Here’s another collaboration you probably hadn’t seen coming: Miley Cyrus confirmed that she will be starring in Woody Allen’s forthcoming series for Amazon Prime. The yet-untitled show is set in the 1960s and will feature Cyrus alongside Allen himself and comedic actress Elaine May. The 23-year old controversy-courting singer and actress announced her new role in an Instagram post which showed a portrait of the director she said has been next to her bed for years. “I was looking into his eyes when I got the call to be apart of the cast and work alongside the bad a$$ Elaine May & da dude himself!” she wrote. Cyrus first rose to fame as an actress when she starred in Disney’s Hannah Montana for four seasons, and recently had cameos in The Night Before and Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas.
The new show will be Woody Allen’s first foray in television, even though he conceded in an interview that he had no idea what a streaming service was. “Amazon kept coming to me and saying, please do this, whatever you want,” he told Deadline in an interview last May, in typical self-deprecating fashion. “Well, this went on for a year and a half, and they kept making a better deal and a better deal. Finally they said look, we’ll do anything that you want, just give us six half hours,” adding: “I have regretted every second since I said O.K.”
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