Amanda Bynes On Fame, Hollywood and The Next Chapter

Like everyone in Hollywood, Amanda Bynes deserves a second act, and Paper Magazine presets the Amanda Bynes interview, where she talks about Fame, Hollywood and her "Breakdown."

Amanda Bynes, the actress, best known for her television roles on Nickelodeon's All That, The Amanda Show and What I Like About You on the WB, which had Bynes starring opposite Jennie Garth in an Odd Couple-esque set-up, playing two sisters living in New York City, has been out of the spotlight for bit...but now she is back baby, and ready to BREAK THE INTERNET!!!

Paper Magazine has put Amanda on its cover with the caption "Break The Internet" and it sure made us curious.  Where have you been Amanda?  Did Hollywood destroy you?  What's up with all those crazy tweets? And are you ready for a comeback?  The interview is a MUST click HERE to get the full scoop.

An excerpt:

On seeing ‘Easy A’: “I literally couldn’t stand my appearance in that movie and I didn’t like my performance. I was absolutely convinced I needed to stop acting after seeing it. I was high on marijuana when I saw that but for some reason, it really started to affect me. I don’t know if it was a drug-induced psychosis or what, but it affected my brain in a different way than it affects other people. It absolutely changed my perception of things. I saw it and I was convinced that I should never be on camera again and I officially retired on Twitter, which was, you know, also stupid. If I was going to retire [the right way], I should’ve done it in a press statement — but I did it on Twitter. Real classy! But, you know, I was high and I was like, ‘You know what? I am so over this’ so I just did it. But it was really foolish and I see that now. I was young and stupid.”

Around the time of Hairspray, she remembers "reading an article in a magazine that [called Adderall] 'the new skinny pill' and they were talking about how women were taking it to stay thin. I was like, 'Well, I have to get my hands on that.'" Like many of her fellow millennials experimenting with the amphetamine in their teenage or college-aged years, Bynes says she was able to get a prescription after going "to a psychiatrist and faking the symptoms of ADD."

Her crazy tweets at that time: “I’m really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would. And I’m so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me. It makes me feel so horrible and sick to my stomach and sad. Everything I worked my whole life to achieve, I kind of ruined it all through Twitter.” But, she adds, “it’s definitely not Twitter’s fault — it’s my own fault.”

She’s sober: “I’ve been sober for almost four years now,” Bynes tells me, crediting her parents with “really helping me get back on track…. My advice to anyone who is struggling with substance abuse would be to be really careful because drugs can really take a hold of your life. Everybody is different, obviously, but for me, the mixture of marijuana and whatever other drugs and sometimes drinking really messed up my brain. It really made me a completely different person. I actually am a nice person. I would never feel, say or do any of the things that I did and said to the people I hurt on Twitter. There are gateway drugs and thankfully I never did heroin or meth or anything like that but certain things that you think are harmless, they may actually affect you in a more harmful way. Be really, really careful because you could lose it all and ruin your entire life like I did.”

Yes, everyone in Hollywood deserves a second act and since Amanda is about to break the internet and since What I Like About You was always one of my favorite shows, let's bring that show back.  📺  Amanda Bynes and Paper Magazine...we ❤️you.  Can't wait to see what you do next. XOXO

Amanda Bynes On Fame, Hollywood and The Next Chapter Amanda Bynes On Fame, Hollywood and The Next Chapter Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on November 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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