Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy both got their breaks playing supporting characters on Nickelodeon TV shows – victorious And the iCarly, Straight. But when the two got together as co-stars on a third show – Sam and Kat – On Children’s Network, McCurdy claims that she was treated much less fair than her classmate, who would go on to become one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.
Days after McCurdy’s memo was released on Tuesday (August 9) I’m so glad my mom passed awayAnd the New York times He interviewed the 30-year-old actress and published an excerpt from the book. In the clip, she claims that Nickelodeon encouraged Grande to pursue career projects outside of the show, but prevented her from doing the same.
“What finally blew me away was when Ariana came in indulging in excitement as she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house,” McCurdy wrote in the memoir. Currentlyexcerpts. “That was the moment I broke.”
Sam and Kat It only aired for one season of 35 episodes before it was canceled in 2014. By that time, Grande had already released her debut album. welcomeFrom which two singles (“The Way”. Mac Miller and “Baby I”) charted in the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100.
“I want to thank Nickelodeon for making my childhood dream come true,” the “Positions” singer tweeted after Sam and KatCancellation has been announced. “For being family to me, for being adaptive and supportive of multitasking in my music career, and of course getting to know many of my fans from many years ago.”
Just before the show ended, it was speculated that Grande and McCurdy were at odds with the former’s supposed salary being higher than the latter’s. The two-time Grammy winner took to Twitter in 2014 to clear the air. “The rumors circulating about our contracts and uneven pay are absolutely ridiculous and false,” she wrote at the time, although the tweet said It has since been deleted. “I don’t know who’s putting up these stupid quotes but I thought I’d straighten it out and try to end this nonsense.”
Although Grande appeared to deny any conflict with McCurdy in her tweets, it appeared that McCurdy caught some shots at her ex later that year via her web series. What’s next for Sarah? The show featured a character named Gloriana, wearing a high ponytail similar to Grande’s signature style, claiming to be a vegetarian (like Grande) while carrying a leather bag, and bragging about how perfect she was in her life and music career.
Years later, McCurdy opened up empty inside A podcast about what it felt like working with Grande during the pop star’s sudden rise to global fame. “She had to miss work because she was screwed up in all directions” cheat said the actress. “She’s performing at the Grammys and I’m, like, acting on that show with a box because they decided that week that her character had to be trapped in a box so she could go to the Grammys.”
Since her days at Nickelodeon, McCurdy has walked away from acting and notably declined to participate in the 2021 Paramount + reboot of iCarly. in I’m so glad my mom passed awaydetailing how her career, life, and even her physical appearance were controlled by her mother, Debra, who died of cancer in 2013.
according to CurrentlyMcCurdy also writes about her feelings of indignity working for Nickelodeon, who claims she was offered $300,000 for not talking about what it was like working for the network — which she says she turned down. She also alleges how a supervisory character she calls “The Creator” encouraged her to drink alcohol, even though she was only a teenager on the show.
Nickelodeon declined to comment on Currently a story; painting Also reached for comment.
“My childhood and adolescence were completely exploited,” she said. times. “It still gave my nervous system a reaction to saying that. There were cases where people had the best intentions and probably didn’t know what to do. And also cases where they did – they knew exactly what they were doing.”