Miss Cyrus Regrets: Miley Apologizes for Drugs, Then Plugs Her New Movies

108935326 Miss Cyrus Regrets: Miley Apologizes for Drugs, Then Plugs Her New MoviesMiley Cyrus has apologized for smoking salvia on tape–though perhaps for the tape more than for the salvia. “[F]or me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for,” she told Marie Claire, while on the set of her new film So Undercover. Cyrus’s previous film, the TMZ-leaked salvia video we’ll call Winter’s Bong, was named best of the year by the Observer, and was the latest in a series of awkward stabs at growing up for the teen star. 

It’s Cyrus’s pursuit of legitimate screen fame that motivates this interview more than any desire to confess. The interview takes place in New Orleans, where Cyrus is shooting her film about a teen private investigator (yep), and Cyrus gets a plug in for another upcoming film, LOL, saying, “It’s what I’m most proud of.” Cyrus has turned the last fumes of interest in her exploits into a marketing opportunity. She’s nowhere near as collected as, say, a Justin Bieber–while pieces on the younger pop star focus on his brilliant career management, Cyrus is compared, here, to “a truck-stop waitress.” What, exactly, Miley Cyrus stands for is up for grabs–she no longer stars on Hannah Montana, and indeed attempted to go “mature” on her slow-selling last album, Can’t Be Tamed–but, in shoehorning an apology into a coming attractions reel, Cyrus indicates just how much, for her, is at risk if LOL and So Undercover fail, and if a bad reputation sticks. One can have a bad reputation or be a financial risk, never both–and Cyrus is trying to solve both problems at once.

ddaddario@observer.com :: @DPD_

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  1. salvia trip says:

    Maybe you need to divide your time between Madonna, Anna paquin, drew Barrymore and Megan fox – not to mention hundreds of others…surely Jolie’s teen relaysh with her thengood pal, didn’t invent this particular wheel. … The person who’s behind all this is Jen Aniston and her PR flack Stephen Huvane, who want to make her new paid boyfriend ‘happen.’ attaching anyone and anything to ‘Angelina jolie’ the biggest movie star in the world is a guarantee. …