The talk show host reacts to the actress' "Break the Internet" spread in Paper Magazine.
Amanda Bynes is looking to get back into showbiz, but Wendy Williams hopes she stays far, far away from the industry after her newfound sobriety.
The former actress-turned-fashion school student opened up about her drug-fueled past in the new "Break the Internet" issue of Paper Magazine, her first fashion spread and print interview since her highly-publicized meltdown in 2013. In the article, which dropped in full on Monday, she said that she was almost four years sober, blamed her erratic behavior on substance abuse and added that she'd love to return to acting at some point down the line.
On Tuesday's show, Wendy warned that wasn't the best idea.
"She was very big to say it wasn't mental illness, but drugs," Williams said after giving Bynes props for looking so "good" on the cover.
"She's designing clothes now, but the thing is she wants back in," the host continued, disappointment in her voice as the studio audience groaned right with her. "She's been sober for four years, she's 32. I say do the fashion, don't act."
"Once you start acting, then you gotta go on the road and promote and you might not be getting high but the person in the trailer next to you, your costars, they might be getting dumb high and then you might get tempted," Wendy went on. "I'm not saying fashion people don't get high ... cuz we know the deal ... but I don't think acting is for her."
Williams went on to give credit to Bynes' parents for keeping her under a conservatorship, before adding, "but good for you, four years sober!"
In the interview, Bynes expressed that she wanted to re-enter the industry "kind of the same way I did as a kid, which is with excitement and hope for the best." She also said she wanted to "try it all" and "doesn't want to limit myself" with her options.
Optimistically, she added, "I have no fear of the future. I've been through the worst and came out the other end and survived it so I just feel like it's only up from here."