April 29, 2010 04:50:45 GMT
Miley's boyfriend was not aware that she was a star until he arrived on the set of 'The Last Song' and saw first hand how the photographers treated her.
Miley Cyrus' actor boyfriend had never heard of the world's most famous teenager when he was cast alongside her in new movie "The Last Song". Liam Hemsworth fell for the "Hannah Montana" star on the set of the drama, but he insists she was a stranger when he first arrived onset.
The Aussie actor tells website Bunte.de, "Miley is a huge star in Australia and I was probably the only one who had never heard of her before. (It was) only when I arrived on set and saw all those fans and photographers I realized how famous she is."
Miley previously revealed that she started dating Liam right after meeting him and wouldn't hide it from the public. "I think it makes it easier," Miley said. "I've been in relationships before where people don't want people to know because it's bad for their career (but) I'd rather not sneak around - it's so much more drama than is necessary."