Kelly Preston was "moved" to be asked to star in a film with Miley Cyrus.

The actress returned to work last summer - six months after the death of her 16-year-old son Jett Travolta, who passed away after suffering a seizure - to make 'The Last Song' following a personal request by the 'Hannah Montana' star.

Kelly - who is married to actor John Travolta - said: "I agreed because Miley asked me herself to play her mom. I was really moved. It was the perfect movie to sort of get my feet wet."

The 47-year-old star was regularly accompanied to the film set by her nine-year-old daughter Ella Bleu and was delighted with the way she was treated by cast and crew.

She told People magazine: "Julie Anne Robinson, the director, Adam Shankman, the producer and Miley took such great care of me. They were wonderful with my schedule. I just worked a little bit."