Easy A is the last film Amanda Bynes made before her retirement announcement. Did that surprise you?
The stock answer I’m giving on that is…well, you know that she’s unretired, right? It actually speaks to the movie a little bit, that there’s all this text messaging and one thing you say can get out instantly. I think it wouldn’t have been a story two years ago when no one tweeted about anything, but now that everything’s broadcast, stuff that shouldn’t really become a story does become a story. I don’t think she’s going to retire. That’s the thing about this: I tried to make a John Hughes movie — and with all due respect, I know I didn’t come close to making one of his movies — and then you add in the internet, the social networking, the “every thought we have is broadcast” society that we live in, and every decision that you make now is much more magnified.
He also stated that the movie was toned down from an origianl R rating to a more audience appealing PG-13 and about how he feels that the internet can be a poisonous place. You can read the interview here.