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Noah Cyrus got to live out many aspiring actors’ dreams by landing a role in the popular anthology TV series American Horror Story. But the job was very meaningful to Cyrus for one particular reason.

Find out why Cyrus bawled when she learned she would be on the show. 

Being on ‘AHS’ is a dream come true for Noah Cyrus

Cyrus announced that she would be joining the cast of AHS in an emotional Instagram post. The singer posted a video of the cast for episode seven with a long caption explaining how meaningful the job was to her. 

“i genuinely have only experienced this feeling one other time in my life. the feeling of actually LIVING YOUR DREAM,” Cyrus wrote. “it was surreal and i couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity. it truly means the entire world to me. 

“i think only my mom will ever know how excited i truly am and how much this means to me cus she’s the one who’s heard about how much i love the show since i was 12 – 21 lmaoooo. every single person i worked with on this show on camera and off were so kind and so talented and i’m so grateful to have had this experience to work with them. i genuinely cant believe this is my life right now. 😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

The video announced that the episode will also feature Dylan McDermott, Sierra McCormick, Jamie Brewer, Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson, Adam Hagenbuch, Mercedes Mason, Nicolas Bechtel, Tom Lenk, Selena Sloan, Ashley Martin Carter, Valerie Loo, and Merrin Dungey.

Noah Cyrus poses in a voluminous white gown at an event.
Noah Cyrus | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

The singer said she would only consider acting for ‘American Horror Story’

Before her role on AHS, Cyrus was best known for her music career. In her Instagram post, Cyrus explained that the show influenced her music. 

She also said that she has been asked to consider acting before, but that she would only do it if it was for American Horror Story.

“this show has been such a huge fucking inspiration to me my music and so much more. my friends, my managers, family, my agents always asked when i started music “what about acting?!” my ONLY answer since then (probably 2015??) has been “IF ITS AMERICAN HORROR STORY” – when i got the call that i got this part all i could do was fall into a puddle of tears.”


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Noah Cyrus said the show helped her cope with depression and body dysmorphia

Cyrus opened up to her Instagram followers, explaining that being on AHS meant more to her even than being a professional goal and a dream come true. 

“i cant even believe i’m looking at my name in this font. AHS has been my favorite show since i was 12 years old.. i was on tour with my sister and we’d lay in the back of the bus watching asylum and it pulled me in immediately,” Cyrus wrote.

“on my own i started from season 1 and so on and since then i’ve watched the full series more than any show, any movie, and probably more than any song i’ve ever listened to.. there’s episodes i can recite and say the lines word for word with the characters. 

“i spent my years from 13 – 17 kinda being the kid that locked herself away in her dark room cause being out in the world made me feel so lost and so insecure. my body dysmorphia and depression was just eating away at my soul. it was so much pain for such a little body. but something about the show gave me comfort.. there was something else as painful and fucked up out there as i felt on the inside.”

Given her history, it makes sense that Cyrus would feel so emotional about starring on the show that comforted her while managing her mental health. 

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