"I am as surprised as anyone would be after working with her and having such a positive experience," says David Robinson, president of Morgan Creek Productions, who was a producer on Bynes' 2007 teen comedy .
PHOTOS: Amanda Bynes' Career in Photos: From Child Star to Troubled Adult "Everybody had her as a goody-goody.
She couldn't break out of that genre," this executive says.
"Her frustration was, ' I could have played this role; I could have played that role.
And, a lot of times, when I do a role, I think, ‘what if someone else was playing this role?
’ and, if I was watching it, ‘how would I do it better?