Amanda Bynes doesn't appear to let her recent set backs affect her career plans, in fact, the actress said in a new interview that she is planning to move to New York to get into the fashion business.
The actress has made headlines recently for a string of car accidents and was recently ordered by a judge not to drive after her license was suspended by the DMV. On September 16, the "Hairspray" and "Easy A" actress was pulled over near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, for driving with a suspended license. Her car was impounded, but she was not arrested or detained.
"I am doing amazing," the 26-year-old told People magazine on Wednesday September 19.
The actress, who announced in June 2010 that she had quit acting only to claim she had "unretired" a month later, told the magazine she is once again retiring from acting.
"I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line," Bynes told the magazine. "I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false."
The actress is referring to her arrest on April 6 for allegedly driving drunk and crashing into a cop car. She pleaded not guilty to DUI in June.
Bynes was also recently charged with two counts of hit-and-run and could be sent to jail for up to a year, months after she was arrested for a separate DUI incident.
She faces a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each hit-and-run count. If convicted of both, she could serve her jail time consecutively. Also, her DUI case carries a maximum sentence of six months behind bars. In Los Angeles, most non-violent offenders are released from custody early due to overcrowding.
The actress rose to fame as a child star with the Nickelodeon series "All That," which aired between 1996 and 2002. She also portrayed Taffy on the animated series "Rugrats" and starred opposite Colin Firth and Kelly Preston in the teen romantic comedy "What a Girl Wants." Between 2002 and 2006, she appeared on the sitcom "What I Like About You" with Jennie Garth.
She then starred in the movie "She's The Man," playing a college girl who disguises herself as her twin brother so she can play on a men's soccer team. Channing Tatum portrayed her love interest. Bynes also played pig-tailed Penny Pingleton in the musical film "Hairspray."
Update 9/20/2012 12:51 p.m.: The article erroneously listed Colin Firth's name as Colin First. The error has been corrected.