Amanda Bynes 'She's the Man' Caused Severe Depression … I Didn't Like Me As A Boy
11/26/2018 2:38 PM PST
Amanda Bynes is opening up about her past issues with drugs, acceptance and a deep battle with depression brought on by one of her most famous movie roles.
Bynes starred in “She’s The Man” back in 2006, playing a teen girl who dressed like a boy, pretending to be her brother. Amanda sported short hair and sideburns for the role, and the film grabbed a ton of attention.
In a new interview with PAPER — Amanda’s first in a long time — she reveals the movie left her in a deep depression, saying, “When the movie came out and I saw it … I didn’t like how I looked when I was a boy.” She called seeing herself in the role a “super strange and out-of-body experience. It just really put me into a funk.”
Bynes shares she’s been sober for the last 4 years and blames a lot of her past issues — including her infamous tweet where she said she wanted Drake to “murder my vagina” — on drugs.
Amanda remains under a conservatorship that started in 2014, and was recently extended until at least 2020.
She’s currently a student the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. — but says she’d eventually like to get back into acting if the opportunity presents itself.