Former child star Amanda Bynes is looking to step into an onscreen role at some point in 2018.
Writers for Page Six report that the She’s The Man actress, 31, is looking to make her way back into acting after she finishes her courses at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
First things first, however, is a celebration to ring in the new year.
“Amanda is looking forward to ringing in the new year with her close friends this year,” her lawyer told Page Six, adding, “In 2018, she looks forward to completing fashion school and dipping her toe back into acting.”
“She has had several offers,” they continued, “but is waiting for the right one to come along for a comeback.”
Bynes was first introduced to audiences as part of Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series All That in the mid-’90s, before jumping into her own series, The Amanda Show, also on Nickelodeon, for 46 episodes beginning in 1999. The show was cancelled at the end of 2002.
From there, Bynes moved on to movies, most notably appearing in 2003’s What A Girl Wants, 2007’s Hairspray, and 2010’s Easy A. Following the latter release, Bynes said she would be taking a hiatus from acting.
In 2012, Bynes began exhibiting weird behavior and was arrested for DUI twice, once in April and again that August. The next year, following another DUI arrest, the actress notoriously tweeted rapper Drake to “murder [her] vagina” and was busted by police after tossing a bong out of her New York City apartment window.