ICarly’s Jennette McCurdy recalls her time with Miranda Cosgrove before quitting acting
Fortunately, when she was able to make connections to the iCarly kit, things improved, not only thanks to Miranda, but also Nathan Kress (Freddie) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer).
“I had great friends in Miranda and Nathan and even Jerry, who was a little older than us but tried wonderfully to cultivate this kind of younger environment,” she said. “It was better in that regard – having some friends my age was helpful and healthy. Yeah, I think that’s how I feel.”
Jennette, who is currently focused not only on her podcast but also on writing and directing, has previously made it clear that painful memories of her acting career have led her to abandon this path. On a March episode, she said she “really upset my life because I didn’t like the projects I was on”.
For her part, Miranda has spoken kindly in the past about working with Jennette. “My best friend is Jennette McCurdy, who was on iCarly with me,” she told the BUILD series in 2017. “We live very close to each other. We have overnight stays all the time. I see them literally every other day.”