Irish actress Saoirse Ronan said she “feels sorry” for Miley Cyrus, because of the intense pressure the singer is under with her career.
“I feel bad for kids like that,” the 19-year-old said on the Ray D’arcy Show.
But Saoirse said she admires Miley’s initiative to make her own choices when it comes to her performances and music videos.
“Miley is making her own choices and fair play to her. I haven’t gone down the same path when it comes to work choices and publicity and all that sort of stuff.
“She was involved in Disney and that is a very different world for kids that grow up in that,” Ronan added.
The Carlow teenager said she feels lucky that she didn’t experience the same pressure to be a role model to younger girls.
“They were usually more grown-up films so I didn’t really feel like there was as much expectation for me to be a role model like she has been,” Saoirse said of her early career.
“I suppose when she gets to 20 years old she probably wants to let loose a bit," she added.
Miley Cyrus hit headlines following her raunchy performance with ‘Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke at this year’s MTV VMAs.
She has since created controversy with her social media activity and her latest music video, Wrecking Ball.