The Daily Beast has an interesting read on Amanda Bynes’ “retirement” from acting. They say that it wasn’t so much a retirement as it was her not being able to land roles because of her increasingly erratic behavior and her inability to produce a hit movie.
Amanda was recently fired from the Farrelley brothers’ film Hall Pass. Sources claim she was beginning to act paranoid and fearful. Owen Wilson and the Farrellys wanted her to stay but only if she could get her act together. She didn’t and they let her go. They also kept the camera rolling to show Bynes’ “odd behavior” in case her people decided to sue. Bynes tweeted that she left due to scheduling conflicts. Also, there’s this:
Meanwhile, rumors began to surface that Bynes could be “difficult.” In 2007, she was invited to the Turks and Caicos Film Festival, where she was being honored with a rising star award. And things reportedly didn’t go well.
Shortly after the festival was done, a nasty item appeared on the New York Post’s Page Six alleging that for the event, Bynes demanded two first-class plane tickets, two double hotel suites, and then “failed” to show up at any of the scheduled events she’d committed to. “I literally didn’t see her for days after she arrived at the hotel,” an “organizer” told the gossip column. “Everyone was wondering where she was. She was off jet-skiing, treating it like a vacation.”
They say if Amanda’s last film, Easy A, is a success, studios will want her back thereby putting an end to her retirement. If not, then Amanda will be in Ibiza banging random black dudes. She’ll be livin’ the dream. Kim Kardashian’s dream, I mean.