Amanda Bynes shares a Hollywood director once told her she looks like a MONSTER… as the actress plots a comeback 12 years after she made her last movie
Hollywood can be a cruel place with women getting scrutinized extra hard for their looks.
This week Amanda Bynes revealed that she had her fair share of criticism too as she said a Hollywood director told her she ‘looked like a monster’ in certain situations.
The 35-year-old actress – who starred in the films Easy A, Hairspray and What A Girl Wants over the years but has not made a movie in 12 years – said in a new video shared to Instagram: ‘I once did a movie where the director told me that in certain lights, I looked like a monster.’
Not fair! Hollywood can be a cruel place with women getting scrutinized extra hard for their looks. This week Amanda Bynes revealed that she had her fair share of criticism too as she said a Hollywood director told her she ‘looked like a monster’ in certain situations
And she explained that when the sunlight hits her face, she looks different.
‘The reason I don’t usually look great in paparazzi pictures is because I’m squinting in the sun,’ she said during the clip.
‘The videos and pictures I post are in a flattering light, or in the shade outside, without the sun blasting on my face.’
Meanwhile, Amanda recently requested to terminate the conservatorship she is under after nearly nine years, and she has since returned to social media ahead of her court appearance in two weeks to share a message with her supporters.
Ouch: The star said in a new video shared to Instagram: ‘I once did a movie where the director told me that in certain lights, I looked like a monster’
In a video clip posted to her new Instagram account, she said: ‘What’s up, Instagram? Amanda Bynes here.
‘My court date is coming up in two weeks. I want to thank you all so much for your love and support. Peace out.’
Amanda filed documents with a court in California, months after Britney Spears successfully ended her own conservatorship. But her representative insisted the two situations are unrelated.
She was a top movie star: The 35-year-old actress starred in the the films Easy A, Hairspray and What A Girl Wants over the years but has not made a movie in 12 years; seen in 2009
Such a cutie! Here the star looked incredible when at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in 2011
He explained that his client’s conservatorship was never meant to be in place for her whole life, and her parents are now supporting her efforts to have it ended, after witnessing the progress she’s made over recent months.
The actress has been sober for several years now, and she’s managed to find a healthy structure in her life.
Amanda was initially placed under the conservatorship in 2013, after she was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold.
Coming back strong: Bynes is working on getting her life in order; seen in 2015 in LA
At the time, her mother, Lynn Bynes, was given legal control over her daughter’s personal, medical and financial affairs.
The Hollywood star subsequently confirmed she’d been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, while she’s also spent time at mental health facilities.
However, in 2021, her attorney insisted she was ‘doing great’ ahead of her 35th birthday.