Jennette McCurdy rose to prominence as Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. McCurdy released her debut song “So Close” independently in 2009. Jennette recently revealed that she hopes Ariana Grande reads her memoir and that she is considering a return to acting.
According to ET, Jennette McCurdy’s relationship with Ariana Grande, her Sam & Cat co-star, may be strained. She is still hopeful that the 29-year-old artist will read her memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died. “I don’t know if she’ll read the book or not, but I think it’s a really entertaining read regardless of who you are, so I hope she does.”
In the memoir, which was released on Tuesday, McCurdy described feeling envious of Grande as she missed work to pursue her burgeoning singing career. The situation caused McCurdy to “resent being a good sport,” for which she was frequently lauded.
“The week where I was told Ariana would not be here at all, and that they would write around her absence this episode by having her character be locked in a box. Are you. Kidding me. So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? F*ck. This.”
“If I wasn’t such a good sport to begin with, I wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place. I wouldn’t be on this sh*tty show saying these sh*tty lines on this sh*tty set with this sh*tty hairstyle. Maybe my life would be entirely different right now. I fantasize about it being different. But it’s not different. It’s this. This is what it is. Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box. I’m pissed about it. And I’m pissed at her. Jealous of her.”
The final nail in the coffin came when “Ariana came whistle-toning in with excitement because she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house.” McCurdy recalled, “That was the moment I broke.” She even went as far as to say she didn’t like the “7 Rings” singer, writing “I couldn’t like her.”
“I couldn’t take it anymore. Music performances and magazine covers… whatever, I’ll get over it. But playing a family game at National Treasure, two-time Academy Award–winner and six-time nominee Tom Hanks’s house? I’m done.”
“Pop star success I could handle, but hanging out with Sheriff Woody, with Forrest F**king Gump? This has gone too fa. So now, every time she misses work, it feels like a personal attack. Every time something exciting happens to her, I feel like she robbed me of having that experience myself.”
Despite her difficult Sam & Cat experience, the 30-year-old actress is still interested in acting. McCurdy told that although she has been focusing on writing and directing, she is also thinking about going back in front of the camera.
“I am shocked to be saying — have you ever had one of those thoughts where it’s like, ‘Oh where did that come from? Why is this happening? I had that maybe, I wanna say, a couple months back where I thought, ‘You know what? There might be a way for me to act from a place that feels really healing and empowered, maybe write something for myself.'”
“I don’t know what that looks like. I haven’t gone that far, definitely wanna focus on writing and directing, but I’m open to the idea of acting, which feels like growth to me because I had walked away from it so definitively in my past, which felt important to me at the time. But I’m just in a different place now.”
I’m Glad My Mom Died is now available. Let us wait and see whether Ariana reads her Memoir. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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