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>> calculated and destined for break things. not entirely surprising for a little girl originally named destiny hope cyrus. >> giving her that name before she was born because i felt it was destiny to bring help to the world. i think that this is her purpose, her path. she is a natural born singer, songwriter, entertainer. >> it did not hurt their father was a hit maker. ♪
>> the factory at one big hit, that puts them at the level where he had access to musicians and producers and record company people that she probably would not have that were not for father. >> what could be better than having a famous father? having music legend like dolly parton for a godmother. in fact, later in life she recorded her own version of the classic. i think looking to her, looking to this sort of eccentric showmanship of dolly parton, it helped find her own style. >> she was just a toddler in 1993 when she was on the stage with many of music's biggest names. >> doing a tribute to elvis presley in memphis, tennessee, she came out onto the stage during the finale, the blues version of amazing grace.
she came out on stage with some of the big stars in the world and she kind of became one with every singer and everybody was holding her and she had her hands up, singing. the last guy to hold her was tony bennett and he came as the song ended and he said you have a special little girl here. >> despite being surrounded by fame, she had a normal childhood. raised a southern baptist, her home was a small town in tennessee. on a 500-acre farm. >> love the outside and we would field fires on top of the hill and sit down and look at the stars, roast marshmallows. i was good at those things. i wasn't good at sitting them down and saying let's do your algebra now.
>> he was good at watching out for his will grow, even as a toddler at her eyes on bigger things. here is the producer. >> doing a video at the farm and she was out there and she was 2 1/2 and they were at a barn on the property and she was standing up on a landing and he said be careful. and she put her hands on hips and she said i am not afraid of anything. >> fearless and bold, two traits that continued to define her as she grew up, went to school and became a cheerleader. >> she went to a private school, a christian school for a year. >> the "rolling stone" editor had access to her. >> she was asked to leave after year. she has different versions of why so i am not sure which one is the real 1. she told the class what french kissing laws and another version
teacher went around on a motorized scooter and she still at at one point and was cruising around the classroom. whatever the case was it was not a perfect fit. >> what was a great fit for her? music. >> she was a good student. she worked hard, and she didn't fight the advice. >> renee was her voice teacher when she was 12. >> she had an ingenuous way of getting what she wanted by being charming and lovely and enthusiastic and willing to take the burden of work as well. >> by 2001 when she wanted became crystal clear when the family left tennessee for toronto. billy ray was filming a tv show.
>> she kept saying can they write something for me and i wrote her in one episode. from the time she did that episode she was can the right knee and the next week, the next week. a few weeks after that she and i went to see mama mia in toronto and i will never forget it. it was that combination of acting and the performance on stage of the singers and she said that is what i want to do. i am going to be a great actress and a singer/songwriter. >> she went for it. in 2003 against her father's wishes she auditioned for the role of a lifetime. >> i think you could see the long-range plan when you look at her hannah montana audition. you could see she knew exactly what she was doing. she knew what it required and it would be a stepping stone to
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i am miley cyrus and i am auditioning for the role of hannah montana. >> in 200311-year-old miley hoped this of the her ticket to hollywood. >> the truth of the matter she was the least likely person to get the job. >> the producer was part of the casting team. >> she was 11 and looked 9, to small and too young. >> she was dead set on becoming the star would not give up. >> i am miley cyrus and i am 12 years old. so good for you, and they said are you a vegetable?
>> she read for us over and over again she would do some lines fabulously, wonderfully. then she would miss other lines by a mile. >> my gosh, i know i am an idiot. >> i could not take my eyes off of her. >> two years later they were not convinced. they gave her another shot. >> this is your final audition for this project. >> it ultimately came down to miley and another girl. with miley there was something about her that was so alive and so fearless and all of us finally agreed to take the chance. >> at 13 miley cyrus became hannah montana. >> you are so grows. >> and with living her dream.
♪ >> she was the perfect fit for the plot line. a school goal with a secret double life as a teen pop star. >> 19 seconds. >> she is your best friend years and are later you're going to have to tell her you are hannah montana. >> one of the things that connected about her was the realism that this is art imitating life imitating art. >> she auditioned her own bed for the part of her tv dead. a smack. >> get ready, get set, don't go. >> one of the episodes, i wrote that song as she left for california. no daddy ever wants to see his little girls grow up.
when the series was picked up by new our lives as a family were going to change. >> the show and miley were a smash. hannah montana became one of the highest-rated tv series. and miley shot up the teen idol status. >> you can see the long-range plan when you look at her hannah montana audition. you can see she knew exactly what she was doing. she knew the world would be a steppingstone to other things. merchandise, tv, music. she was the first star to embrace all of these things. >> in 2007 she released hannah montana ii, the soundtrack to her tv series and debuted under her real name. her second album, breakout, went platinum.
in 2008 and hit that she was feeling the pressure of being one of the biggest teen stars on the planet. >> like a mother, trying to let their young 1 go and let them grow up and i feel like they are having a hard time with that. >> her next conquest was a film career. she landed the part in high school musical to and then the voice in the animated movie bolts. >> he could be anywhere by now. >> and in 2009, she brought her tv character to life on the big screen. hannah montana, the movie. >> it is all about the publicity. >> $31 million its opening weekend it's cemented her as more than a singer, more than an actress. she was an all-around performer.
>> she was white hot but disney's billion dollar baby would give her first taste of controversy. is started with a provocative photo shoot, the 15-year-old barely dressed in no longer the girl next door. then she shocked fans when she spies a performance at the 2019 choice awards by pole dancing. the deal went viral and parents went postal. >> her fans and their parents were like this isn't the hannah montana we know. >> we could not do much about that. the fearlessness and a sense of spontaneity, the sense of what is she going to do now. it means she is going to at times make mistakes. >> that she was then faced. >> the media always tries to overdo it and it is no one
else's business how my parents raised me are out i am being raised. >> even her parents were concerned when a video surface of her taking a hit. >> i was alarmed for my daughter's safety. >> she downplayed the video saying it was not pot and apologized for the magazine. her image was changing. her 2010 album said it all. ♪ >> look at the album title, can't be tamed. she put it right out there. i feel like we saw it play out in front of our eyes, this person breaking loose of the disney character. >> in 2011 the split became official when she quit the show that made her a global phenomenon. hannah montana was no more.
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two years after hannah montana ended, 21-year-old miley cyrus is on the edge. she is skydiving for rolling stone magazine. extreme, unafraid and ready for reinvention. this is the new miley cyrus. >> want to land. >> we were both terrified, i think. a situation where neither of us wanted to back down. i think she likes pushing the envelope right now. >> a difficult thing to do and you can pull it off. when you make the break it has to be a break. you cannot leave one foot in that world. >> she moved out of her parents' house and then with her boyfriend.
quit acting to focus on a bold new pop album and started distancing herself from her wholesome image. >> she got a new label and new management. she felt like she needed a change because not that they were going to hold her back but just that they might be scared of the way she was going to go. >> and miley was going to go for a big risk. with the first single week can't stop, she released a video. >> it was the first glance and >> it was the first glance and to oppose hannah montana miley cyrus and we saw the shock of white shade hair rolling around in the bed playing with plush toys. >> she was interviewed for harvard bizarre. >> she knew it was make or break with the record level. she told them if you give me
this chance to do it my vision and it goes belly up, i will do whatever you want. >> she rest in all and it worked. breaking records, going viral and reaching over 10 million views within 24 hours of its release. now she could do it exactly what she wanted to and what she wanted was a memorable performance at the video music awards, where millions of americans would get their first look at the new miley. >> she was nervous because this was the big rollout, this is new line going to be now. >> on stage she stripped down to nothing but underwear, grinding with a giant foam finger and this. >> into history, it must be said. i was sitting right next to lady gaga and i turned around just to
see with those around me were doing and everyone had the same expression on their faces. are you seeing what i am saying? >> it was hot but what is a mass? her critics thought so, even brooke shields told the "today" show -- >> i feel like it is desperate her out want to know who is devising are and why it is necessary. >> more than 150 complaints. >> summer humorous. someone said it was like watching a brawl and other people complained about child pornography, and which she is 20 years old. >> her reaction? >> she left off. it did not seem to faze her. she knew it would get a reaction and that is part of why she did it. everyone was talking about her. >> she was quick to point that out, saying my performance had 306,000 tweets permanent. more than a blackout or the
super bowl. and she said exactly what she got in her documentary, the movement. >> strategic hot mass. right now i am at a point where i can do this and be exactly who i want to be here to go for what you want to do. >> the controversy fueled her confidence. in her next video, she was sometimes naked while riding a wrecking ball and clicking a sledgehammer. and this time she wanted to show something different. her vulnerability. >> when the bridge hits and you see her shed a tear. >> a tear over a tortured romance, rumored to be about her fiancee. >> i think she wants to show the sensitive side of her and not just the party girl.
>> soon after its release, "wrecking ball" became the number one song in the country. they announced they were breaking up for good. and she was invited to host a show. >> who are you? >> what do you mean? i am the old you. >> what did the wild child do next? but surprisingly, she was pretty tame. there was no nudity, and no apologies. >> if i owe anybody an apology it is the people and make the bottom half of the shirt. >> her mild mannered performance capped focus on the music. >> she is showing the different sides, the performer. the one thing you cannot deny going back to hannah montana is she has a good voice.
she knows how to sing and "wrecking ball" puts it out there. ♪ >> i will list some words that some people have used to describe her. disaster. >> definitely not, very calculated and very self aware. >> gifted. >> yes, definitely. >> talent, fearless. >> very fearless. >> and genius. >> i don't know about that. let's not go crazy. >> she is in control, i think she is smart and knows what she wants to do with her career next. >> what she does next, she said it will be unforgettable. >> i want to remember this is what separates me from everybody else. i get overwhelmed and i will perform because everything has
he really can act. >> but so much of paul walker's passion was played off-screen. >> he said he was one foot in, one foot out with the hollywood game. >> we all lost a friend in this. >> i can't -- i can't really believe it. it's just not fair. >> get away. it might blow up. >> the car is in half. i can't tell if there's someone in there. >> video captures the horror. >> he's dead. >> there's nothing. we tried. we went through fire extinguishers i. >> a day that ended in tragedy started with charity.
movie star paul walker at an annual event for his foundation reach out worldwide. >> we were collecting toys and donations so we can distribute them around. >> j.d. dwarfman runs operations for the charity walker co-founded. >> came out to show support, thank everybody. he wasn't there for the pictures. just normal paul. >> just normal paul. pursuing two of his great passions, helping others and showing off fast cars. including this rare porsche worth nearly $500,000. >> brought about 600 into the u.s. back around 2004 to 2006. >> there is nothing ordinary about it. a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour. the engine in the middle of the car. and oil changes costing $900. >> it's a really finely tuned super high performance super car. driving one really reminds me a
lot of driving a race car with that kind of quick, razor sharp reflexes. >> but it leaves a razor thin margin for error on the road. >> i love the power. you feel it right in the chest pushing you back when you push down the gas but a car like this needs to be driven with great respect because it has so much power and capability. >> this photo is possibly the last ever taken of walker and there's the porsche, a temptation that would lure him and a close friend roger rodas away from the charity event. not surprising for two men who were racing competitors and co-owners of a car customization shop. it was speed, after all, that drove walker's fame. "fast & furious" a fix for adrenaline junkies. rob cohen launched the franchise and pitched it to walker. >> it was over dinner i said to
him, you know, i'm developing a movie. we just got going on the script but i'm developing a movie about this, you know, underground street racing world. >> paul walker obsessed with amateur racing from an early age didn't skip a beat. >> he said, i get the girl. i get the gun. i get the car and you're directing. i don't have to wait for the script. i'm in. >> explosions. stunts and speed. it was a dream come true for walker. >> i really don't see how i could have more fun or making a movie could be more of a thrill than it was making this one. >> one film would turn into seven. with box office receipts topping $2 billion. theaters filled with moviegoers drawn into the action. and to the lead actor for more than a decade. >> he's just such a lovable man. there's something in that spirit of life and lightness that just
kept coming through and people were just very attracted to that. >> "fast & furious" would become a cultural phenomenon, a lucrative franchise of video games and merchandise. >> feels good to be appreciated, especially talking about ten years, ten years plus of your life. >> one of the worst phone calls i have ever gotten. i was shocked, i was speechless. i didn't believe it was real. >> but it was real. not a scene from a movie. >> from our location, it's a little difficult to know what it was. someone called it in. said that there was a vehicle fire. >> paul walker, roger rodas and the porsche had not arrived back at the nearby charity event. >> we all ran around, jumped in cars, grabbed fire extinguishers like myself and immediately went to the vehicle. >> but time wasn't on their side
where witnesses had only seen smoke, now there was fire. it was too late. >> it was engulfed in flames. there was nothing. they were crapped. and employees, friends of the shop, we tried. >> the car barely recognizable. two men now dead in an accident still under investigation. the site now transformed into a place to mourn and remember. >> scotty and diane, they're going to be my family. >> when we return, paul walker before he was "fast & furious." >> make it for practice tomorrow, okay? >> okay.
before he raced to fame as a hero cop on the big screen, paul walker played adorable on tv. >> but they want a little boy. and i'm a little boy. and me and scotty are special. >> yeah, you're special. >> his mom had him doing child modeling, little gigs here and there. he was never super passionate about acting as a young guy and something he fell into very naturally. >> the son of a model and a sewer contractor, walker was the oldest of four kids in a working class mormon home in sunland, california. >> they were a typical family but very loving, very close knit. >> amber lea was a childhood friend of walker's. >> most of his friends would typically call him pollywog. he had a contagious spirit. he was always smiling. his just effervescent personality was electric.
>> at 13 years old that electric personality landed paul a string of roles in popular '90s sitcoms "like who's the boss." >> high school isn't a picnic. >> and "charles in charge." but for this california kid acting took a backseat. >> paul walker grew up in san fernando valley and he loved surfing from a young age. he eels always been fascinated by the ocean. later he became really into brazilian jujitsu and he was an athlete. he was a sportsman and he loved the outdoors and the blue eyes, blond hair and california surfer accent. >> how could you not love surfing looking like him looked. >> right, right? for a lot of people he became a prototypical california heart throb. >> a california heartthrob with a thing for cars. >> i remember when i got a jetta, a volkswagen jetta my
senior year and he saw hi car and he said, oh, you know, i'm not one that swears but he said, oh, that car's bitching and caught me off guard and he was almost as excited about it as i was but i got to drive it. >> there's probably nothing he couldn't have done. >> he played junior varsity football. >> i remember him playing junior year because we weren't particularly good that particular year but he was playing safety and looking back, i've coached a lot of games but i'll tell you that he had one of the two best hits seen in a jv game. >> really? >> yeah. we were clocked in the game. but he wasn't quitting. >> off the field he kept his classmates entertained. >> i would say closer to class clown than laid back. >> really? >> yeah. great sense of humor and the smile and so it was -- i think people appreciated his sense 0 of humor. >> by the time he graduated from
high school, walker's good looks and charm landed him a role on "the young and the restless." >> you better off and leave the kid allen. >> talk a little bit about the paul walker of his teenage years because, i mean, he said i smoked bowls and kind of pan handled and i kind of lived the transient life for a long time and didn't know where i was or what i was doing. >> liked couch surfing here and there and driving in the wilderness and 16 years living out of a suitcase. >> when money got tight, he went back to acting on tv on tv's "touched by an angel." >> that's great. >> on the big screen in "pleasantville." >> he played chip martin, all-american basketball jock and squeaky clean and a super funny role in this morality satire. he is kind of the boy corrupted or enlightened by reece
witherspoon. he made a big impression in that movie. >> the movie was a hit and finally a decent payday for walker. that same year, some news he wasn't expecting. >> when paul found out that his girlfriend at the time was pregnant i think it rocked him. he went to a christian school and he didn't like the idea of having a child out of wedlock and it scared him and he also knew that he was a wild guy. he said, i was sleeping with her friends at the time and it did not seem like a good idea to be -- to be married. >> with walker focused on his playboy life style, his daughter meadow lived full-time with her mother in hawaii but having a daughter, walker said, was a life changer. he buckled down and got serious. >> i had a dream that we were beating bangle 14-3. >> i think everyone started really paying attention to him when he was in "vars if i blues." >> he was a supporting character you really remembered.
he played a football quarterback who's sidelined by a knee injury and a role that had a lot of heart and kind of goofy movie. >> but walker craved a meatier role and auditioned for "the skulls." >> paul came in and, you know, at first he was like a surfer dude. >> rob cohen was directing. >> the first reading it was more like he was, hey man, i got tubed and it was gnarly. right? and then i said, look, just say the lines, finish the endings on the words and just do it like a guy with an education. because this kid would have gone to prep school and all that stuff. so, paul did it again. and he nailed it. i mean, he was like really could do it. and i thought, this young guy is so full of light, light, you
know, he just came out of his eyes. >> how they know everything we do. they know every place we go. >> when we got to work on "the skulls" then i saw he really can act. you know? he's not just a presence. he was pushing emotions out and playing conflict. >> that performance convinced cohen to develop a movie for walker. he had paul at hello. >> i said, well, you are an undercover cop who goes underground to bust up this world. >> walker was in. and cohen never looked back. >> we shook hands that night and no matter what other forces tried to dislodge that agreement, i stuck to my guns and paul became brian o'connor. >> man that guy's fast. >> coming up, walker becomes a bona fide movie star but proves to be much more. >> this is the fruits of our labor yesterday making a scramble to port-au-prince and the timing was impeccable.
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it's been 12 years since paul walker got the role of a lifetime going from stud wingman to leading man. aging gracefully on screen as an action movie star, paul walker was also maturing off-screen. most of us know paul walker as brian o'connor from "fast & and the furious." that action star. but you wrote that he was much more than that.
how so? >> i think people didn't realize that he had a full, vibrant life off the screen. he always said he was one foot in, one foot out with the whole hollywood game. >> outside of the hollywood game walker was deeply involved in the world of fast cars. and even raced with the hollywood plug. >> what's up, paul walker? >> he was a total auto head and owned always evolving. it was a performance shop that really appealed to the car junkie that paul walker was. >> paul was much more than a car junkie. he was also deeply committed to humanitarian relief. in 2010, walker took a team to haiti helping in the aftermath of the major earthquake that devastated the small nation. >> asked a bunch of people what they thought we should bring. >> he knew that you had to do
something. know one knew what to expect but he was bringing medical equipment, water filtration and do what he could. when they got there, they did so much for their first time they were able to set up a hospital in an orphanage and the experience he came home with after that was i have the opportunity to do something very special. >> walker wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty. >> you talked about the fact that he went to alabama to help with victims of the tornadoes. >> yep. >> lots of people talk about things they care about. he actually did something. >> he cared about other people and he went and helped them. >> we were helping clear a house. it was 100 degrees. the humidity was through the roof. and we're just working with chain saws, just piling through full gear on sweating, working hard. >> but then, the homeowner realized that a hollywood star was among those helping out.
>> and the emotion that they expressed, this was someone who just lost everything, that someone, you know, with the name notoriety of paul would just be there working to make their life a little better with -- there was no camera crew, there was nothing. it knew their mind. >> it's interesting because he was very private. he almost remained like a mystery to all of his fans, other than what they saw on screen. >> yeah. paul walker didn't go after a lot of press. he didn't necessarily want to be photographed. you didn't see him coming up in magazines. >> sales woman irene king recalls a day paul walker was in her jewelry star as an iraq veteran and his fiancee were shopping for ridges. >> she saw something she liked and she was trying this them on and turned out they couldn't afford them. >> paul walker could afford a $10,000 ring. >> he wanted to help them out. and so, he just out and out bought it for them. he went to the manager and he
was very specific about having it anonymous. he didn't want the couple to know that he was buying the ring for them. >> walker's father paul sr. says the generosity wasn't only extended the strangers. >> he was always doing stuff for us. big gestures. he just -- his heart was so big. he'd go have a family gathering and say, all the little kids, nieces and nephews with uncle paul and it was always, don't worry about college. take care of college. just study hard. >> walker never finished college himself but even as his movie career took off his father knew junior was ready to slow down. to become a more present father for his daughter. >> he was looking so forward to going to take a hiatus and, gosh dad, she's 15. i don't have much more time to
be with her. >> walker's words proved to be eerily prophetic leaving behind those who loved him the most. friend and director rob cohen was devastated by the news. >> he called me his movie dad and i feel like i lost my son. i can't -- i can't really believe it. it's just not fair. that's what i keep thinking. it's just not fair. >> walker's death had a similar affect on his "fast and furious" costarred like vin diesel, dwayne johnson and tyrese gibson. diesel visited the crash site to pay his respects. >> thank you for coming down here. and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. >> johnson took to instagram simply posting, love you, brother. and tyrese gibson with whom he
was particularly close -- >> we have seen him grieving on social media and the crash site and indicative of the fact they were very, very tight. he had a very good relationship with his "fast & furious" cast mates. >> days later, those cast mates released this tribute. >> the most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. >> with his cast mates now grieving, "fast & furious" 7 has been put on hold and the future of the franchise is uncertain. in the end, walker left a lasting impression in life and death. >> you forgot that he was an actor. you forgot that he was a name. he was just -- he was a friend. we all lost a friend in this. >> focus. it is right here. it's what's important. it's what's of the heart. family, friends, the rest -- phew. two shots by my class.
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