Miley Cyrus reminisces The last songthe 2010 movie she starred in alongside Liam Hemsworth, and why the movie felt so special at the time.
In a recent episode of her Used to be young TikTok series to celebrate her new song of the same name, the ‘Flowers’ singer opened up about casting her now ex-husband as her love interest in the movie based on Nicholas Sparks’ book.
“In 2008 I had another feature film for Disney to make and I didn’t want it to be part of Hannah Montana,” she said. “Once we wrote the screenplay, it was time to audition all the guys who would play Will, my friend, in the movie. And we had gone from thousands to the final three, and Liam made part of the last three.
The last song follows rebellious teenager Ronnie (Cyrus) who is sent to a small beach town for the summer to stay with her father Steve (Greg Kinnear). But after meeting and falling in love with Will (Hemsworth), Ronnie begins to rediscover her love for music, which helps her rebuild the relationship with her father.
“I think one of the elements that made the movie so special was that two very young people fell in love with each other, which happened in real time and in real life, so there was no denying the chemistry,” Cyrus explained. “And that was the beginning of a long ten-year relationship.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth married in 2018, but split less than a year later. Earlier in her TikTok series, the singer also looked back at her Malibu home that she shared with the actor before it was destroyed by wildfires in 2018.
“That house had so much magic,” Cyrus said in the video. “It ended up really changing my life.”