Miley Cyrus came close to quitting showbusiness following the fuss surrounding her provocative Vanity Fair photos, according to her pal and Hannah Montana co-star Anna Maria Perez De Tagle.
The actress, who plays Cyrus’ sidekick Ashley on the hit kids TV show admits she’s had to boost her friend during recent phonecalls - because the teen sensation is so downbeat of late.
The 15-year-old was forced to apologize to fans when a topless shot of her, wrapped in a bedsheet, appeared as part of a Vanity Fair photospread, upsetting family groups and parents across America.
And Perez de Tagle admits the whole controversy has been tough on her friend.
She says, "Sometimes I’ll talk to her on the phone and she’ll be like, ‘It’s really hard’ or ‘I’m really tired. I can’t do this.’ "I’ll always say, ‘You do want to do this. You love your job.’ "It (photo scandal) really hurt her. She didn’t know that people would look at it like that."
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