According to Parton, Cyrus' character takes off her blonde "Hannah Montana" wig and reveals her true identity as Miley Stewart.
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Parton says the media were then saying bad things about Miley — "just the same way they're doing now in the real press."
Cyrus has recently stirred controversy with two videos, including one that showed the 17-year-old bumping and grinding with "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Adam Shankman.
Parton says she asked Cyrus: "Do you feel like we're just living out the show wedid? And (Miley) said, 'Yeah, but that's great, because I was at least braced for it.'"
"Hannah Montana" season four premieres in July.
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