Over the weekend the entire film-making community came to a stand still as actress Amanda Bynes announced via her Twitter account that she was retiring from acting at the age of 24. Having taken on major roles in such travesties as What a Girl Wants, Temptation Island, She’s the Man, What I Like About You and Sydney White along with a minor role in the hit Hairspray Bynes has had a long and ultimately not too varied career since her first foray into acting at the age of 13.
When I think of all the great work she had yet to do it almost brings me to tears, beacuae there clearly is no great work in her past. Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Soderbergh, Tarantino and Winterbottom are just a few of the visionary directors Bynes has yet to have a chance to work with. Presumably it was down to scheduling difficulties. None of the great directors were available to comments during this dark time.
What will you take from us next oh God of cinema? You’ve already taken Amanda Bynes, please leave us Miley Cyrus and her awkward attempts at sexiness and never let the Twilight franchise end.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to watch Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure and try to regain faith in humanity.