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Amanda Bynes Quits Acting at 24

Amanda Bynes Quits Acting at 24

Amanda Bynes has announced on Twitter that she’s quit acting to pursue other endeavors.

“I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been a part of,” the 24-year-old former actress writes. “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.”

Amanda continues, “I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.”

Ms. Bynes next stars in the Emma Stone comedy Easy A, which opens in September. JustJared.com screened the movie earlier this week — and it was fantastic!!!

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100 Responses to “Amanda Bynes Quits Acting at 24”

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  1. 1
    kaila Says:

    :( i will miss her

  2. 2
    David Says:

    She is a terrific comedic actress but she’s been acting since she was a child, it’s not surprising she’s sick of it.

  3. 3
    mailey Says:

    she’s having a major quarter-life crisis and she’ll sign up for her next movie next week.
    she’s having a meltdown.

    she is desperate to get married for some insane reason so the fact that she doesnt even have a bf is driving her insane.
    im not making it up, all u have to do is catch one line of her twitter.

  4. 4
    Dan Says:

    That’s so weird. I don’t know what to think, i liked her acting.

  5. 5
    Dayana Says:

    What a pity. nice actress.

  6. 6
    S@n Says:

    Wow! I wish the best for her!

  7. 7
    Ellie Says:

    She went crazy a few months ago…her tweets were sooo weird. They were giving me secondhand embarrassment. Can someone have a nervous meltdown at 24? :3

  8. 8
    Kiley Says:

    she’ll probably start back up again once she runs out of money. She should have just said she is going to pursue other things and take a break.

  9. 9
    Gil Says:

    I hope this isn’t true. I’m a big Amanda Bynes fan. She’s very talented, and great at what she does. :(

  10. 10
    tasha Says:

    who cares the last thing i saw her in is what i like about you. she quit acting because no one was offering her roles cause she can’t act but she is funny. well maybe she can act just a little

  11. 11
    Madison Says:

    more props to her for leaving the business when she’s quite famous. If she doesn’t enjoy acting, she shouldnt do it anymore. I have friends staying in the business for the fame and money AND complain about how much they hate acting and the papz…first, the studios are paying you an absurd amount of $ for a reason, you know!? Second, if you love acting, you can showcase your talent and continue honing the craft through independent playhouses. No need to be famous…

    But I agree with Kiley…she might miss it or come back to it when she runs out of money. You know what they say? You never know what your have until it’s gone.

  12. 12
    Dieter Says:

    She is so talented and hard working !!! This is such a pity !!!!

  13. 13
    Donovan Says:

    This is what’s wrong with twitter! You have a bad day or an off week and everybody hears about it. She’s gonna wish she could take that back soon. I should know. I freaked out the other day and went off on my dog, it’s only because he was the only one in the house at the time. I petted him for like 2 hours straight afterwards.

  14. 14
    TIM GUNN Says:

    Smart, IF she goes to University, brilliant.

  15. 15
    Pradalicious Says:

    Noooo!! Shes too good to quit :(

  16. 16
    VB Says:

    I actually find her charming. She was good in She’s The Man.

    It sucks that she’s at an age where there arent really any good roles—and the ones that are good are going to Natalie Portman or Scarlett.

  17. 17
    POOCHIE Says:

    Her tweets show how fcuked up she is. I feel sad for her. Best of luck to her and hope she sorts out her life soon. Hopefully things will get better for her.

  18. 18
    Kristen Says:

    I’ll never smile again. I can’t breathe. Why. Why God. Why.

  19. 19
    adios Says:

    i don’t know who this is but goodbye and good luck.
    how very odd that she feels the need to make an announcement…. why not just stop taking roles and leave it as that? what angle is she going for?
    “i’m not getting the roles i want so PLEASE bring in all offers”??!!
    “PLEASE beg me to stay in hollywood”??!!

  20. 20
    adios Says:

    OR maybe her twitter account was hacked. or at least that’s what she might claim if she changes her mind.

  21. 21
    Sarah-D Says:

    man, I was just checking her imdb page the other day and wondering why she wasn’t working as much as she used to. I think she will go back to acting eventually, but either way, I wish her all the best!

  22. 22
    David Says:

    @adios: People were asking her on Twitter why she’s not doing more movies. She answered.

  23. 23
    adios Says:

    it’s called acting, you play the role you’re paid to play (aka doing what producers and directors tell you to do). but what do i know, i’m not an actor.

  24. 24
    winscommunity Says:

    I know 24 is a young age to retire … but you heard it here first I’ve

  25. 25
    CanadaGirl Says:

    Her recent IMDB CV is rather thin. Perhaps it is time to try something new.
    .
    As for OPs saying that she’s desperate to get married, I say wtf. Lady, you don’t need a guy to make you happy.

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