Amanda Bynes Is Sober and Making Her Return to the Spotlight After Four Years
Amanda Bynes left Hollywood after one of the scariest mental health crises since Britney Spears’ now-infamous head shaving. When she announced her retirement from acting in 2012, we didn’t expect her to return, even when Nickelodeon announced that The Amanda Show would be coming back to TV in the form of reruns this month. But the star recently appeared on the vlog Hollyscoop and announced that she’s three years sober — and that she’d like to return to her roots as an actor after four years out of the spotlight.
In the interview with Diana Madison, Bynes talked about what she’s doing now and where she’d like to go with her career. Though she is back in school, studying fashion (and hopes to start a clothing line in the future), the big news is that her acting retirement was short lived. “I want to do TV, maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show that I’m the star of it,” Bynes said.
As for her troubles between 2010 and 2012, Bynes admitted that she thought she was coming across in a different way, especially when it came to rapper Drake. “I was serious, but I was also on drugs, so that was my way of saying, ‘Let’s do it, man.’ But I was on drugs and trying to be hilarious,” she told Madison.
Bynes also came clean about the wigs and piercings she had during that tumultuous time, saying that she took her inspiration from Blac Chyna: “I stole her look!”
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