With the show's premiere, Miley Cyrus became a household name, and Disney Channel was never the same. While Miley Stewart Cyrus had to deal with keeping her alter ego a secret, she also grappled with the same struggles most teenage girls face -- namely, boys.
Cue Jake Ryan Cody Linley , a teen dreamboat who just so happened to be a famous actor. Linley's character led an emotional rollercoaster, from his arrogant personality, to romantic moments like his first kiss with Miley, to that dreaded cheating scandal — not to mention the love triangle that inadvertently developed between Jake, Miley, and Jesse Drew Roy.
Disney To Jake or to Jesse? That is the question So, what's it like to play Miley's TV boyfriend for four years? Just as awesome as you'd expect. In an interview with MTV News, Linley fondly remembered his time spent with Cyrus, describing her as "super sweet" and "very fun;" someone who "taught [him] how to have fun on set and just, you know, laugh. It's clear the teens became a family on set. Later in the series, Linley's character appeared more sporadically, but he said there was always the same vibe when he returned, and everyone was continuously grateful for the show's success.
And while he doesn't get the chance to see his TV girlfriend very often anymore, he still follows her achievements and is delighted at everything she's accomplished. For starters, had their kiss happened a few years later, it wouldn't have been nearly as special.
Apparently, Disney Channel has a show rule that programs can't linger on a kiss for too long. A lot of the time, you only get to see the end of the kiss, usually because another character will walk past the smoochers and block most of the action.
Thankfully, when Jake and Miley had their first kiss in a episode, they pre-dated that regulation, so fans were able to see the entire kiss from start to finish.
Rewatching episodes now, you can clearly see the difference in time length between the two couples, which is a bummer for Loliver fans, yet Jiley ones lucked out. But if you think the kissing scenes were unnerving or awkward for Linley and Cyrus, you'd be wrong. Disney The kiss seen 'round the world The Hannah Montana love triangle was certainly a major turning point for the show -- it ended on a downer for Jiley shippers after Jake cheated on Miley and ruined their relationship once and for all.
But had that not happened, Linley believed the two would've definitely stayed together. According to Linley, though, Jake Ryan is sort of making a comeback this summer. Having just finished wrapping Sharknado 4 , the newest edition to the Syfy franchise, Linley revealed his character Matt in the movie is super similar to Jake, both personality and fashion-wise. He teased how both characters share similar experiences, so it sounds like we might be getting a Jake Ryan 2.