Jennette McCurdy, a former child star, claims she was ‘exploited’ while working on the Nickelodeon series ‘iCarly’.

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In her memoir, Jennette McCurdy claims she was “exploited” as a child performer and is still recovering from the trauma she suffered at the time. In Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat,” the now-retired actress has had comedic roles, but she’s still recovering from the trauma of being a famous kid.

The 29-year-old actress described how she wanted to quit acting at an early age because she never found it enjoyable in her biography, ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’. She also recalled an uncomfortable audition she had, during which her mother freaked out and then made her feel guilty about continuing despite her aversion to acting.

Jennette McCurdy: who is she?

Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is a filmmaker, singer-songwriter and former actress born June 26, 1992. She received four Kids’ Choice Awards for her performance as Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly” (2007-2012) , among many other honors. In her spin-off series “Sam & Cat” (2013-2014), Jennette reprized the role before leaving the network. Since then, she has made appearances on several additional television shows, such as “Malcolm in the Middle” (2003-2005), “Zoey 101” (2005), “Lincoln Heights” (2007), “True Jackson”, ” VP” (2009-2010) and “Victorious” (2012).

Jennette is also a well-known musician. She independently released her first single, “So Close”, in 2009, and her first extended play, “Not That Far Away”, the following year. She released her self-titled second album and debut studio album in 2012. The album’s lead track, “Generation Love”, debuted at number 57 and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Actress Jennette McCurdy attends the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California at Galen Center.

On Thursday, August 4, Jennette revealed in an interview with The New York Times that “her entire childhood and teenage years were severely exploited.” She observed: “There have been instances where people, even with the greatest of intentions, may not have known what they were doing. And instances where they did and were fully aware of what they were doing. Jennette recounts being “photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting and being persuaded to drink alcohol by an intimidating individual whom she simply calls the Creator” in her brand new novel. Although the identity of “The Creator” is unclear, Jennette claimed that her mother Debra McCurdy, who died of cancer in 2013, was there in such situations but did not intervene as she believed he was normal for an actor to experience such things. .

On June 13, 2018, Jennette McCurdy attends the premiere of Magnolia’s DAMSEL sponsored by Casa Noble in Los Angeles.

On June 13, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, Jennette McCurdy attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Magnolia’s DAMSEL sponsored by Casa Noble.
At the time, Jennette was suppressing her worries, but she couldn’t help but feel angry at the way she was being treated on set, especially after she was promised a spin-off series. The former actress claimed Nickelodeon broke off their engagement and cast her as Ariana Grande’s co-lead on “Sam & Cat” instead. But that’s when she realized she couldn’t take it anymore. In “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” says Jennette, “What finally undid me was when Ariana came in, whistling with joy because she’d spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house. . That’s when I cracked up. »

(LR) On October 12, 2013, in London, England, Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande attended the UK premiere of Sam & Cat at Cineworld 02 Arena.

She reportedly turned down a $300,000 contract from Nickelodeon to keep her experiences quiet after “Sam & Cat” was canceled. Jennette’s “iCarly” co-star Miranda Cosgrove admitted she wasn’t paying attention at the time and couldn’t understand why her boyfriend was so resentful. Miranda told The Times, “You’re so in your head when you’re young.” You cannot understand the struggles of others around you. She said Jennette was good at keeping up appearances. Miranda said, “You don’t expect something like that from the person in the room who makes everyone laugh.