Miley Cyrus Discusses Woody Allen In New Variety Cover Story

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Miley Cyrus is the star of the first ever Woody Allen series, called Crisis In Six Scenes. The reviews for the series have been mixed, but a lot of them point to Cyrus as a bright spot. The two might initially seem from separate worlds, but both have a lot in common – from a troubled attitude to fame, a whatever works approach, and multi-talented performers.

That connection seems to have solidified after making a TV show together. Cyrus is on the cover of Variety‘s new issue, and she talked about Allen.

Here’s what she said:

How did you get cast in the Woody Allen TV series? Were you a fan of his work?
I am. I had moved, and the only thing that I brought into my new house was a picture of Woody Allen. My first night I slept in my new house, [my manager] called and said, “Woody wants you to fly to New York.” I loved working with Woody. You do like two takes. He just wants to go home and have dinner with his wife. One night it was 5:30, and the camera operator wanted to do another take. He goes, “I can’t dedicate my entire life to making movies.”

Many people are now having a conversation about whether it’s possible to separate the art from the artist. Were you aware of the sexual-abuse allegations made by Dylan Farrow against her dad, and if so, did that give you pause?
I live a similar life to Woody — I live a public life. Until I know someone and I know their story, I never really judge anyone. That’s kind of how I went into it. From the way I saw him with his family, I never saw him be anything but an incredible person and a really great dad. People might slam me for saying that. I’m sure it was a hard time for that family. My family has been through hard things, and I think everyone’s suffering is different.

Cyrus has also been seen hanging out with Allen’s daughters. We love Miley, and we love her attitude. Go away haters.

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The cover story is part of Variety’s Power Of Women series. One of the other covers features another Allen ‘muse’: Scarlett Johansson.

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