TV: You recently finished high school, more than two years early. Were you just eager to get it over with?
TM: I found it kind of boring. I'm an artist; I'm not going to use trigonometry. Now I'm taking college classes online—I want to major in Language Arts.
TV: You were a finalist for the part of Hannah Montana—are you ever relieved that you didn't get that role?
TM: I think it's a great opportunity for Miley, but yeah, I guess I am relieved. If I had gotten the part, it would be a very different show. It wouldn't have worked for me. I push back.
TV: It's hard to imagine you being totally happy at Disney.
TM: When I was nine, it seemed amazing. But I wouldn't have been able to deal with not writing my own songs. I don't want to lose the artistry—a lot of people in music right now are faces—manufactured. I don't want to be that.（TeenVogue.com）