The news that actress Amanda Bynes was going to retire at age 24 was shocking and almost unbelievable. Good thing most of us didnâ€™t believe it.
The actress announced July 23 via her Twitter page, â€œiâ€™ve unretired.â€ This post comes almost a month after Bynes first hinted at stepping away from her acting career. Bynes previously posted comments on her Twitter page such as, â€œBeing an actress isnâ€™t as fun as it may seem,â€ and â€œIf I donâ€™t love something anymore I stop doing it.â€ Finally, Bynes tweeted about her early retirement. â€œI know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first,â€ Bynes said in a Twitter post. â€œIâ€™ve #retired.â€
Like most people, I definitely thought Bynes was way too young to retire, and I was a little confused by it. She never really came out and said why she was retiring or what she hoped to do with her life after she gave up acting. Bynes is at the prime age in her life for a successful acting career. Why would she throw that all away?
Iâ€™m guessing, for whatever reason, Bynes herself realized it was a bad decision to quit acting now, especially when she has her movie Easy A â€• which actually looks like a pretty good high school flick â€• arriving in theaters September 17.
Bynes is a very talented comedic actress who Iâ€™ve enjoyed watching since I was a kid. I loved her characters on the Nickelodeon shows All That and The Amanda Show, like Ask Ashley and Judge Trudy. Bynes was even able to successfully move out into more â€œmatureâ€ roles on her own, like on her WB sitcom What I Like About You, which also starred Jennie Garth. After seeing her in films like Sheâ€™s the Man and Hairspray, Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing Bynes in Easy A and just watching a fun movie, even if itâ€™s not Oscar-worthy.
It could be possible Bynes originally said she wanted to retire because she didnâ€™t find her previous comedic roles all that fulfilling. Whether she plans on tackling some dramas or other genres in the future doesnâ€™t matter to me. Bynes makes me laugh in everything she does. Iâ€™m happy I will get the chance to see Bynes in more movies and TV shows for years to come. Or at least until she decides to retire again at 30.Tags: All That, Amanda Bynes, Easy A, Hairpsray, Nickelodeon, She's the Man, The Amanda Show, Twitter, What I Like About You