On her acting retirement:
“I saw it and I was convinced that I should never be on camera again and I officially retired on Twitter, which was, you know, also stupid,” she says wryly. “If I was going to retire [the right way], I should’ve done it in a press statement — but I did it on Twitter. Real classy! But, you know, I was high and I was like, ‘You know what? I am so over this’ so I just did it. But it was really foolish and I see that now. I was young and stupid.”
After quitting her acting career Amanda began spending her days wake and baking and being stoned all day long. She also started hanging with what she describes as a “seedier crowd” and isolating alot.
“I got really into my drug usage and it became a really dark, sad world for me.” She sums up her life back then as one in which she “was just stuck at home, getting high, watching TV and tweeting.”
“I’m really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would. And I’m so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me. It makes me feel so horrible and sick to my stomach and sad,” Bynes says. “Everything I worked my whole life to achieve, I kind of ruined it all through Twitter.” But, she adds, “it’s definitely not Twitter’s fault — it’s my own fault.”
Super sad right?
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