In a a fan FAQ interview with SBTV, a fan asked Miley about the future of Hannah Montana. Her answer cannot be mis-interpreted. But turns out that her Hannah money has opened a lot of creative doors for her. She told the BBC:
"I worked for five years on something that was a character where I didn't really get to be completely the creative person that I wanted to be so at this point I did the work that I had to do. I had to kinda make my money and do all that so now I don't have to worry about necessarily any of that. I can just make music because I love it. It doesn't have to really be driven by, 'I wanna build up my fan base,' because I have an amazing fan base that's followed me."