Jennette McCurdy said her late mother warned her not to “get too close”. iCarly Costar Miranda Cosgrove for ‘she doesn’t believe in God’
The 30-year-old actor played Sam Puckett alongside Cosgrove’s Carly Shay on Nickelodeon’s hit teen sitcom.
In her new memoirs I’m glad my mother died — in which McCurdy revealed details about her abusive childhood — she further recalled her first encounter with Cosgrove.
“She was leaning against a wall, sipping coke from a glass bottle and texting with her sidekick,” the former child star wrote in her book, released today (August 9).
The two first met during their screen test for the six-season series. However, while they didn’t speak much to each other during filming of the pilot, McCurdy did recall receiving a gift basket from Cosgrove.
“I’m really surprised that another child actor is so nice to me,” she said. “Usually there is a feeling of competition. This gesture is the opposite of that. I am touched.”
She continued, “On the set, Miranda used swear words like ‘s***’ and ‘ass,’ and she took the Lord’s name in vain at least 50 times a day. Mom warned me not to get too close to Miranda because she doesn’t believe in God.”
Cosgrove has not spoken openly about her religious beliefs, or lack thereof.
McCurdy, who was raised a Latter-day Saint, added, “Nathan [Kress, who played Freddie Benson] it’s ok if i get close to him mom says because he does. “Southern Baptists are not Mormons, but at least we have Jesus in common.”
“Even though Mom said not to get close to Miranda, I really wanted to,” McCurdy wrote.
“I wanted some of their coolness to rub off on me. And she seemed nice too, which is hard to be when you’re cool. I had my fingers crossed that despite our mutual shyness, a friendship would develop between us somehow.”
Prior to the book’s release, McCurdy claimed in an interview that she was “exploited” as a child performer on the Nickelodeon series.
I’m glad my mother died is out now.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jennette-mccurdy-icarly-miranda-cosgrove-mom-god-b2141533.html Jennette McCurdy’s mom warned her not to “get too close” to Miranda Cosgrove because she didn’t “believe in God.”