On film, Aly and AJ would have been a great pair of close friends.
AJ Michalka, one-half of the pop duo Aly & AJ, shared her side of the story after the casting director for Hannah Montana, Lisa London, revealed the final three actresses who were considered to play the title character on the popular Disney show. Michalka claimed that these three women were the network’s first choices. London’s revelation came after Michalka shared her side of the story.
On Monday, AJ, who is 31 years old, sent a message on the duo’s Twitter account that said, “I like Lisa London but I have some tea beyond the tea to spill.” “Gary Marsh first offered the position of “Hannah Montana” to Aly, and he extended an offer to me to play the character of “Lilly Truscott” (I realize this doesn’t matter, but I thought I’d weigh in anyway).”
During the more than three decades that Marsh worked for the corporation, he held a variety of positions inside the organization, including those of the President of Entertainment and Disney Channels Worldwide. The sister pair had earlier success on Disney’s Cow Belles, a romantic comedy for teenagers. They played the leading roles in the show.
The television show Hannah Montana portrayed a young woman named Miley Stewart as she balanced her life as a high school student with her obligations to her family, her friends, and her schoolwork while also performing under the stage name Hannah Montana. From 2006 through 2011, the program aired for a total of four seasons.
In the end, Miley Cyrus was chosen to portray Stewart, while Emily Osment was cast in the part of Lilly.
Aly Michalka, the older sister, has also been heard talking about the offer on the parts for the Disney show in the past.
In the podcast Between Cut and Action from a year ago, the 33-year-old actor claimed, “I remember being so definite about saying no” when he was given the part after it had been offered to him.
“I immediately thought, “I really don’t want to do this.” I have no interest in hosting a program that revolves on singing. I don’t want to be in a production in which I have to portray two different characters “It was stated by her. “Although I perform under my own name as a solo artist, in my everyday life I collaborate on music with my sister. I have a feeling that this is going to cause a lot of folks a great deal of confusion.”
Miley Cyrus has said that her role as Hannah Montana led to her experiencing an “identity crisis.”
After a TikTok video went viral stating that Spanish-Mexican singer Belinda came close to landing the title role of Hannah Montana, the topic of debate regarding the casting of the show Hannah Montana emerged.
After some time, London, who was in charge of casting for the program, issued one of her own to clarify that this was not the case.
London revealed this information about herself on her TikTok channel, saying, “I’m really the original casting director on Hannah Montana, and I found Miley Cyrus.” “I wanted to make sure that everyone knew that Belinda, who is gorgeous by the way, was never in the top three for the part of Hannah,” the casting director said.
The movie then went to an image of a piece of paper with a date stamp reading May 6, 2005. On the paper, in addition to Cyrus’s name, there were also the names of Taylor Momsen and Daniella Monet.
“Out of more than 1,200 females, these were the final three actresses the network tested,” London said. “The competition was fierce.”
The name “Chloe” was also written next to each of the young ladies who were trying out for the role. The casting director confirmed that this was the initial name of the main character before Cyrus, who is now 29 years old, was cast in the role.
London elucidated that at this time period, the young woman’s name was once known as Chloe Stewart, but it was later changed to Miley Stewart.
Despite the fact that Momsen, age 29, and Monet, age 33, were not chosen for the roles, they both subsequently became stars in their own television programs.
Before forming her alternative rock band The Pretty Reckless in 2008, Momsen shot to popularity in 2007 for her role as Jenny Humphrey on The CW’s Gossip Girl, which she played opposite Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, and Chace Crawford.
In the meanwhile, Monet appeared as Trina Vega on the Nickelodeon program Victorious with Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies, and Avan Jogia. Avan Jogia was also a part of the cast.