The Hannah Montana gig went to Miley Cyrus instead of these child stars

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 19 Aug, 2022

A child star like Miley Cyrus wasn't the only one who could have experienced 'The Best of Both Worlds.'

Casting director Lisa London corrects a TikToker who claimed Spanish-Mexican singer Belinda, who starred in 'Cheetah Girls 2,' was among the final three candidates for the lead role in Hannah Montana.

“Belinda wasn't in the top three for Hannah after I told everyone that I'd 'discovered' Cyrus,' London clarified after telling everyone that she'd 'discovered' her.

“Out of more than 1,200 girls who auditioned for the network test, these three were the final three,” London said, showing a sheet of paper dated May 6, 2005, listing Momsen and Monet alongside Cyrus as the remaining competitors.

A teen pop star living a secret life as an everyday teenager, Miley Stewart (Cyrus) starred in the squeaky clean series, which ran for six seasons on the squeaky clean network.

According to London, Cyrus' character was initially referred to as Chloe during casting before he landed the career-launching role.

In 2007, Momsen would star in 'Gossip Girl' as Jenny Humphrey, portraying Jenny Humphrey as Jenny Humphrey. Her band, The Pretty Reckless, keeps her busy these days.

In Jim Carrey's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas,' Momsen played Cindy Lou Who. Momsen admitted in a 2010 interview that losing out on the Disney role did not bother her too much.

It's hard to say if the show would have succeeded if I'd ended up playing Hannah Montana. 'By the time I had hit 11, they would probably have gone f-k themselves,' she said.

A year later, Monet landed the role of Trina Vega, Victoria Justice's quirky sister, on Nickelodeon's 'Victorious.'

Her chaotic one-woman performance of 'Chicago' provided some of the show's most memorable moments. Currently a mom of two, she starred in the independent film 'Aloha Surf Hotel' in 2020.

The “sexualization” of Ariana Grande by Nickelodeon has resurfaced after co-star Jennette McCurdy revealed allegations of abusive behavior in her new memoir by someone she only had the name of “the Creator.”

After multiple complaints of abusive behavior against him, Dan Schneider left Nickelodeon in 2018 after creating some of the network's biggest shows, such as 'Victorious,' 'Drake & Josh,' 'Zoey 101,' 'iCarly,' and 'Sam & Cat.'.

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