Miley Cyrus will reflect her Hannah Montana journey in Black Mirror episode

28 May 2019

The episode shows the problems facing women in music

Miley Cyrus hopes her Black Mirror episode will help explain the dark side of pop stardom to her fans.

Miley, who was previously Hannah Montana on the teen hit show, before going solo on her music career, plays purple-haired music idol Ashley O in the upcoming fifth series of creator Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1 at their Big Weekend event in Middlesbrough, England, where she performed on May 25, Miley said the episode would be "outrageously out there and dark."

"This is the story of females in the music industry," she told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. "I understand everyone's gone through this but I do think for females in the industry... it's hard to be taken seriously. People assume that if you're not wearing a body suit and singing pop music, why would anyone want to see you."

The episode, which is called Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too and will debut on Netflix next month. The 26-year-old admitted that the plot had some similarities to her own life but is not "her story". She also confessed to being a huge fan of Black Mirror's ability to address the negative side of technological progress, adding: "We love anything about the darkness of technology. I love that."

During her Radio 1 gig, Miley performed new tracks, reportedly titled Cattitude, Dream, and Mother's Daughter. She has informed fans that her latest music project, She is Coming will arrive on Thursday.