Halsey jokes she's having an 'existential crisis' over Black Mirror's episode starring Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus returned to the world of acting when she took on the world of global pop star Ashley O for Black Mirror's fifth season.

But it seems that fellow musician Halsey, 24, thinks the story could be about her, as she joked with fans via Twitter on Thursday that she was having an 'existential crisis' over the episode.

Episode - Rachel - Jack - Ashley - Too

The episode Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too saw the former Hannah Montana star portray a troubled singer whose music output is being monitored by her menacing aunt and music manager.

Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, appeared to be convinced the story was about her, as she wrote: 'Black Mirror episode about a pop star named Ashley with colorful hair. Existential crisis: Engage.'

Thoughts - Episode - Fans - Halsey - Name

Discussing her thoughts about the episode with fans, Halsey informed them that her real name was Ashley and she joked that if she 'died they killed me'.

Despite Halsey's claims, showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones previously confirmed that they were looking for 'someone like Miley' as they didn't think they would be able to get the real singer on board.

TMZ - Emails - Production - Executives - Episode

And TMZ reported that they had seem emails between production executives about the episode, and claimed Brooker was 'only vaguely aware' of Halsey.

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