Washington, May 26 : Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus almost came close to calling it quits from show biz because of the hue and cry caused by her provocative Vanity Fair photos.
Anna Maria Perez De Tagle, a pal and Hannah Montana co-star of Cyrus, revealed the news.
De Tagle, who plays as Cyrus' sidekick Ashley on the hit kids TV show, admitted that she has had to boost her friend's morale during several phone calls, as she has been feeling a little down of late.
There was such a big fuss about the picture, which appeared in Vanity Fair, showing a topless Cyrus, wrapped only in a bed sheet on, that the 15-year-old actress was forced to apologize for upsetting family groups and parents across America.
According to Perez de Tagle, the whole controversy has been tough on her friend.
"Sometimes I'll talk to her on the phone and she'll be like, 'It's really hard' or 'I'm really tired. I can't do this'," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"I'll always say, 'You do want to do this. You love your job.'
"It (photo scandal) really hurt her. She didn't know that people would look at it like that," she added.