Amanda Bynes was once a promising comedy talent who deservedly earned comparisons to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Gilda Radner. stereotypes with her frosted lipstick pout and blonde extensions.Now her DUIs and hit and runs in 2012—coupled with ongoing, unexpectedly confessional tweets—place her somewhere between a parody of her costars’ characters and a real Hollywood tragedy, staring out glumly from under a cheap wig in court like a sketch from . Her insult of choice is “ugly,” volleyed at other celebrities or strangers who tweet at her, and revoked on whim.But examining Amanda Bynes’ present condition through her career reveals a strange role reversal.One in which Bynes becomes a distorted approximation of the characters she played against.You're a snotty little miss cranky pants and I go with the flow.” In , "I enjoy doing things that are scary or things that some girls might not like because it won't let them look gorgeous ...that's when you start relying more on your sense of humor." But it wasn’t always enough.
That her extensive physical comedy range didn’t earn her more varied roles makes you wonder what would’ve happened if she’d come along just a few years later.Hollywood’s preferences seemed to be shared by the men around her., she was dropped from the cast, allegedly for "paranoid and fearful" behavior.In June, four months before her next movie’s release, she announced her retirement from acting, saying, “I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it....After Kristen Wiig and Melissa Mc Carthy ushered in Hollywood’s belated recognition of women’s comedic talent and earning potential.Would Bynes be a bigger star if she could’ve been the next Kristen Wiig instead of the first Amanda Bynes? A study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism found that only 28 percent of all speaking roles in 2012 belonged to women.OVER THE PAST TWO years her tweets have become increasingly bizarre and her hazardous driving a tabloid regular feature.