Jennette McCurdy was once one of the biggest stars on children’s television. Thanks to her pivotal role in the mega-popular Nickelodeon series “iCarly.” The show had some questionable elements that viewers chose to ignore. But it’s also fondly remembered by those who were young enough to watch it when it first aired. It was even given a more mature reboot on the Paramount+ platform recently.
Jennette McCurdy recent claims –
Jennette McCurdy, on the other hand, does not appear in the new version. And recent claims she made about her time working on the original explain why. According to a Washington Post profile, the former child star is releasing a new memoir titled. “I’m Glad My Mom Died” that will detail her life and work during that tumultuous time. The book details her alleged abuse at the hands of her late mother and on the set of “iCarly.” In both the profile and her memoir, McCurdy makes some surprising claims about the last few months of her Nick tenure. When she shared billing with then-rising star Ariana Grande.
Why Jennette McCurdy was upset –
McCurdy claims that Nickelodeon offered her money to keep quiet about her time on the network.
According to Jennette McCurdy’s Washington Post profile, things were far from perfect on the set of Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat.” According to the report, Jennette McCurdy was upset that her co-star Ariana Grande’s burgeoning music career gave her more leverage to work. On other projects, while the “iCarly” star was not given the same opportunity.
Nickelodeon offered her $300,000 –
“Sam & Cat” was eventually cancelled in 2014. And McCurdy claims that Nickelodeon offered her $300,000 to remain silent about her experiences working for the network. Given that Jennette McCurdy memoir contains serious allegations of abuse on set, it’s understandable that she saw the money as an attempt to keep her quiet.
In the run-up to the show’s conclusion, McCurdy discusses a specific incident that made her tired of the whole thing. McCurdy recalls hearing that Grande had gotten the chance to hang out. And play charades with movie star Tom Hanks as a particularly low point during that time. “I adore Tom Hanks!” Jennette McCurdy exclaimed to The Washington Post. “I’d give anything to meet Tom Hanks.”
Jennette McCurdy had a few more significant roles after the end of “Sam & Cat,” most notably on the Netflix series “Between,” but has mostly stepped away from acting. She is currently focusing on writing and directing, according to The Washington Post.