Amanda Bynes is bitter and resentful toward her parents, Lynn and Rick, for pushing her into acting as a kid, according to sources close to the actress.
That's not helping their bid to obtain a conservatorship over their daughter. Even if it might be well-intentioned, to the star it's her greatest fear.
Amanda Bynes' former BFF, model Ana Rivera, says she deeply resents her controlling parents for “pushing her into acting, a career she never wanted.”
Amanda “was frustrated, as they wanted her to act and she didn’t want to,” Ana says. “Amanda said the only movie she herself liked in was Hairspray."
"She didn’t get any enjoyment out of acting.”
In 2010, Amanda announced she was retiring.
She moved to NYC to start a new career. Says Rivera, “She really wanted to do fashion and had some pieces of fabric and was trying to make clothes.”
Amanda’s parents weren’t exactly on board.
The former child star “sent pictures of the dress she was working on to her mom, who didn’t have anything to say about it, which was really frustrating."
The tension between Amanda and her folks had been going on for years - not just these wild recent months - and did not help her growing mental illness.
“She said she’d never been close to her family,” Ana claims. “She was jealous of her sister, Jill, and the praise she got from her parents."
Jill "is a teacher and has two kids and a great marriage. It felt like a real sibling rivalry and everything Amanda secretly wanted.”
Amanda "also didn’t get on with her dad. She said he was too overprotective."
"They tried to get in contact, but Amanda would get mad at them for sending texts, even though they said ‘Amanda, we love you. Please get in contact.’"
"She felt like they were telling her what to do. It would always end badly."
What Amanda wants may be irrelevant now, as a judge has extended her psychiatric hold as she battles her parents for control of her own affairs.
Ana - along with Bynes' parents - believes Amanda is a danger to herself and others and could be in a mental institution for the rest of her life.
Amanda is now on medication she believes can help her win her freedom, which is a positive step if nothing else - admitting she needs to be on it.
A hearing has been set for August 1.