Is Miley Cyrus Leaving Hannah Montana?
07/29/2008 AT 11:30 AM EDT
Teen sensation Miley Cyrus says it might be time to hang up her Hannah Montana wig for good.
"We're thinking this is our last season," she said Monday, in an interview with E! News to air Tuesday night.
But the star, who turns 16 in November, points out she's been hard at work playing her pop star alter ego since she was 11.
"It seems like it's been on, like, longer," she says, of the hit series that is about to begin its third season.
"I just think we did a lot of episodes. We basically did two seasons in one season last year. Usually people would do one season that would be, like, 16 episodes, and we did almost 30 episodes!"
While Cyrus's rep tells E!, "We do not know if this is the last season," the Disney folks confirm that the future of the show remains open-ended.
"Miley said it best when she said she's delighted to be part of the Disney family," says a rep at Disney. "We start production on the third season of Hannah Montana on August 4 and have an option for a fourth season beyond that. We look forward to the Hannah Montana feature film coming to a theatre near you in Spring 2009."
Cyrus, too, says she's still with the Disney kinfolk for now.
"I'm still with my family. You know, they're safe. They always feel like home, and that's what I love about the company. They are family."
Reporting by MICHELLE TAN