The now 31-year-old has kept herself out of the spotlight after she was arrested multiple times and her behavior became increasingly erratic. Bynes took a break from show biz back in October 2014, after she was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. This came right after Bynes began making headlines for unpredictable and unusual behavior, both in public and social media.
The former child star made radical changes to her appearance in order to look more like Reality TV star Blac Chyna, but also wrote some upsetting tweets including asking Drake to “murder” her “vagina” and calling the Obamas ugly, Bynes left her fans both confused and worried about her mental state. But after a much-needed hiatus, the actress has been able to work on both her sobriety and career goals.
“Amanda is looking forward to ringing in the new year with her close friends this year,” Bynes’ lawyer said to Us Weekly on Thursday, December 28. “In 2018, she looks forward to completing fashion school and dipping her toe back into acting. She has had several offers but is waiting for the right one to come along for a comeback.”
Bynes was the star on Nickelodeon’s “All That” and “The Amanda Show” as a kid before transitioning into films such as “What a Girl Wants” with Colin Firth, “She’s The Man” with Channing Tatum and the hit musical “Hairspray”. Bynes’ last role on the big screen was in 2010’s “Easy A”, in which the actress played the God-fearing high schooler Marianne, opposite Oscar winner Emma Stone.
Back in June, Bynes gave her first interview in four years to Hollyscoop’s Diana Madison and talked about her sobriety and her experience in college.
A full remake of “The Amanda Show” or “What I like About You” may not be on her future, but Bynes did also mention in the interview that she was open to doing cameos on some of her favorite shows.
“I do miss acting, and I actually have something surprising to tell you: I’m going to start acting again,” Bynes said at the time. “I want to do TV, maybe a few guest spots on a show that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show where I’m the star of in the future.”
Bynes also opened up about her overall experience, taking classes at L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
“I’ve learned how to sew, make patterns, and I want to start a clothing line in the future, so FIDM has been helping me with that,” she said in June.
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