It is difficult to think, nowadays, of a Hannah Montana that doesn’t have the face of Miley Cyrusbut the truth is that the role came close to going to at least three other young stars: Taylor Momsen (which later would gossip Girl), Daniella Monet (the Trina of victorious) and the Mexican singer Belinda.
Who revealed the candidates was Lisa London, the casting director for the original series. Appearing on TikTok to respond to a video that cited Belinda as one of three finalists to be Hannah, London showed off her old roster sheet to followers.
In it, the names of Miley, Daniella and Taylor, confirming that they were the top 3 of the casting director. London added that Belinda was “adorable” in his test, but it didn’t rank as high in the rankings.
Hannah Montana was shown between 2006 and 2011 on Disney Channelmaking Miley one of the biggest stars to come out of the channel. Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus and Emily Osment were also part of the cast.
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