Former child star Amanda Bynes said she is sober and ready to act again in her first public interview in four years, speaking to "The Lowdown" host Diana Madison.
Bynes, 31, made a name for herself as a star on several Nickelodeon shows, including "All That," and appearances in movies such as "Hairspray" (2007) and "What a Girl Wants" (2003).
But the actress fell in trouble with the law after a series of driving violations that included a driving under the influence charge, two alleged hit-and-run incidents, and driver's license suspension, reported ABC News.
Bynes attorney Tamar Arminak says his client has complied with all conditions of her probation, ABC News reported. The actress said she has been sober for nearly almost three-years now.
"I do miss acting, and I have something surprising to tell you: I'm going to start acting again," Bynes told Madison. "I want to do TV. Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I'm a fan of and maybe another TV show where I'm the star of it, in the future. That's what I hope."
Bynes added that while away from acting that she developed a passion for fashion.
"I've been going to school lately, fashion school — FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles). And I love it," Bynes told Madison. "I've learned how to sew, I've made patterns, and I want to start a clothing line in the future, so FIDM has been helping me with that."
The New York Post reported in April that Nickelodeon producers reached out to Bynes to come up with an idea that would feature her in a new television show. A source told the Post the executives there were trying to find a way to "work with her again in a positive and healthy way. She has a tremendous amount of talent," stated the Post.
Bynes starred on the children's television network at age 10 on the show "All That" and later on "The Amanda Show" from 1999 to 2002.
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