Jennette McCurdy, who shared the iCarly Spotlight with co-star Miranda Cosgrove, revealed why she called that stops to act.
In the February 24 episode of her fish out of waterr podcast, McCurdy talks with Anna Faris about her experience as a child star and why she left the theater realm. McCurdy, who many know as iCarly ‘s Sam, said she didn’t want to play initially, but chased him because of her mother.
“My mom put me in when I was 6 and by kind of age, I guess 10 or 11, I was the main breadwinner in my family. My family didn’t have a lot of money, and that was the solution, which I actually think helped lead me to some success, ”McCurdy told the elder. Mom Star.
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She continued, “I finally quit after my mother passed away, because with her death many of her ideas for my life died, and it was her own path, and certainly difficult.
McCurdy, who also appeared alongside Ariana Grande for Nickelodeon’s iCarly-Victorious spin off Sam and cat, shared the reasons for her exit from the limelight as fans wonder if she will appear in Paramount + revival of iCarly. The rebirth will see fellow cast members Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor reprise their roles from the popular sitcom.
While her mother’s death was a major factor in her decision to quit acting, McCurdy added that her childhood credits also contributed to her leaving the screen.
As Sam, Carly’s pissed off best friend from Cosgrove, McCurdy donned odd outfits and regularly performed puzzling stunts for the two. iCarly and Sam and cat.
“I don’t enjoy my career in a lot of ways. I feel so dissatisfied with the roles I played and feel like it was most just cheesy, embarrassing [experience],” she said.
McCurdy may have thrown in the towel for the job on camera, but she revealed that she is dabbling in directing and writing, telling Faris that she created a show for a woman.
Listen to the full podcast below. McCurdy’s comments about quitting playing and his stint on the Nickelodeon shows come in at 33 minutes and 59 minutes, respectively.