Amanda Bynes has decided to retire from acting. Amanda Bynes announced she was retired from acting this weekend, bringing an end to her career at the old age of 24. It might seem like an odd revelation to us, but it seems that Bynes just wasn’t having fun doing it anymore. That seems like reason enough to quit a job you don’t like, and, with a successful television show in her past now, Bynes has probably made enough money to keep her happy for quite a while now. At just 24 years old, it also gives Bynes plenty of time to change her mind later on down the road, and possibly make a comeback if she starts feeling the itch to act again.
The announcement from Amanda Bynes came via her Twitter account this weekend, where she left a few brief messages about her future in acting. The following are messages Bynes posted on her account this weekend:
“I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been apart of I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play
Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem
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”
Bynes didn’t leave an update about her retirement on her Twitter site, but there also hasn’t been a change of heart up till now, leading most to believe that she has indeed decided to walk away from acting. There will be at least one more chance to see her on the big screen soon, though, as she has a supporting role in a movie called Easy A that is due out on September 17. That film will be about a high school student (Emma Stone), who tries to take advantage of her high school’s rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. From the first trailer, it seems like an updated version of The Scarlett Letter in a high school setting.
Amanda Bynes has been around for awhile on television, as well as in film, and got her first big break on a comedy sketch show called All That. Many probably recognize her as the quirky girl from Big Fat Liar with Frankie Muniz back in 2002, and anyone who has watched ABC Family knows her from the film What a Girl Wants in 2003. In addition to those roles, Bynes was in the hit television show What I Like About You, and the movies Hairspray and Sydney White that came out in 2007.