In a case of bad timing, Amanda Bynes, 24-year-old former Nickelodeon star on “All That” and “The Amanda Show,” announced Saturday via her twitter account that she is retiring from acting. Following Nickelodeon, Bynes was in the WB sitcom “What I like About You,” with costar Jennie Garth. She starred in the films, “She’s the Man” and “Hairspray.” Bad timing because Bynes’ next film, “Easy A,” starring Emma Stone which is due to be released on September 17, 2010, actually looks like it will be hilarious and could have placed her back in a position of making good career choices for herself in Hollywood as opposed to the not so good ones she’s made recently.
“Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem,” she tweeted from her verified account. “If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.” She went on to say, “I wanna thank my dad for his words of wisdom!!!! ‘the truth will set you free’ one of his phrases I will never forget!!!!” Then she tweeted: “I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve retired.”
I’m hoping this is either a true choice she’s thoughtfully considered or a bad day she’ll recover from by saying someone hacked her twitter account. Let’s not forget, it’s always a girl’s prerogative to change her mind.