But the tween star says she's aware she will have to move on at some point
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When Hannah Montana: The Movie hits the silver screen in April, millions of young girls will pray that it’s not the last they’ll see of the blond-bewigged eponymous heroine.

Count Miley Cyrus among them.

The teenage pop icon, who has battled rumors that she wants off the show that made her a household name, says that she’s all for a fourth season – but that it’s entirely in the hands of Disney.

“This movie was never meant to be the end of Hannah Montana,” Cyrus, 16, tells Billboard magazine. “The thing is, a lot of people put where the show’s future lays in my hands – and it’s not up to me. It’s up to Disney and whether they want more episodes, and we hope that they do.”

Disney Channel says it’s mulling it over.

But Cyrus is evidently happy that’s she’s no longer overshadowed by her fictional counterpart – a conundrum weirdly parallel to the one that Miley Stewart the fictional character faces in the Hannah Montana movie. And Cyrus is earnest about the fact that she’ll have to move on at some point.

“It’s just an honor for people to be able to relate to me and my music – and not so much the character anymore,” she says. “I can’t be Hannah Montana forever. I have to have something after this. I can’t do this when I’m 30.”