Sept. 24 was quite the day for Miley! Mike WiLL Made It’s new video featuring her was released, as well as her topless ‘Rolling Stone’ cover — she still wanted more!
The original video for “Wrecking Ball” was an odd combination of a super-emotional, crying Miley Cyrus and an angry naked, sledge-hammer licking Miley. But now, the director’s cut of the video is out — and it’s all raw, beautiful emotion.
Miley Cyrus Balls Through ‘Wrecking Ball’ Director’s Cut
Now this is what we want to see. While the official video is great, Miley is really baring it all in the director’s cut — without taking anything off. And it features an appearance by director Terry Richardson!
The entire video is up-close and personal. Miley is singing and crying through the entire thing — it doesn’t cut away once, and it’s just a head shot.
We’re seriously loving seeing the raw emotion and real feelings in this video — and yes, the tears were real.
“If people get past the point I make, and you actually look at me, you can tell I look more broken than even the song sounds,” she told Elvis Duran. “The song is a pop ballad that everyone can relate too; everyone has felt that feeling at some point. If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means it is so vulnerable. Actually, if you look at my eyes I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.”
However, Miley does get to shake it off and laugh after the song is finished in the uncut video.
At the end, Miley puts on big black-rimmed glasses, and then brings in Terry, laughing with him.
So HollywoodLifers, which video do you prefer — the official or the director’s cut? Vote below and let us know in the comments why!
— Emily Longeretta
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