Aly & AJWill always be Cow BellesThey almost seemed to be the belles Malibu. 

Amanda Joy AJ MichalkaOne-half of the duo that rose to fame on Disney Channel revealed that her and her sister are the reason. Aly Michalka It was almost impossible to get a starring role on Hannah Montana. Just days later, the news broke. Hannah Montana casting director Lisa LondonShared by two actorsGossip Girl regular Taylor Momsen and Victorious star Daniella Monet, nearly got the titular role over the show’s eventual lead Miley Cyrus.

But now, AJ says that sister Aly nearly got the wig herself.  

“I adore Lisa London but I have some tea beyond the tea to spill,” AJ wrote on the duo’s joint Twitter account on August 21. “Gary Marsh originally offered the role of ‘Hannah Montana’ to AlyAnd I was offered the role of ‘Lilly Truscott.'” Marsh was the Disney Channel president for 33 years, before stepping down in 2021. The role of Lilly Truscott, Miley’s best friend, was eventually played by Emily Osment.

AJ continued, “(I know this so doesn’t matter but thought I’d chime in).”

Before the Hannah Montana auditions, Aly played best friend and eventual love interest Keely Teslow on Phil of the Future. Both sistersStarred as spoiled rich kids-turned-farmers in the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie, Cow Belles. Maybe we would get the best from both universes in an alternate reality.