In case you hadn’t heard, 19 year old Miley Cyrus announced her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth today. At thing young an age and with her career in a stalled phase, we can’t help but wonder if her engagement is simply a career power play?
Since the Hannah Montana series ended in 2011 which made her a huge star and a ton of money, Miley has not had the film career she imagined. Her last film, LOL, bombed at the box office and lately she has only gotten attention for her dramatic weight loss, alleged drug activity and finding puppies in parking lots. And though her last album, Can’t Be Tamed, was a hit, she hasn’t written anything since 2010.
“With an unlimited amount of money, Miley should use her celebrity to find something she is passionate about and expand,” Veteran casting director Doron Ofir says. “Her brand is non-existent, and marketing wise Miley Cyrus is only in the news for her stoner lifestyle. She could be staring, directing, and producing movies with actually meaning or starting a new phenomenon, like The Hunger Games. Perhaps a starring role and producer re-boot of the Flowers in the Attic series.”According to Ofir, Miley could be approaching Lindsay Lohan territory very soon if she isn’t careful. “Miley has had huge success as Hannah Montana, but ever since the show ended and the movie premiered, the Disney Princess has been lost in a weird limbo,” Doron explains. “Miley is in a transition phase where no one is telling her who to be anymore, and she really needs to figure it out. Now at 19, she has reached that odd age where a star can really succeed like Ron Howard, go off the rails like Lindsay Lohan, or just fall out of the limelight light like Hilary Duff.”
This may be why she is in such a rush to get married and attach herself to Liam Hemsworth’s shooting star career trajectory. No one in Hollywood would mind being connected with both Liam and his brother Chris right now, says Crushable editor Jenni Maier. They are the blockbuster boys. Liam has a major role in The Hunger Games series and Chris stars in both The Avengers and Snow White & the Huntsman.
Even if she can’t get her career on track with her own films and songs, she can hang on to Liam’s. With premieres as well as the coverage of their engagement and the wedding she can keep herself relevant. IF she wants some advice for how to make money off your wedding she should call Kim Kardashian but hopefully she will get back to building up her empire. “Miley should revamp her label and clothing line, previously only sold at Wal-Mart, and is geared towards a very young demographic,” said Doron. “She needs to start a new older line embracing her Boho chic fashion sense with a mixture of a few red carpet pieces for a new demographic. Miley’s fans are getting older and her line needs to grown with them.”