For the new season of Black Mirror, Miley has turned into a new purple-haired pop star
In an episode of the new season of Netflix’s Black Mirror, Ashley O (Miley Cyrus) is a pop star.
Ashley O is a perky singer who hands out messages like “believe in yourself!” and “be who you wanna be!”, who is she’s also secretly being controlled by her greedy aunt/manager.
The episode is titled, “Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too.”
When that greed gets out of control, it’s up to two teen girls and a doll carrying Ashley’s consciousness to save the pop star from a a hologram fate.
Miley in an interview explaining why she signed on and just how close it felt to her real experiences. The creator Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones also spoke about the episode in multiple interviews.
The idea came from a sitcom script written by creator Charlie Brooker about a band that died and came back to life to discover how popular they had become, the trend of artists continuing to tour as holograms after their deaths.
Here are the facts about Miley Cyrus’ Episode
How Miley Cyrus Got Involved
Cyrus personality synced with the character of the story they were trying to tell, “about an artist and how they’re trying to find their own identity and break out from the commercial machine.”
Viewers would need to connect with Ashley O as a pop star immediately, an actual pop star made the most sense to cast.
Miley being a real a pop star added some of her own observations to the story. She selected the costume and look on her own and Brooker explained one thing which influenced her was the presentation the aunt gives before revealing the hologram.
selected the costume and look on her own and Brooker explained that one of her influenced the presentation the aunt gives before revealing the hologram.
Miley Cyrus Meets Nine Inch Nails
The song that Ashley O sings is a reworked version of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head in a Hole,” from 1989, with a few new lyrics more suitable to a bubblegum pop star. The song in the end credits is an actual cover of the song, performed by Cyrus.
Brooker told, “There’s nothing worse than when you’re watching a film or a TV show about someone who is meant to be a celebrity, be they a comedian or a musician or whatever, and you just don’t believe that they would actually be very successful.”
Close to Home
There is a part of Ashley O that is not a character,” Cyrus told going on to say that the pop world it portrayed was “eerily” familiar to her.
“You can see it playing out in the media right now. There are huge similarities with what we see in pop music today,” she added.