Miley Cyrus wants people to start taking her seriously.

I have achieved a lot - more than some grown-ups in my position have. And I don't have the feeling that people are taking me seriously, simply because I'm so young. I hope that's going to change.

The 'Last Song' actress says she's fed up with people treating her like a child even though she's already achieved so much and believes she will command more respect once she turns 18 this November.

She said: "I'm really looking forward to turning 18. I have bought my own house and I'm very excited about moving there. I'm quite independent anyway because I have to travel a lot. I have four siblings so my mum and dad can't always come along. But I think people are going to take me more seriously this way.

"I have achieved a lot - more than some grown-ups in my position have. And I don't have the feeling that people are taking me seriously, simply because I'm so young. I hope that's going to change."

Miley is currently dating her 'Last Song' co-star Liam Hemsworth and admits it was hard filming love scenes with him because they began dating in real life.

She told website RP Online: "The funny thing is, that it all happens backwards when you make a film. Before you know each other properly you have to kiss on the beach and before you want to say 'I love you' in real life you have to do it on screen. That was a bit weird. You want to say it in real life as well, but then again not. It's interesting. I think there's a bit of truth in everything that we have done."