA visited the set of Woody Allen’s first ever TV project in New York last spring it was still without title. Now Crisis in Six Scenes is streaming on Amazon. The six-part mini-series is set in the 1960s and stars Allen as a TV writer and Elaine May as his therapist wife. It also features Miley Cyrus as a self-styled revolutionary who upsets their tranquil suburban existence with intimations of the emerging counterculture. We spoke to Cyrus about the role Allen picked her for. “I wasn’t really planning on doing any acting at all. And I had gotten asked, I had gotten called, I had actually just moved onto a farm, cause clearly I have a thousand animals and I am a hoarder of things and animals. So I thought you know, I will go to New York to meet him and maybe I will get a selfie with him and then I will tell him I can’t do the movie with him because I am busy playing with the pigs. (…) And so I got there and I didn’t have as big balls when I got into the room and immediately I was like oh yeah, I will read the script. So I read the script and I became obsessed with my character and because I felt like it wasn’t a character at all, it was me, which is why I didn’t want to do a movie in the first place, cause I didn’t want to play a character that wasn’t honest cause I am too honest. Way too honest.”