The pressures of being a celebrity are great, and they've been known to sometimes take a negative affect on individuals' mental health. And with these issues made public through social media, any potential breakdowns become pop culture fodder. This is exactly the case with actress Amanda Bynes, who has had a very public struggle with substance abuse and mental health over the last few years. But the former child actress is currently on the upswing, and reports that she's been clean and sober for quite some time. She recently did her first interview in years, where Bynes reveals her intentions to return to acting.
I do miss acting, and I have something surprising to tell you. I'm going to start acting again... I want to do TV. Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I'm a fan of. And maybe another TV show where I'm the star of it.
90s kids rejoice, because it looks like Amanda Bynes is going to be returning to acting. Specifically, she's showing an interest in the small screen, which has always been a staple of her career.
Amanda Bynes is one of the more iconic 90s child actors, as she captured the hearts of her core audience in she Nickelodeon sketch shows All That and The Amanda Show. From there, she began acting in slightly more mature roles, including her series lead in the WB's sitcom What I Like About You, opposite Jennie Garth. And while she would also nab a handful of high profile movie roles, Bynes did always feel like a TV star.
Now is probably a great time for Amanda Bynes to return to the small screen. Between network TV, cable, premium channels, and streaming services, it seems like we're in a bit of TV renaissance. Additionally, the trend of nostalgia has proved massively profitable in the past few years, so if Bynes can book a project that focuses on her likability and early roots, I wouldn't be surprised if she could see a revival of her acting career.
Aside from her work in TV, Amanda Bynes is known for a handful of starring roles in film. Her most recent film credit was back in 2010 in Easy A, opposite Emma Stone. Other movies include What a Girl Wants, She's the Man with Channing Tatum, Sydney White, and the movie musical Hairspray.
I'm personally glad to see Amanda Bynes on the mend, and aiming to get back to making us all laugh. Welcome back. Amanda, please.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.