Miley Cyrus is serious about shedding her squeaky-clean Disney star image. Cyrus will star as a wild teen in the upcoming comedy "LOL: Laugh Out Loud" with Demi Moore.
The singer and actress, 19, will also appear in her very first love scene opposite co-star Douglas Booth in the remake of the 2008 French film with the same name.
In a recent interview, Miley said she took the role to step out of her usual bubbly teenager persona.
"I had been wanting to get out of what people think as the obvious choice for me to do next," Cyrus told Reuters. "It was so freeing to not be, like 'Alright, I'm happy!' and getting to be real and working with life's real emotions. People are so used to me playing the happy girl."
Demi Moore, 49, will play Miley's oblivious mother, Anne, who is trying to maintain control over her rebellious 15-year-old daughter while coping with a divorce.
In one scene, Anne comes home to find her daughter, Lola, has thrown a wild party. Anne also finds marijuana and condoms.
"What first, joints or condoms?" Moore shouts at bedraggled Lola when she appears.
In another scene from the film, Anne discovers her daughter's diary, where she has confessed to losing her virginity and pasted a condom wrapper in one of the pages.
"It's pretty gnarly. It is about a daughter who is involved with all the wrong kids, doing drugs, failing school, but the mother has her on this perfect pedestal. I just fell in love with the story," Cyrus explained.
Cyrus is no stranger to the life of a troubled teen. For the past several years, the pop and country star has been criticized for her wardrobe, partying and other public antics.
Cyrus' image fell under media fire yet again in late November when she made a post-birthday party video proclaiming she was a "stoner."
"This is amazing," Cyrus said about her birthday cake, designed in the shape of reggae artist and marijuana enthusiast Bob Marley. "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a 'Bob Miley' cake. You know you smoke way too much f------ weed."
Demi Moore, who has also fallen under media scrutiny recently due to a drug-induced health scare and pending divorce to actor Ashton Kutcher, said her co-star is not the unrestrained youngster she's portrayed to be.
"Miley is a true professional, and she truly has a wonderful family. It really shows," Moore told MTV News, adding that Miley is "incredibly grounded" and nothing like Lola in real life.