What can any teenager want from life? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Or will normalcy be even enough to wish for? What for? What if you’re given a chance to lead a double life and experience both normalcy and fame? Will you enjoy it or will you regret it? That’s exactly what “Hannah Montana” is. It’s Disney’s phenomenal hit TV sitcom series about a teenage girl leading a dual life.
By Day, Miley Stewart is just an average girl hanging out with friends and dealing with all the pains and joys of teenage life. By night, she transforms into a musical pop icon, Hannah Montana, and her world is filled with glitz and glamour, all the stuff that every teenage girl dreams of. The series is about managing and balancing both lives and concealing her real identity from the public with the help of the people closest to her.
The TV series was co-created by Michael Poryes the creator of the Disney hit called “That’s so Raven”; Barry O’Brien whose credits include CSI. Miami and judging Amy; Richard Correl who also worked on “That’s so Raven” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”
“Hannah Montana” is brought to life by a talented group of young actors and actresses. Miley Cyrus ( who happens to share her name with her character) plays the top-billed role of Miley Stewart/ Hannah Montana. She was originally turned down when she auditioned for the part of Lilly Romero ( later changed to Lilly Truscott) but was later on recalled and after further auditions was handed the part for Hannah Montana.
The role of Miley Stewart’s best friend, Lilly Truscott, is portrayed by Emily osment Osment of Spy kids 2 and 3 fame ( and who also happens to be Haley Joel Osment’s younger sister). Lilly Truscott is also her own alter ego, Hannah Montana’s best friend. Lola Luffnagle so that she can accompany Miley while under the guise of her music pop icon persona.
Miley Stewart’s other best friend, Oliver Oken, is played by Mitchel Musso, if you’re familiar with Phineas and Ferb, you’ll know that Mitcheal Musso plays the role of Jeremy. Oliver Oken also has his own alter ego named Michael Standly III for when the three friends go out and become part of Hannah Montana’s world.
Miley Stewart’s dad is Robbie Stewart, Oddly enough played by Miley Cyrus’ real life dad, Billy Cyrus in the series, he acts as both dad and manager to Miley and trying his best to reign in the chaos that having a dual life brings.
Miley’s older brother, Jackson is portrayed by Jason Earles who go his big screen break when he appeared as the stable boy who knows the secret to the Templar knights treasure in National Treasure”
The success of the show has prompted several spin-offs like musical documentary film called, “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus. Best of Both worlds concert and movie aptly called “Hannah Montana – The Movie”. Seeing as how Hannah Montana is a pop icon, it is expected that the show will have several soundtracks as well