Miley Cyrus filmed the video for “Black Mirror” one day after her house was burned down
- In 2018, Miley Cyrus was filming Black Mirror in South Africa as the Woolsey Fire broke out in California.
- In a new interview clip, she said the experience gave her an “anxious vision” for years to come.
- Cyrus also revealed that she filmed the “On a Roll” music video the next day when she found out her house had burned down.
Miley Cyrus was dancing in a purple wig just one day after her house burned down — because, in her words, “the show must go on.”
The singer and actress has reflected on her scandals, triumphs and tribulations in a new video series promoting her single “Used to Be Young”.
In a recently released clip, Cyrus talked about filming an episode of “Black Mirror” in South Africa as the 2018 Woolsey Fire raged in California. Cyrus and her then-fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, were among the many Malibu residents who lost their homes in the fire.
“I was in South Africa, but the event was in Malibu, so it was just a real trip,” Cyrus explained.
The fifth installment in the anthology series, “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too,” stars Cyrus as Ashley O, a quintessential pop star with a sinister backstory. As the episode develops, we discover (spoiler alert!) that her aunt Ashley O is being physically subjugated and exploited.
“Probably two or three years later, after that happened, I didn’t understand it, but I was having an anxiety attack with a vision — that I was going to be chained to a gurney. So, I would have those dreams anytime he was going to perform,” Cyrus said. It was just a disturbing senseless vision, but in reality, while my house was burning, I was chained to a gurney with my hands in handcuffs, chained to the bed.”
Cyrus recorded and released Ashley O’s hit “On a Roll” for the “Black Mirror” soundtrack. In real life, the song appeared on several Billboard charts.
In the new interview clip, Cyrus also revealed that she filmed the “On a Roll” music video the day after her home was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.
“I found out my house had been burnt to the ground. That was the next day,” she said as she pressed the music video’s play button. “show must go on.”
At the time, Cyrus said she was “totally devastated” by the news, but also considered herself “one of the lucky ones”. She reassured fans that Hemsworth managed to escape and save the couple’s pets.
“My animals and the love of my life got out safe and that’s all that matters now,” she wrote on Twitter. “My home no longer stands but the memories shared with family and friends are still strong. I am grateful for all I have left.”
Cyrus later described the loss of their home as the catalyst for their wedding, which took place somewhat spontaneously just a month later. They divorced after seven months of marriage.
“In a way, it did what I couldn’t do myself,” Cyrus said of the fire in a 2020 interview with Rolling Stone. “It took me out of what no longer served its purpose.”
“And then when you’re drowning, you reach out to the rescuer and you want to save yourself.” “I guess that’s what marriage ultimately meant to me. A last ditch effort to save myself.”
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