If you’ve been following the iCarly reboot, you might be curious as to whether Jennette McCurdy will return to play Sam Puckett in Season 3 or at all. Sam and Carly won’t probably be reuniting on television any time soon, either.
In addition to earlier stating that she felt “embarrassed” and “unfulfilled” by the roles she played as a youngster, McCurdy is now expanding on her experience as a young actor in advance of the release of her new book, I’m Glad My Mom Died, on August 9.
The New York Times reports that McCurdy’s book talks about her time at Nickelodeon, which included a wardrobe fitting where she was photographed in a bikini, and claims that she was “encouraged to drink alcohol by an intimidating figure she simply calls the Creator.” Dan Schneider created both iCarly and Sam & Cat on the network.
“My whole childhood and adolescence were very exploited,” McCurdy told the newspaper. “Saying it still causes my neurological system to react. There have been instances where people, despite having the greatest of intentions, may not have known what they were doing. In those instances, they were well aware of what they were doing.”
According to the book’s blurb, McCurdy had a “complicated relationship” with her controlling mother at this time, who passed away in 2013. This mother had complete control over McCurdy’s physical appearance and professional life.
However, McCurdy’s iCarly co-star Miranda Cosgrove was unaware of her difficult behind-the-scenes circumstances.
Cosgrove described her own experience on the show by saying, “When you’re young, you’re so in your own brain. You can’t imagine that people around you are having much harder struggles.”
Cosgrove also admitted that McCurdy’s humorous skills concealed the upsetting circumstance off-screen. She remarked, “You don’t expect comments like that from the person who’s in the room making everyone laugh.”
The iCarly star has typically remained silent up until this point regarding the facts of her former co-star’s trauma. McCurdy was contacted by Cosgrove as soon as she learned of a prospective rebirth in 2021, and Cosgrove said she respected her decision not to participate in the project.
“Anything that she wants to do with her life, I just want her to be happy,” she said. “I try to look back on all the weird, embarrassing things as just fun memories. It is what it is.”
The beloved Nickelodeon sitcom has been brought back with a new twist thanks to the iCarly revival, which has stirred enthusiasm among fans. Returning to the big screen, Carly, Sam, and Freddie enthrall viewers with their amusing chemistry and relatable stories.
The ingenious modernization of the program reflects the importance of social media and technology in the present environment. The relaunch provides a lovely mix of well-known humor and sentimental moments with the ideal balance of originality and nostalgia.
It creates an engaging and pleasurable experience for both devoted followers and newbies alike as it examines the difficulties of adulthood while preserving the charm of the original.