Thursday, April 30, 2009
Where are They Now? Part 2
During my childhood rarely could I turn on the television without seeing the face of this next actress. She was a Nickelodeon product through and through and may still be suffering the effects of that today.
23 year old Amanda Bynes has had her own TV show and clothing line, starred in movies, and has even lent her voice to a track or two on a top-selling soundtrack (Hairspray). But since the mega-musical hit came to theaters last summer Bynes has been a relative no-show in the industry.
In the early 2000s the star pigeonholed herself with a myriad of teen-centered films. What a Girl Wants, She's the Man, and Sydney White weren't exactly block-busters but they did keep Bynes a household name (especially because her co-stars included the likes of Channing Tatum!).
The real question...what is Bynes doing now? The answer: She's currently filming a TV pilot for ABC. That's right Bynes has progressed from Nickelodeon to the WB to finally landing a gig on one of the big four. Canned is supposedly about a group of friends who find themselves unemployed during these rough economic times and must discover what they truly want to do with their lives. According the internet reports the show hasn't officially been picked up yet, just ordered so it remains to be seen whether or not we'll actually SEE Bynes in that role.