Amanda Bynes revealed on Instagram that a director once told her she "looked like a monster."
She said that she doesn't "look great in paparazzi pictures" because she's "squinting in the sun."
She also addressed body image issues in a 2018 Paper magazine profile.
Amanda Bynes revealed in a recent Instagram post that she's sensitive about the way she looks in certain light, partly because of something that was once said to her on a movie set.
"I once did a movie where the director told me that in certain lights, I looked like a monster," the 35-year-old wrote in the post, alongside a laughing face emoji.
In the caption of the post, Bynes explained why she doesn't "look great in paparazzi pictures" in her opinion. "I'm squinting in the sun," she said.
"The videos and pictures I post are in a flattering light, or in the shade outside, without the sun blasting on my face," she continued. "I once did a movie where the director told me that in certain lights, I looked like a monster."
"When the movie came out and I saw it," she said, "I went into a deep depression for 4-6 months because I didn't like how I looked when I was a boy."
The "Hairspray" star called seeing herself as a character meant to pass as the opposite gender "a super strange and out-of-body experience."
"It just really put me into a funk," she continued.
In the same interview, Bynes said that she began to abuse Adderall because she saw an ad that called it "the new skinny pill" and described "how women were taking it to stay thin."
"I was like, 'Well, I have to get my hands on that," Bynes said at the time. She said she went to a psychiatrist and faked "the symptoms of ADD."
The former Nickelodeon star has been making headlines recently because on February 25 she filed to end the conservatorship that was granted to her mother in in 2013. At the time the conservatorship was enacted, a judge agreed with Bynes' doctor, who had testified that Bynes showed a "lack of capacity to give consent for medical care," People reported.
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