HOLLYWOOD is downsizing its assets. Lindsay Lohan, teenage star of the forthcoming Disney movie Herbie: Fully Loaded, has become the latest actress to have her bustline digitally reduced to avoid offending audiences.
Lohan, 18, had finished work on the fourth sequel to the 1968 film The Love Bug, about a sentient Volkswagen Beetle, when reports from test screenings indicated that some parents felt she came across as somewhat sensual for a family-oriented film.
Disney technicians went though scenes showing the actress jumping up and down at a motor racing track and altered them with a computer program — reducing her bust by up to two cup sizes and raising the necklines on her T-shirts.
Lohan is said to have been amused by what technicians call her “digital boob job”.
“I don’t know how Renée Zellweger kept swelling and shrinking for Bridget Jones: it’s no fun,” she said recently. “Bring on the computer guys.”
Lohan is not the only actress to have had her body shape altered by Hollywood’s computer wizards. Angelina Jolie was “trimmed” in a scene from the forthcoming film, Mr and Mrs Smith, in which she slides down a rope.