However, Miley was so persistent that she wanted the role, that Disney gave her a callback.
She appeared alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Ewan Mc Gregor in Tim Burton's Big Fish, as 'Young Ruthie', in 2003.
Aged 12, Cyrus auditioned for the lead role in Disney's Hannah Montana but the casting directors decided that she was too small.
The following year saw the release of her third album 'Can't Be Tamed', before Miley announced she wanted to take a break.
She appeared in 'LOL' opposite Demi Moore in 2012 which was another flop, as was comedy 'So Undercover'.
She subsequently appeared on a variety of songs from other musicians including Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks', will.i.am's 'Fall Down' and Lil Twist's 'Twerk'.