Amanda Bynes Is the Only Person the Internet Can Truly Rally Behind Today

By | November 27, 2018

2018 finally did something right and gave Amanda Bynes the comeback she deserves. In a move that truly just broke the internet, Amanda stepped into the spotlight once again and graced the cover of Paper magazine looking happier and healthier than ever.

After struggling with her mental health and substance abuse, retiring from acting in 2010 at just 24 years old, and then enrolling in fashion school, Amanda is now ready to open up about everything she’s overcome.

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Whereas most of her fans joyfully remember her as the lead in their favorite rom-coms like What a Girl Wants and She’s the Man, Amanda explained there was way more going on behind the scenes than we all probably realized. She confessed that the soccer movie that put Channing Tatum on the map actually sent her into a 6-month depression because she didn’t like how she looked in it. “When the movie came out and I saw it, I went into a deep depression for 4-6 months because I didn’t like how I looked when I was a boy,” Bynes admitted. She described it as “a super strange and out-of-body experience” that put her “into a funk.”

She also said her near-constant Adderall abuse warped her perception of nearly everything and everyone around her. She was high when she saw Easy A—her last film—and admitted that watching it while high caused her to rethink acting entirely. Here she explains the experience in her own words:

I was high on marijuana when I saw that but for some reason it really started to affect me. I don’t know if it was a drug-induced psychosis or what, but it affected my brain in a different way than it affects other people. It absolutely changed my perception of things.

When she finally retired, which she announced on Twitter, her life continued to spiral. She said she would “literally be stoned all day long.” It wasn’t until her parents intervened and helped Amanda commit to getting sober that her life got “back on track.”

She’s been sober and in fashion school for four years now and is totally excelling in her coursework. She wants to become a designer after she gets back into acting. To say Amanda has been through a lot these past few years would be a gross understatement but she’s getting through it, and the world couldn’t be more excited for her. The enthusiasm seen in these supportive tweets says it all!

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And, of course, an Amanda Show reference to get you excited about her bright, bright future.

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