Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus can be trusted to make her own decisions and mistakes as a teenager, says her on and off-screen father.

Country star Billy Ray Cyrus plays his daughter's on screen father in the Disney series and movie about teen sensation Hannah Montana but said he remains a "laid back" father despite spending most of his time with Miley.

"I just trust her so much," he told a London press conference ahead of the release of the film based on the Hannah Montana show.

"She's got a great head on her shoulders and makes pretty good decisions most of the time and even has enough common sense that if she makes a bad one, she makes adjustments.

"She knows that what life is, it's a day-by-day, step-by-step journey; as she sings in the movie, it's a climb, but the view is great."

Cyrus added: "I try to be a friend for Miley - I know that's not every parent's style but I try to be a friend to her and partner as an actor, a singer and a songwriter, and just let her be a teenage girl and do her thing."

Hannah Montana: The Movie is released on May 1st.

29/04/2009 08:53:54