Miley Cyrus stands in for actor husband at film premiere

LOS ANGELES • Newly married pop singer Miley Cyrus stood in for her Hollywood actor husband Liam Hemsworth on Monday, attending the premiere of his latest film Isn't It Romantic on his behalf as he was unwell.

Dressed in a red floor-length gown, complete with a train, the Wrecking Ball chart-topper posed for pictures and chatted with journalists alongside Hemsworth's co-stars in the romantic comedy, Rebel Wilson and Priyanka Chopra.

Asked what was the most romantic thing she had ever done, Cyrus, who married Hemsworth in a quiet family wedding in December, said: "Maybe it's what I'm doing - I'm here... All dressed up with no date to promote my man's movie, so that's pretty good. He owes me."

Cyrus, who performed with Dolly Parton at Sunday's Grammy Awards, did not give details about Hemsworth, just saying "he's down. He's not feeling well right now".

"Entertainers have a really hard time taking care of ourselves," Cyrus said.

The movie was extremely important to Hemsworth, "so I had to be here to represent it", she added.

Pop singer Miley Cyrus attended the premiere of her husband Liam Hemsworth's latest film Isn't It Romantic on his behalf as he was unwell. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Hemsworth, known for The Hunger Games films (2012 to 2015), apologised to fans for not making it to the Los Angeles premiere on social media and thanked his wife for stepping in.

"Sorry I couldn't make it... tonight, guys. Been dealing with some pretty annoying health stuff the last couple days. Lucky I have the best girl in the world to represent for me!" the actor wrote on Instagram.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2019, with the headline 'Miley Cyrus stands in for actor husband at film premiere'. Print Edition | Subscribe