Amanda Bynes: 'I've unretired'
July 26th, 2010
10:27 AM ET

Amanda Bynes: 'I've unretired'

Just one month after announcing that she was quitting acting, Amanda Bynes has had a change of heart. Temporarily, at least.

“I’ve unretired,” the 24-year-old actress wrote on Twitter July 23, before plugging a clip of her upcoming romantic comedy, “Easy A,” which arrives in theaters September 17.

Whether Bynes – who plays a religious high-school student in “Easy A” - means she’s back for good remains to be seen.

Last month, she revealed on Twitter that she was giving up her 14-year-career in show business because, “I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it.”

What’s more, she said, “I've never written the movies & TV shows I've been a part of. I've only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play."

The former Nickelodeon star has not yet revealed whether she has any new projects in the works.


soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Brendan

    Good write-up! I am also going to publish a blog post about this... thanks a lot

    May 26, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fill The Silence

    It's really a nice and useful piece of information. I am happy that you just shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    April 7, 2012 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. That Guy

    I grew up watching Amanda Bynes. Im 25, and she was working nick the same time i was watching it. It would be great to see her become successful as an entertainer. However, looking at what is happening to some of the other young women growing up in the entertainment industry, I see why she is hesitant to get involved. Any intelligent person would absolutely want to weigh the pro's and con's before continuing in that lifestyle. Hopefully, whatever move she does finally make, she remembers to keep herself and her family first.

    August 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. How stupid can you get

    So yeah, she "retires" makes a big deal out of it gets in the news then "un-retires" a month later? Seriously come on! 1. Get over yourself and your drama... i.e. grow up 2. Shut up and go back to "retirement" 3. If I even liked you to begin with I wouldn't now due to this ignorant behavior/drama.

    July 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Demunn

    Look at me! Look at me! I'm unretired! Somebody PLEASE pay attention to me!

    July 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. K

    I want to see her boobs, too...

    July 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. N

    I give up on you. You're an angry person with too much free time and misdirected aggression. I'm sad for the life you must lead.

    July 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @N

    No, I don't have anything better to do but bust your chops and make you whine like a little girl. You deserve all the cruel things I can spew at you. Chumps like you always feel the need to condemn anyone that doesn't share your point of view. I see your comments on all the stories and as soon as someone disagrees, you feel the need to put them down with your backhanded comments. You are an idiot. It's apparent that intelligence doesn't run in your family.

    July 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. N

    Yeah, and I stand by it. Look at the vitriol being spewed on this post.
    I feel no need to have the last word because I'm certain you'll respond with something rude and unjustified. Have you nothing better to do than say cruel things to a stranger? I'd pity you if you mattered.

    July 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. N

    And you're blatantly rude with no justification.

    July 27, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • @N

      Yet....you keep coming back for more.

      July 27, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • @N

      Let us not forget that you were the one that called internet commentors "the lowest form of life". Who's blanantly rude now?

      July 27, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. N

    On my computer, at least, there is no "Reply" function when replying to someone else's reply. It's an issue with the site, not my abilities to use the internet. Lay off. You have no right to call me stupid, you don't even know me.

    July 27, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. N

    I'm glad you find it acceptable to insult perfect strangers on the Internet, "@N." I'm sure it makes you feel like a big person to insult someone who wasn't mudslinging in the first place.

    I merely commented on the fact that the majority of comments that came after my original one were rude or just downright mean. Being the same age as Amanda Bynes, I can't imagine being in the public eye and the pressure to sell the product that is Yourself. I don't blame her for wanting to retire from acting and pursue something else, I'm just happy she's changed her mind (for now). And the fact that so many people blatantly cast judgement on her, and call her fat for no apparent reason, just shows a lack of intelligence on everyone else's part.

    Keep your comments to yourself if all you have to say is unintelligible cruelty.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • @N

      WOW....righteous indignation from someone as stupid as you. Still can't figure out how to "REPLY" to someone, can you?

      July 27, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. L

    "Adored" ?? "a rough patch in her career "?? that's another good one !! DUH !!!........

    July 27, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. mushymushroom

    If the whole retiring thing is indeed a publicity, well that's more creative than pulling a stunt in clubs or joining a reality show or got impreganted with eight babies. I mean, she only did it once, can you count how many times Jay-Z retired?

    Publicity stunt or not, I'm glad she's not retiring. :)

    July 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. joe

    I just want to see her boobs

    July 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. NK

    I like her too but of course it was a publicity stunt. Hello! she's got a moving that's going to be released in September. You cant 'retire', then make a movie and have it set to be released within a couple of months. She made the movie before 'retiring'. She knew the movie was coming out and since she's not really popular right now, she needed to find a way to draw attention to herself so she could plug the movie.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. N

    Thanks for that assessment, "@N," but what makes you draw *that* conclusion?
    Ugh, I don't even care. I'm not getting into this over something so petty as a frivolous comment on a blog post.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • @N

      Simply by the fact that you don't know how to "REPLY" to people and your posts are idiotic. So, you're just stupid or 13. Take your pick.

      July 27, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. N

    Oh yes, because I'm the one making disparaging comments about a young woman who's possibly having a rough patch in her career. You are quite observant, "@N," I'm glad you recognize how terrible I've been.

    July 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • @N

      Nope, just noting how stupid you are. We all recognize that.

      July 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Not here to argue, but her "career"? You cant be serious. Thats why i didnt worry about her retiring. You have to have a career to retire from. Im willing to bet that less than 2% of the people who read this story didnt have to look up who she was afterward. This is a joke. Meryl Streep can "retire" from acting. This girl just got too old for Nickelodeon and doesnt have a job. Apparently when people arent offering movie roles, it means you're "retiring" now.

      July 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. N

    Wow, it's true. Internet commenters really are the lowest form of life.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lorin

    I like Amanda Bynes but if she just announced her "retirement" as a publicity stunt than it might make me loose some respect for her. I guess only time will tell, right?

    July 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Sir Loin of Beef

    Her retirement lasted almost as long as her fame.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dave

    She retired?

    July 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. vman

    she should've just stayed retired..really

    July 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  24. k

    Did she get plastic surgery of some kind? She used to be hot when she was younger, what happened to her?

    July 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      No. She just got fat. Must have been that one month off from acting. Caused her to go down hill and eat.

      July 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. whome

    Ya, Big Surprise here!!! She "retired", ya right... you will say anything to make a headline...

    July 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. N

    Yes, L, I adore Amanda Bynes.
    Please work on your grammar. Why are you so indignant over my word choice?

    July 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. c

    wow she coudn't survive a month being a a regular human like one of us so thts why she went bak to acting

    July 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. LBW

    I guess she did some job shopping and saw the salary ranges for uneducated 24 year olds.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  29. L

    "Adored"???...... Glad she is back too,she should enjoy her work & retire when she can no longer move !!! Look at Betty White...it was so silly to hear Amanda announce she was retiring.

    July 26, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • BO Betty

      Betty is a old bat that needs to move on. Her day's and 5 minutes of fame lately are soon to be over with..

      July 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hobbes847

      @BO Betty... you're kidding right? You're the one who needs to move on, troll.

      July 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betty Bites

      Yea, move on Betty you HAG..

      July 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Betty White is awesome. Her time in the spotlight is over once she stops being relevant- which won't be until after she has left us (hopefully many, many years from now).

      July 27, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  30. N

    I've always adored Amanda Bynes, I hope she's back for good.

    July 26, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |

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