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Amanda Bynes Retires from Acting

Amanda Bynes Says She's Retiring — Will You Miss Her?

Just the other day my friend and I were talking about how we've been missing Amanda Bynes in movies lately. She had just seen She's the Man, and we were commenting on her spot-on comedic timing. Well, too bad for us, because now comes word that Bynes is leaving acting for good — the actress took to her Twitter account over the weekend to announce that she's retired.

The news has me thinking back to her days on The Amanda Show or her "Ask Ashley" segment on All That (if you haven't seen either, go here and here). Sure, she was a bit over-the-top, but she was totally a little SNL comedienne in the making. If her recent tweet is to be believed, the last we may be seeing of Bynes is September's Easy A. I know she hasn't exactly been churning out movies, but I'm a bit disappointed none the less. How about you?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
haha; this announcement just made me laugh out loud - as if she's this super important person who needs to tell the world that they don't "get" to watch her anymore. doesn't everyone realize this is such a publicity stunt?! this is not to say that I don't like her - she has great comedic timing and as an actress she is charming and adorable. what I have never been able to get over is how producers try to pass her off as a star - if you look at her career, her greatest performances came in supporting roles ("Hairspray," her comedic work on "The Amanda Show," even the horrificly stupid "Big Fat Liar") or where she had an equally great supporting star (What I Like About You). I'm not particularly saddened by this news; but I do hope she comes back and uses her talent in more supporting roles...
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I thought she was adorable in Hairspray. I haven't really seen much of anything else she's been in. I think she has some great potential, though, so I hope she doesn't give up on acting. But if she does, it won't eat me up inside or anything.
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
ugh I can't stand her! GOOD RIDDANCE!
animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
Wow, this really bums me out. I loved her in "What I Like About You" and I loooooooooooooooove "She's the Man." She just cracks me up. I was bummed about her playing the "mean girl" on Easy A, but this news is even worse! Sad :(
gd101 gd101 7 years
i would miss her, even though we have not seen much of her lately.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm not sure if i'll miss her too much, but i do have to think that the access to twitter and other social media makes it way to easy to say things in the heat of the moment and not be able to fully take them back. i get what she's saying especially since she's been acting for so long and not really catching that huge break - but now she's always going to be known for what she's posted and that's not going to help her at all if she changes her mind.
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