Even though “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” happens to be a movie on a very light subject, it seems the producers are in no mood to joke around when the movie is being shot. Sequel to the 2014 release “Neighbors” recently saw an extra on the set getting fired for his little joke regarding Zac Efron and weed.
According to MailOnline, it all was meant to be a joke when an extra on the movie tweeted about Zac Efron. In the tweet, the extra actually thanked the “Neighbors” star for the weed, but he also clarified that the weed was fake. Given the history that Zac has had with certain substances and even seeking treatment for the same, the joke wasn’t taken in good humor.
It is being said that following the same, the producers chose to fire the extra as it was too sensitively close to the actor. Zac, however, has not responded to the issue and neither is he the reason why the extra got fired from the movie. The actor had quietly checked into a rehabilitation center for apparent alcohol and substance abuse and has talked about being sober since June of that year.
Zac also made a statement once in an interview that at one point of time; he couldn’t wait for the weekends to arrive so that he could go in party mode. He also added that he became less concerned about his work and weekdays would feel really difficult to pass, which made him realize about his problem.
Ace Showbiz also confirmed the above fact that since the inappropriate post hinted at something, which was really sensitive with respect to the actor, producers decided to let go of the extra. Despite his encounter with substance abuse and staying sober all this while, Zac graciously accepted that he made some mistakes and has learnt a lot from them.
“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” will see the frat boys from “Neighbors” going head to head with sorority sisters who move right next to them. Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne are reprising their roles in the sequel and Chloe Moretz, Selena Gomez are the new additions to the movie. “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” will release on May 2016.
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