Miley Cyrus says filming Black Mirror scenes made her anxious

Miley Cyrus played her second most iconic pop star alter ego, Ashley O, in the fifth season of Netflix's Black Mirror , but this The experience brought her some unexpected difficulties. In a new TikTok interview clip promoting her new single "Used To Be Young," the Grammy nominee talks about filming her Black Mirror episode, explaining that due to the tragic events in her hometown, This led to anxiety attacks later in her life. .

Cyrus filmed the show in South Africa in 2018, when she lost her home during the Woolsey Fires in Malibu. "I was in South Africa, but (the episode) took place in Malibu, so it was just a real trip," she said. In her series "Rachel, Jack & Ashley," her character wakes up from a coma to find herself on a gurney with no idea what just happened to her. The scene later triggered an anxiety attack in Cyrus, but she didn't realize it until years later.

"Maybe two or three years after this happened, I don't understand it, but I would have anxiety attacks and hallucinations, and I would be strapped to a gurney," she recalled. "So I would have these dreams every time I went to a show, and I thought it was just an anxious vision that meant nothing. But in reality, I was strapped to a gurney with my hands in handcuffs and tied to on the bed."

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Cyrus then showed the camera a clip from the music video for Ashley O's bop "On A Roll," revealing she was there the day after her real-life Malibu house burned down The performance was filmed. "The show must go on," she said wearily.

Still, Cyrus doesn't seem to regret appearing on Black Mirror . She performed "On A Roll" in a purple wig at Glastonbury Festival in 2019, and in an interview with The Guardian that year, she called the Netflix show her favorite sci-fi series. "I thought it was an important story that needed to be told, and was such a realistic representation of what it's like to work in the music industry," she said of her series. "It does depict a blatant exploitation of artists, with numbers often eclipsing creativity most of the time."

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