Commentary| Amanda Bynes has recently been photographed with her parents Lynn and Rick Bynes, and it is obvious, at least as far as the eye test goes, that she looks healthier and happier than she has in past months. Celebrity life can be ruinous to many wonderful young women, and regrettably, Bynes is no exception. When her life spun out of control in 2013, Bynes seemed desperate for attention, and would go to great lengths to get it.
Reasons For Amanda Bynes’ Professional Collapse
Formerly the pristine good girl of Hollywood, that refused to sell out, Bynes’ behavior caused that virtuous image to collapse like a flimsy house of cards. Being followed by the paparazzi and being surrounded by sex, drugs, and rock and roll cannot be easy for a single young woman in her twenties. So, Bynes succumbed to the debaucheries of Hollywood.
The question has been whether or not she would overcome the challenges brought on by drug and alcohol abuse. The answer, at least as far as observers in the media can tell, is that Bynes is well on her way to a full recovery. That is truly wonderful news for what appears to be a special young actress.
Will Bynes Retire from Hollywood?
Bynes proclaimed, before all of this mishegas started, that she intended to retire from the business of acting. Her movies have mostly been sweetheart pictures or parables. With the exception of co-starring alongside Emma Stone in Easy A, Bynes strove to make audiences laugh, cry, and laugh again and usually in that order.
Based on experience observing Hollywood burnouts, the best way for Bynes to right the ship is to return to work. She needs to fill her schedule with quality acting roles. It is hard to imagine that a film studio would not take an active interest in helping the young actress land on her feet.
Amanda Bynes’ Next Movie
Imagine watching teaser trailers in late 2014 or early 2015 for Valentine’s Day in which Amanda Bynes is the feature star in a chick flick. She would make a perfect female lead in a romantic comedy. She is bubbly and attractive and can act as well as anyone in that genre.
If Amanda Bynes’ publicists, handlers and parents can manage to keep her out of trouble, the sky is the limit for the young actress. If, for some personal reason, she decides to go into obscurity, and who could blame her, Bynes would still be remembered for several marquee roles. I for one sincerely hope that she will get back to work and show us she is better than ever.