Wacky actress Amanda Bynes has been in the spotlight since she appeared as a kid on Nickelodeon’s All That in the 1990s, which led to The Amanda Show and in later years with Jenni Garth in What I Like About You.
Twenty-four now, Bynes stated on her Twitter-feed Saturday, June 19, she no longer enjoyed acting, as she once did, and that she planned to retire.
“Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem,” she began in her series of tweets. “If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it. I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.”
She also noted at one point that she never wrote any of her roles, simply acted as she was directed to, which could be disheartening in one’s career. While there are people who will definitely miss Byne’s zany comedic antics on the screen, I have to say I applaud her from walking away with her dignity still in tact. How many actors keep on acting, despite having very little creative freedom in the roles they portray?
So now what? Will she go on to become a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, an advice columnist, or will she pursue her career as a fashion designer more seriously? I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the tabloids let us know what she’s got going on, and it’ll probably have something to do with her returning to her home planet.