She stole the show at the VMAs last Sunday and now Miley Cyrus is warning children not to pursue an acting career when they're young because they should enjoy being carefree kids.

The new queen of twerking insists that kids shouldn't have to cope with the pressures that come with being a star.

Speaking to NOTION magazine, the 20-year-old said: "People are like, 'What's your advice to young people that want to be actors?' And I'm like, 'Don't do it', because you need to enjoy being a kid.

"People don't realise, but with so many responsibilities you hold an entire company on your back."

She added: "You're a kid so you're supposed to **** up. Then when you do, it's the head of the company that ends up getting letters from a thousand different people, and that all comes down on him, which then comes down on me.

"I don't think any kid should be responsible for their personal life representing a company as big as that."