Back in 2007, Amanda Bynes was a fresh-faced young Hollywood star who seemed to have it altogether.
In this “lost” interview from an old episode of Showbiz Tonight, the actress, who was 21 at the time, talked about how she avoided the pitfalls of going down the wayward path of the likes of Lindsay Lohan.
Looking and sounding totally together, Amanda said: “It’s shocking to me how it’s become popular to go to rehab. It’s very odd. But I would guess I would say I’m very lucky. I have a great family, and I just have my eye on the prize, which, for me, is a long career. I don’t want to blow what I’ve worked so hard to achieve.”
The Hairspray star also added that she stayed away from clubs and drugs and that was how she kept it together.
“The club scene and drinking doesn’t appeal to me,” she said. “I’ve never even been offered drugs. Birds of a feather flock together, and I certainly don’t fly with that crowd.”
How poignant does the interview seem now, in light of increasingly perplexing and bizarre behavior?