Does your dad ever embarrass you on the set?
MC: Oh, yeah! When we're doing photo shoots or something he'll just yell out things I wouldn't want anyone to know. Just random stuff. "Remember that time when you were a kid?" That kind of stuff. But it's funny. It breaks the ice. It makes everyone smile. If it takes embarrassing me to make everyone happy I'll take it.
MM: Do you do your own singing on the show?
MC: I do. All the songs that are in the show, even the theme song, will all be me singing. I recorded eight or nine songs already. Nine episodes, nine songs.
MM: Will you do a soundtrack album?
MC: Right now we're just all really focused on making Hannah Montana the show as good as it can be, but hopefully in the future there may be a Hannah Montana soundtrack. Or a Miley Cyrus album. They're talking about a [ring tone]. You never know. I don't really have a for-sure answer yet.
MM: Was your dad ever a musical influence on you?
MC: Yes, he was. He taught me to keep going, keep pushing.
MM: Who are your musical and acting influences?
MC: For music it's [American Idol winner] Kelly Clarkson. For acting it's not a person. I always try to be really real. It's kind of hard to [let yourself shine] through a character. Anyone who has the ability to do that I really look up to.
MM: Do you think Hannah Montana is going to become really popular?
MC: I hope so. Hannah in the show is enormous, like a Hilary Duff of TV. I hope everyone really likes her. (Laughs) She's a great person!
MM: How would you feel if you were recognized like Hannah every time you went out in public?
MC: Now that commercials [for the series] are starting some people recognize me. I really like it. I think Hannah gets nervous just like any other person would. She's like a dork, personally. She's just really, really fun.
MM: What are some of the upcoming stories on Hannah Montana?
MC: There's one about me having a boyfriend and having to be torn between being Miley and being with him or being Hannah and being with the band.
MM: What's next for you?
MC: Hopefully continuing to follow my dream and getting to do all this kind of stuff. I don't really know what's in store but I hope I can pursue this.
MTV: If you had to choose between acting and singing, which would you go with?
Miley Cyrus: It depends because acting is so cool, like being on set and that kind of thing. But singing is a better way to be yourself, so I can't choose.
MTV: Your dad is country music star Billy Ray Cyrus. Does the notoriety of his big hit, "Achy Breaky Heart," make you proud or embarrassed?
Miley Cyrus: I love his song with Judd. I mean, it was his big thing, and he loves the song and it made everyone happy, which is cool -- but it's pretty embarrassing.
MTV: What are you going to be for Halloween?
Miley Cyrus: I don't think I'll be going out, but if I do then I can just dress up as Hannah Montana and I'll be slammin'. But, I'll probably just go out with my little sister and be me.
MTV: What are your top 5 favorite videos or songs right now?
Miley Cyrus: Beyonce's "Deja Vu." And AFI's "Miss Murder" was cool. My brother and I just usually rock out. We don't even remember who sings the songs half the time, but we just totally rock out. So, probably a little bit of everything.
MTV: What's on the slate for your future that your fans should know about?
Miley Cyrus: My album comes out in May and we have season two of AMS coming out so we have a lot of things going on.
Miley Cyrus As Hannah Montana.