Only three years after becoming a ‘tween’ idol in Hannan Montana, the 16-year-old has progressed to her first ‘grown-up’ film role.
In upcoming movie The Last Song, Miley plays troubled teen Ronnie Miller, who deals with her anger over her parents’ divorce by shoplifting and hanging around with the local rebels.
As well taking on a more edgier character than clean cut Hannah Montana, Miley also has frequent on-screen kisses with rumoured real-life boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, who plays love interest Will Blakelee.
After filming the movie on location in Georgia over the summer, Miley is said to have fallen for Australian actor Liam, 19, known for playing Josh Taylor in Neighbours.
When Miley caused a furore last month when she deleted her Twitter micro-blogging account, name-checking Liam as the inspiration for her decision to leave.
Her last ‘Tweet’ read: ‘FYI Liam doesn’t have a twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason.’