Netflix's original series Black Mirror just released its fifth season on their streaming service. If you aren't familiar with the series it is a look at the advantages and disadvantages that advances in technology can have in our near future.
One of the episodes from the newest season features talented actress and singer Miley Cyrus. She plays a character named Ashley O that is a very famous pop singer that wears a bright pink wig and is always spreading messages of positivity. Her character feels as if she is having to play this perfect role that isn't genuinely her.
If you are a Hannah Montana fan you might already be seeing the similarities between these two characters.
In Disney Channel's Hannah Montana we see Miley having to live a double life as a normal teenager and a rockstar. She wears a blonde wig when she plays this Hannah Montana character.
Both characters have to play a role in which they feel isn't their genuine selves. They also both wear wigs that conceal who they really are or their true identity. In real life after Hannah Montana, we saw the actual Miley Cyrus go down this rabbit hole of discovering who she really is and breaking this little miss perfect Disney mold. In this episode, we see Ashley O do the same thing as she starts trying to break away from this always perfect character and start to embrace her dark side. By the end of the show, we see she has fully embraced her dark side as the new and improved Ashley Fucking O.
I believe that the producers were trying to make an obvious nod to her previous role as Hannah Montana in this episode.
But are they the exact same character? We can see several similarities, but I guess we will never know.