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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Miley Cyrus performs at the Sunset Marquis on February 08, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images)

By now, Hannah Montana has become synonymous with Miley Cyrus. The show catapulted Cyrus into the mainstream and made her an overnight superstar.

While many people can’t imagine another actress playing the role, there were two other actresses who almost got the role. Can you imagine how different the show would have been? I can’t!

Lisa London, who is the original casting director for Hannah Montana, set the record straight on her Tik Tok account, @lisalondoncasting.

She revealed the original sheet of paper that listed the final actresses, up for the role. One of the actresses was of course, Miley Cyrus, but the other two, until now, are a complete surprise!


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♬ original sound - Lisa London Casting


The other two actresses that were almost picked, but weren’t were, Taylor Momsen, who you may know from Gossip Girl.



The other actress that almost become Hannah Montana was Daniella Monet, who played Trina Vega on Victorious.


I always find it fascinating to think about how different things would have been if actors weren’t cast in their iconic roles. We can’t change the past, but it is interesting to think about!