After a few turbulent years filled with driving violations, controversial tweets and being hospitalized under a psychiatric hold, Amanda Bynes is speaking out for the first time — and announcing her desire to return to acting.
Bynes sat down with talk show host and founder of Hollyscoop, Diana Madison, for her first interview in four years to discuss her return to television, as well as her newfound passion.
The actress told Madison, “I do miss acting and I have something surprising to tell you: I’m going to start acting again.”
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Bynes started her television career on Nickelodeon’s “All That,” then moved on to her breakout role on “The Amanda Show” and later starred in “What I Like About You,” before stepping into movie roles.
“I want to do TV,” she said. “Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show where I’m the star of it.”
Madison said Bynes was “very realistic” about her acting goals and said she knows she has to “take it step by step.”
Bynes, 31, said she misses acting and being in front of the camera, but also revealed a new area of interest.
She enrolled in a fashion school and plans to launch her own collection. “I’ve been going to school lately. Fashion school. FIDM [Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising] and I love it. I learned how to sew. I make patterns and I want to start a clothing line in the future,” Bynes explained.
As for her health, Bynes is three-years sober and appears to be in a much better place than she was four years ago.
Tamar Arminak, Bynes’ attorney said she has complied with all conditions of her probation from the series of driving violations which included a DUI, two alleged hit-and-run incidents, tickets and drivers license suspension. Bynes is thankful that no one was hurt and she is very proud of being sober for almost three-years now.
Amanda Bynes turns 27 years old today! 😀
We would like to wish you a happy birthday day! May all your dreams come true. Best of luck with any upcoming projects you have in mind, we’re looking forward to continue keeping up with you. We hope you’ll have lots of fun celebrating with your friends and family. We love you!
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Hi everyone, it’s time for me to write you again. First of all I am so sorry for being away all this time – unfortunately I am dealing with some health issues and I had to be hospitalized for a little bit. I am better now and back home, and happy to see I had a lot of feedback regarding my last post.
Our fans have voted mostly for a media & icon archives! I think both of these are very good ideas I will be working on the future! Someone also mentioned a birthday project, but I believe it’s a bit late for that now, since her birthday is in less than a month! People also suggested a new layout – yes this one is old, it has becoming tiring as it was meant for Xmas season and ok I’ll try to make something lighter and more simple, my problem is there’s no new photoshoots so I’ll have to come up with something using old photos!
I was also thinking we could make some sort of “Fan Of The Month” thing, just a way to get some interaction, make visitors come, meet the fans, what do you think?
I should be starting to update soon again, if my health doesn’t play a trick on me again 🙂
I’m the new co-web of this site! We are 3 now so you can expect a lot of new updates! 🙂
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Let’s start to work. I will try to find some pics to update the gallery!!
My name is Marina and I’m the new co-web. I’ll try to update as much as I can on news and photos, so keep coming over to see the updates.
Everyday, TVpredictions chooses someone as their HD hottie for the day. The choice for June 18th is Amanda.
Today’s ‘HD Hottie’ is Amanda Bynes, who stars tonight in high-def in Hairspray at 9 p.m. on Cinemax West.
Of course, we all already knew she was a hottie – especially in high def!