While she may have perfected the art of twerking, 20-year-old Miley Cyrus wants fans to know she can do so much more. The “We Can’t Stop” singer stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday to set the record straight.
In the hilarious interview with the late night host, Cyrus chatted about her appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” admitting that, while “Hannah Montana” may be dead, she enjoyed returning to her acting roots.
“I feel like that was a good time for me to kind of show people kind of that I don’t just twerk and lick stuff,” she said. “I can sing. And I can act a little bit, too!”
She continued, “I’m multitalented. My parents are proud.”
Fallon, an “SNL” alumn, is pretty talented himself. Later in the night, the funny man shared a bit of himself with Cyrus and house band the Roots performing an acapella rendition of “We Can’t Stop.” In the “Brady Bunch” inspired segment, a center-squared Miley sings lead over a human beat box and scattered adlibs from the boys, including Fallon’s impressive falsetto.
Cyrus also talked about the harrowing audition process for the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana.” The singer revealed being turned away at her first audition for looking “too young” and coming back with a new look.
“I went in for my first audition and then I came back with the braces and they looked at me like, ‘What happened to her over the summer?’ It was the reverse of the ugly duckling,” she joked. “I just kept getting uglier as a kid. Then it was like two years later and they were like, ‘Okay, fine, fine–we’ll hire her.’ Because I wouldn’t quit going to the auditions. Even if they didn’t call me back, I would fly myself to L.A. and keep going back because I knew it’s what I wanted.”
There was only one thing off limits for the singer during the interview – no twerking jokes. Fallon obliged, for the most part, but not before making one request. “Twerk for me,” he teased.
Cyrus finished off the show with a powerful performance of her latest hit “Wrecking Ball.”