Amanda Bynes Claims She Launched 'She's The Man' Co-Star Channing Tatum's Career

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Jan. 26 2019, Updated 12:44 a.m. ET

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Amanda Bynes has shied away from the public eye the last few years but has remerged into the spotlight with a very candid interview with Paper Magazine. She opened up about her past drug abuse, going to college and about her ill-fated time filming her 2006 hit teen rom-com, She's The Man. Amanda also feels responsible for propelling her film's co-star Channing Tatum into the Hollywood stratosphere and making him a superstar.  Keep reading to hear what she had to say.

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Channing may now be one of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, but Amanda credits herself with launching his illustrious career way back when.

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"I totally fought for Channing to get cast in that movie because he wasn't famous yet. He'd just done a Mountain Dew commercial," she revealed.

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The 32-year-old said "And I was like, 'This guy's a star — every girl will love him!' But the producers were like, 'He's so much older than all of you!' And I was like, 'It doesn't matter! Trust me!'"

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The Hairspray star also confessed about how she sunk into a "deep depression" after shooting She's The Man. "When the movie came out and I saw it, I went into a deep depression for 4-6 months because I didn't like how I looked when I was a boy." As fans remember, the movie was about a teenage girl dressing up and posing as her twin brother to play soccer at a private school.

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"I've never told anyone that," the What I Like About You actress said. Seeing herself dressed up as a dude was "a super strange and out-of-body experience" for her. "It just really put me into a funk," she divulged.

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