The ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker has opened up about the creative process behind the music video to her recent hit single – which sees her writhe around naked and straddle a wrecking ball – admitting it was more daunting for her to cry on camera than strip down.
She said: “For me, nudity has never been something that I’ve ever tripped about. I don’t really see it the way everyone else sees it.
“I’d rather be naked in front of people than cry in front of people, because I don’t like showing weakness and that shows a lot of, like, vulnerabilities.”
The video also features emotional close-ups of the 20-year-old star – who recently called off her engagement to ‘Hunger Games’ hunk Liam Hemsworth – crying, and Miley says she really felt the emotions she was trying to convey in the footage.
In an interview with VEVO, she added: “I really did feel the way that you see me. I wanted people to look into my eyes and … you can’t even fake that. You can fake tears, you can fake all that, even though I wasn’t, but when you look into someone’s eyes you can tell if they’re really feeling what they are saying or not.”