Miley Cyrus sat down with Glamour’s Alessandra Stenherr to talk about Miley’s new team-up with MAC and their Viva Glam line. The video was conducted during Miley’s press conference for the new line last year.
On working with MAC: “I think it’s important for me, someone who talks to so many young people all the time, being able to take advantage of the platform that I’ve been given. That’s why MAC is so cool – they do the same thing. It’s so easy when you have everything to not wanna give back in this way, but MAC are using their power for good, versus kind of doing nothing with it.”
On not wanting to release her own fragrance: “Only because, if you start getting involved with too many big companies and corporations, they all of a sudden try to own your life. And I don’t want anyone to own my life, but me, so I don’t have to answer to anybody and that’s the truth.
MAC, with the freedom that they have, would never ask you to do that, so that’s why I wanted to do it – they’re like, celebrating who people are and not trying to suppress people to be a certain way … Just because you do something for somebody, if you do a perfume or whatever you do, you shouldn’t be responsible for an entire company. You should only be responsible for your own life.
This [MAC] is the best thing for me because it’s about doing what my focus was this year, which was kind of get more involved and doing things that actually matter, rather than just selling any lipstick.”
On pressure: “Women have so much pressure. It’s SO insane the amount of pressure we’re put under. And from the very beginning, physically, emotionally, the way that we feel for other people. It’s hard for us to not feel other people’s pain – it’s just being a woman can be so hard. So adding more stress on yourself, we do it so much, we overthink everything.
I definitely have moment when I freak out – like today, I was freaking out about this huge pimple … I always had bad skin growing up, I just kind of always still, even if no one else notices, I feel like everyone’s always looking at it. But that’s just girl insecurity.”[Source]