Teen sensation Miley Cyrus believes she has achieved enough in her career to be taken seriously though she is just 17.
The Hannah Montana star is fed up of being treated like a child and hopes she will command more respect when she turns 18 in November this year, Contactmusic reported.
"I'm really looking forward to turning 18. I have bought my own house and I'm very excited about moving there. I'm quite independent anyway because I have to travel a lot. I have four siblings so my mum and dad can't always come along. But I think people are going to take me more seriously this way," said Cyrus, who recently starred in coming-of-age drama Hannah Montana .
"I have achieved a lot - more than some grown-ups in my position have. And I don't have the feeling that people are taking me seriously, simply because I'm so young. I hope that's going to change," said the actress.
Cyrus is currently dating her Last Song co-star Liam Hemsworth and admits it was hard filming love scenes with him because they began dating in real life.
"The funny thing is, that it all happens backwards when you make a film. Before you know each other properly you have to kiss on the beach and before you want to say 'I love you' in real life you have to do it on screen. That was a bit weird. You want to say it in real life as well, but then again not. It's interesting. I think there's a bit of truth in everything that we have done."