In October of , things were looking very good for Amanda Bynes. As a child actress, Bynes had dominated her peer pre-teen girl demographic, and the star was setting her sights on a larger, more mature audience. Bynes seems remarkably self-possessed and far more sedate than the highly caffeinated characters she plays on television. For the following decade, those statements read like an appropriate assessment. But even though Bynes was finding a career in film, she was quickly and clearly being typecast. All of her roles, from All That to Hairspray , had the same vibe: bubbly tween girls, quirky, cute, and funny in a clumsy, farcical way. The fact that she was being pigeonholed was only made worse by the existence of another actress her age who had come up under similar innocent circumstances, but who had been allowed to graduate and mature: Lindsay Lohan.
She's modeling a pretty beaded and crystal-studded silver top that she designed herself, her long honey blonde hair parted to the side like a '90s cover girl, while posing serenely as the photographer snaps her picture. If you were to ignore the incredibly musical reference and shut your eyes, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd walked onto a photo shoot ten years ago. But it's not — it's — and as any fan or casual reader of the Internet knows, a lot has changed, not least of which is that Bynes has spent the last several years retired from acting and avoiding the spotlight. The year-old has been enrolled there since and is receiving her Associate's of Art degree in Merchandise Product Development this month before embarking on a Bachelor's degree immediately thereafter in January.
Posted on July 17 Amanda Bynes: Patriotic in Studio City! Share with friends Please, Jared, stop running stories on her. Why does everyone have to be so vulgar?