These Disney Channel starlets have got each other’s back.
“This industry is a tough one to crack, but then I look at someone like Miley, and as crazy people might think the whole thing is, I commend her,” Duff said in an interview with PrideSource published Wednesday. “She’s so wholeheartedly being herself and is unapologetic about that and she’s doing a great job.”
Like Cyrus, the 27-year-old actress/singer is no stranger to the entertainment business. Having starred in Lizzie McGuire as a tween, Duff acknowledged that the road to stardom can be “really hard”, especially for young actors.
“With Instagram and all this – it’s a youth-sucker,” Duff said. “I don’t know what I would’ve been like if I had all those outlets to pay attention to and all that babble s–t. It’s kind of scary. It scares me raising my kid.”
“As torturous as it has been at some points in my life to be Lizzie McGuire, I think that when that show came out, it was such a part of who I was, I didn’t feel like I was playing a part,” she said. “The writers all knew me so well and were writing things that were happening in my life and things that I would say, and I was dressing exactly like I wanted. It was so me.”
“I’m not still using it. It was really fun for me for a minute; I wanted to experience something totally normal and also shock people,” Duff said. “No one thought I was really on it – and I was really on it!”