Get ready, Noah Cyrus fans, because you’re about to see the star like you’ve never seen her before! That’s right, Miley Cyrus‘ younger sister just landed a role in the upcoming American Horror Story spin-off show, American Horror Stories, and she was pretty excited about it. According to Cyrus, the series previously helped her overcome her depression and body dysmorphia, so starring in it is really important to her.
“I can’t even believe I’m looking at my name in this font. AHS has been my favorite show since i was 12 years old… I was on tour with my sister and we’d lay in the back of the bus watching Asylum and it pulled me in immediately. On my own I started from Season 1 and so on, and since then I’ve watched the full series more than any show, any movie and probably more than any song I’ve ever listened to,” she gushed on Instagram. “There’s episodes I can recite and say the lines word for word with the characters. I spent my years from [age] 13—17 kinda being the kid that locked herself away in her dark room cause being out in the world made me feel so lost and so insecure. My body dysmorphia and depression was just eating away at my soul. It was so much pain for such a little body. But something about the show gave me comfort… There was something else as painful and f**ked up out there as I felt on the inside. This show has been such a huge f**king inspiration to me, my music and so much more.”
The 21-year-old continued, “My friends, my managers, family and my agents always asked when I started music, ‘What about acting?!’ My ONLY answer since then (probably 2015??) has been, ‘IF ITS AMERICAN HORROR STORY‘ — when I got the call that I got this part all I could do was fall into a puddle of tears. I genuinely have only experienced this feeling one other time in my life. The feeling of actually LIVING YOUR DREAM. It was surreal and I couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity. It truly means the entire world to me. I think only my mom will ever know how excited I truly am and how much this means to me [because] she’s the one who’s heard about how much I love the show since I was 12—21. Every single person I worked with on this show on camera and off were so kind and so talented and I’m so grateful to have had this experience to work with them. I genuinely cant believe this is my life right now.”
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What Is The Spin-off Show About?
For those who don’t know, American Horror Stories is a weekly anthology series that features a different horror story in each episode. It premiered on July 15, 2021, and has had many famous faces appear in it so far, including Paris Jackson, Sierra McCormick, Matt Bomer, Aaron Tveit, Cody Fern, Kaia Gerber, Billie Lourd and more. The final episode, which is the one that features Cyrus, is set to air on Thursday, August 19, and get this, you guys — it will even have an extra special appearance from AHS Season 1 alums Dylan McDermott and Jamie Brewer.
According to Deadline, Cyrus’ character Connie and her friend Dylan (played by Adam Hagenbuch) are going to return to the iconic Murder House in the finale. The pair, who are a couple of thrill-seekers and self-proclaimed “huge American Horror Story fans,” booked a stay at the newly-converted Airbnb, and naturally, things are going to get a little spooky. Wow, we can’t wait to take a walk down memory lane and bring on all the nostalgia!
What Has Noah Cyrus Previously Said About Her Mental Health Issues?
It turns out, this isn’t the first time Cyrus has spoken out about her mental health issues. Back in September 2020, she admitted that her depression was once so severe, she didn’t think she was going to make it to her 20th birthday.
“My first EP Good Cry came out two years ago today. Time flies. I’ve been through so much since then,” she wrote, while commemorating the two-year anniversary since her first album came out. “Putting this EP out and going on tour during one of the most depressive times in my life was so hard. Every day felt like lifting 100 pound weights just to get out of bed. The ache in my chest from the pain felt unbearable… At 18 I didn’t think I was going to be here for a 20th birthday.
“I was so sad. So hurt. And so scared. Thank you to everyone that’s been by my side during all of my progression and the times where it felt like I was regressing. Every day is work when it comes to your mental health and personal battles. Not every day is going to be hell and not every day is going to be perfect. I’m still figuring that out,” the “July” songstress added. “Thank you for understanding how growing up so publicly was hard on me… Thank you for your support and continuing to grow with me. These two years have had many ups and downs but my friends, family and fans are what kept me (somewhat) sane lol.”
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She also spoke out about it during an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden. She admitted, “I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 10 or 11 years old. So, I think it’s a huge topic. One of the things that I’ve always wanted to use this platform [for] was to talk about my mental health and help young adults all around America and everywhere in the world know that they’re not alone. I want to use my anxiety for good not evil. Don’t let it take over my life like it has been for all of these years. I want to be able to talk about it, raise awareness and let kids all around the world know they’re not alone.”