In 2018, Miley Cyrus was in front of the camera for the series “Black Mirror” while her Malibu villa burned down – not without psychological consequences.
In the fifth season of the popular Netflix series “Black Mirror”, US singer Miley Cyrus (30) had a memorable appearance: in the episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” she played a pop singer who was initially attacked by her manipulative aunt is forced into a star career and ultimately replaced by an electronically controlled doll. As the musician has now revealed, this shoot had unexpected psychological consequences for her.
Filming while her house burned down
However, the filming in November 2018 was not a traumatic event because of her frightening role, but rather because of the fact that at the same time forest fires caused her villa in Malibu to go up in flames. In the TikTok clip, she said: “In fact, while my house was burning, I was strapped to a hospital bed with my hands handcuffed.”
She put the scene in question at the beginning of her video. In it you can see her in the role of singer Ashley O., who has just woken up from a coma, strapped to a hospital bed as doctors calm her down with sedatives.
Years of panic attacks after “Black Mirror”
Years later, the combination of the horror filming and the recent disaster report from home left its mark on her. “About two or three years after filming, I had these panic attacks that I didn’t know where they were coming from, but I was strapped to a stretcher,” she explained. “I always had these dreams with this image before concerts and actually thought that it was a scary vision that just didn’t make any sense.”
It was only after a while that she realized the connection between her mental problems and the Netflix shoot. The whole thing was “already a strange trip,” but she has now recovered from it.
At the time, Cyrus lived in the burned down house with her then partner Liam Hemsworth (33), to whom she was married from 2018 to 2020. The villas of numerous other stars such as Gerard Butler (53) and Thomas Gottschalk (73) also fell victim to the devastating fire in the Californian celebrity stronghold of Malibu.
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