Unfortunately for Miley, 2011 was a bit of a low point in her career. Her "racy" album Can't Be Tamed wasn't as successful as people had hoped. When the star went on her worldwide Gypsy Heart tour in 2011, she didn't even make any stops in the USA or Canada due to, as she put it, lack of interest from her American and Canadian fans.
With her musical career stalling, Miley decided to focus on acting. Hannah Montana aired its final episodes in January 2011, and Miley was eager to find work on the big screen. She landed lead roles in two films, LOL and So Undercover, but the projects never became hits at the box office. Meanwhile, Liam had just landed the role of a lifetime in The Hunger Games.