Amanda Bynes almost joined 'Dancing With The Stars' to make her comeback but it 'wasn't what she envisioned for her future'
Amanda Bynes would have been one of the faces on the reality show, but the actress felt the series wasn't going to be her big comeback
Amanda Bynes won the hearts of millions after she showcased her prolific acting skills but the actress soon disappeared from the industry as she dealt with drug abuse and depression.
Last year, Bynes had hinted that she was ready to make a comeback and take over the industry. It seems like one of the options that Bynes had in her hand was 'Dancing With The Stars'.
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 28 started recently and it was possible that Bynes could have been one of the faces dancing on the stage.
However, it seems like the actress thought that the show wasn't the best decision for making a comeback. A source close to the actress confirmed the news to US Weekly stating that the actress "was in talks" but it "didn’t pan out".
Meanwhile, another source added, "Doing [the show] just wasn't what she envisioned for her future." The source revealed that Bynes planned on taking "one thing at a time".
Bynes has always been open and honest about her depression. Speaking to Paper Magazine, Bynes revealed that her iconic role on 'She's The Man' led to her depression.
"I went into a deep depression for four to six months because I didn't like how I looked when I was a boy," she reflected while adding that seeing herself with short hair and sideburns was "a super strange and out-of-body experience. It just really put me into a funk."
Bynes also spoke about her drug addiction. "I started smoking marijuana when I was 16. Even though everyone thought I was the 'good girl', I did smoke marijuana from that point on, it slowly progressed to doing molly and ecstasy," she said.
She added that she struggled with body image too. "I literally couldn't stand my appearance in that movie and I didn't like my performance. I was absolutely convinced I needed to stop acting after seeing it."
"I don't know if it was a drug-induced psychosis or what, but it affected my brain in a different way than it affects other people. It absolutely changed my perception of things," she shared.
Bynes also said in her interview that she was ready to have a fresh start and make a comeback.