Selena Gomez & Miley Cyrus Are A Lot Alike According To Bill Murray

Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus have been compared for the last twelve years. The two artists both emerged as global stars following the success of their respective hit shows, Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana. Both women are 26 years old, with only four months separating them. The actresses have both been wildly successful with their music and acting careers, are philanthropists, have incredible fan bases, and eons ago they both dated the same famous guy, Nick Jonas.

Selena Gomez & Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez & Miley Cyrus | Photo by K Mazur/TCA 2008/WireImage

Gomez vs. Cyrus

Despite the obvious similarities, people often point out how different they are because of their public personas. Whilst Gomez is fiercely private, more mellow, and a little more straightlaced, Cyrus is more risque and a rule breaker. Cyrus is also a strict vegan, whilst Gomez’s Texan roots make her a lover of all foods. However, Bill Murray was quick to point out that these two former Disney darlings have more in common than people think.

Bill Murray

Murray and Gomez recently made headlines at Cannes Film Festival. The two costars shared giggles together and were whispering to one another on the red carpet. Gomez added fuel to the fire when she joked that she and Murray were getting married.

Murray on Gomez

Still, despite how close the pair seemed, Murray admits that he didn’t think he would like the “Back To You” singer at first. “I learned that I like her. I learned that whatever preconception I had about someone that had 55 million, billion followers of something — maybe, I probably thought she was different than she turned out to be.” Murray said admitting to unfairly misjudging Gomez in a recent interview.

Murray then went on to sing Gomez’s praises saying that The Dead Don’t Die actress is kind, natural, and unusually bright. In fact, he said that he likes Gomez so much, he’d want her to meet his mom. “If my mother were alive I’d bring her home to her ‘Mother. I want you to meet Selena'” he finished jokingly.

Murray on Cyrus

It seems that Gomez’s great character reminded Murray of another actress who he’s work with previously, Cyrus. The pair worked together on the Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas back in 2015. While speaking about Gomez, Murray admitted that he is always pleasantly surprised to meet a pop star that he really likes. This statement instantly made him think of Cyrus. “Like Miley Cyrus. I dig that chick.” he declared.

Murray then went on to sing both of the singers’ praises. He admitted that he respects that they control their own brand and have massive followings yet still remain true to themselves and their needs “They’re really their own people. They have enormous followings, and they are sort of singing their own songs. Which is cool.” Murray confessed.


We have to agree with Murray here. Both Gomez and Cyrus have unique sounds that have evolved throughout the years but still feels authentic. Both artists remain committed to putting out projects that they believe in and that accurately reflect the stage of life they are in at the time.

New projects

For so long, fans have pitted the two stars against one another, so it’s great to see a famous figure praise both of them. We’re excited to see new work from the pair of them. Cyrus has released the first of three EP’s that will release this year and has returned to acting for season five of the Netflix series Black Mirror. Meanwhile, Gomez’s film The Dead Don’t Die hit theatres today, and she admitted earlier this week that her third solo studio album is complete. We can’t wait to see what’s next for these two talented women.