Editors for Miley Cyrus‘ upcoming film LOL aren’t in a laughing mood right now—and the former Hannah Montana star’s dalliance with salvia is to blame for their dour mood.
An insider for the film reveals to Us Magazine that technicians are scrambling to alter the film—which contains a scene in which Cyrus’ character, Lola, smokes marijuana with a guy pal—so that viewers aren’t reminded of the scandalous video that leaked late last year, featuring Miley smoking the legal hallucinogen salvia from a bong.
According to the source, LOL‘s pot scene “can’t be reshot,” forcing editors to employ “tricky editing and effects magic…they are erasing all traces of her inhaling or being in the same shot with the actor.”
The drastic chop job has forced editors to excise Cyrus’ “entire arm” from the scene, the insider notes.
Extraordinary measures? Maybe. But the source notes that the movie’s execs are intent on not conjuring Cyrus’ salvia video in any way:
“The studio doesn’t want to take any chances having the controversy affect the film.”
But while everybody else has been working overtime to snip any reminders of Cyrus’ real-life brush with the bong, the source notes that the 18-year-old actress was unfazed by the media hubbub while filming the movie:
“Miley didn’t seem to care.”
Judging from the public reaction to the bong video, Miley might be the only one to boast such nonchalance over the matter.