Amanda Bynes Submits Resignation Via Twitter

I have to wonder how Hollywood agents and PR people feel about their clients using twitter to make announcements. I imagine that it has probably been the cause for numerous stern words and raised voices in meetings and over phone calls.

Case in point, this weekend’s actress Amanda Bynes’s twitter-announced resignation from acting. Was this something she had been thinking about for a while, or a spur of the moment decision. Regardless, Saturday morning seems to be a strange time to make such an announcement, so I wonder of the tweet was the first time her agent or manager had heard of all of this.

At age 24, Bynes doesn’t have a remarkable resume, but there’s a few gems in there. While some dismissed it as yet another low-level teen comedy, She’s The Man is actually a rather watchable and enjoyable retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. And in 2007’s Hairspray, her supporting role as the ditzy Penny Pingleton is hysterical. Unfortunately, it looks as if she hasn’t gotten a chance to really follow up on that with some other strong comedic roles.

It now looks like Bynes’ swansong will be this fall’s Easy A, a high school-set retelling of The Scarlet Letter.

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June 21, 2010 7:55 am

I wouldn’t call her Penny in “Hairspray” hysterical. she was pretty dull compared to Kerry Butler’s original interpretation of the roel in New York.

William Gatevackes
June 21, 2010 8:10 am

Methinks the FBOL head honcho has a bit of a crush on the lovely Ms. Bynes.