Miley Cyrus Says She Was Kicked Off Hotel Transylvania Movie Over Penis Cake

Miley Cyrus in Black Mirror

Although Miley Cyrus is best known as a singer, she’s also collected a number of acting credits over the years, most notably the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and more recently Netflix’s anthology series Black Mirror. As it turns out, though, she lost out on getting to be one of the stars of Hotel Transylvania because of her decorum around a penis cake. This information came straight from Cyrus herself, who said the following:

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For those unfamiliar, Miley Cyrus was originally cast to play Mavis, daughter of Adam Sandler’s Dracula, for the first Hotel Transylvania movie back in November 2011. At this point, Cyrus already had some animated movie experience under her belt with Disney’s Bolt, so getting to participate in this Sony feature would have expanded that portion of her resume.

However, just four months later, Miley Cyrus left Hotel Transylvania and Selena Gomez was tapped as the new Mavis, a role she kept for the following two sequels and will presumably reprise for Hotel Transylvania 4. At the time, Cyrus attributed her exit to wanting to work on her music, but seven years later, she revealed the real reason: evidently some higher-ups weren’t pleased that she bought her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth a birthday cake that looked like a penis and then licked it.

I’m curious about the sequence of events that led to Miley Cyrus’ dismissal from Hotel Transylvania. Did the people who kicked her off the movie just hear about what she did? Did they see pictures of her activity around the penis cake? Or were they at the party where this happened and shocked by what they saw? Whatever the specifics were, it resulted in Cyrus losing out on an animated hit that, while met with mixed reviews, would make over $358 million worldwide.

This revelation was part of a Twitter thread Miley Cyrus posted today in response to accusations that she cheated on Liam Hemsworth. The two of them married at the end of 2018, but Cyrus announced earlier this month that they were separating, and Hemsworth has since filed for divorce.

Miley Cyrus used the thread to show how she’s transparent with her fans and the public. Among the other things she shared were that she "fucked up and cheated in relationships" when she was young, lost a deal with Walmart when she was 17 years old for "ripping a bong," swung on a wrecking ball fully nude and claimed that there are more "nudes" of her on the internet than "maybe any woman in history."

She capped off the thread by denying once again that she cheated on Liam Hemsworth, adding that she’s the "healthiest and happiest" she's been in a long time and is in a different place from when she was younger, and that while you can call her many things, a liar’s not one of them.

Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more news concerning Miley Cyrus’ film and television work, including if there’s another penis cake incident that complicates her involvement in a project. For now, keep up to date with the rest of this year’s movies by looking through our 2019 release schedule.

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