“I don’t want to get lost in it,” the author of “I’m Glad My Mom Died” told Trevor Noah.
Although Jennette McCurdy left the acting world years ago, she admits she is “afraid” of drifting into the world of celebrity culture in the future.
While appearing on Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” the “iCarly” star — who has been promoting her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” — spoke openly about her concerns about being “pounced” in a whirlwind of showbiz again. She explained why she was confident she would not allow that to happen.
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Near the end of the interview, Trevor Noah pointed out how McCurdy’s post-acting career consists of being “behind the camera,” including writing and directing, as well as hosting a podcast.
After noticing how “too toxic” the world of entertainment was for McCurdy, but now she’s “come back in a different way,” Noah asked, “Do you ever worry that it might bother you again? And how do you stop yourself from going back into that space from feeling like you’ve been done?” Introducing you to everything you once hated?”
“I was afraid of it,” McCurdy, 30, replied, after noting how respected she was.[s]”Noah.” There’s been a few times when I’ve done some press that won’t be named where it’s really weird because, like, I hear the pre-run, you know, showing, like, a clip from the past or something else and it’s very exciting.”
“He’s like, ‘Mccurdy disappeared from the spotlight after her traumatic childhood with devastation.’ She’s like, ‘Jeez, can we cool off?'” she continued, adding how she “came out into this, like, cold, kind of domineering” where the journalist was He wears “three inches of makeup” on his face.
Since it’s “easy to lose sight of reality in these environments,” the former actress said, she tries “to keep myself grounded and stay on top of therapy and be in touch with the things that are really good terminals and essential tools for me.”
“I don’t want to get lost in it,” she admitted, adding, “But also, I’ll say, I’m sure I wouldn’t. I don’t think I had the tools before so I wouldn’t get lost in them and not even feel trapped in the whirlwind of entertainment, but I feel now, do you know what? There are some great stuff about it – like this – and then there are some that aren’t and it’s OK. I can use my own knowledge and be grateful for the good experiences.”
McCurdy is best known for her role as Sam Puckett in the movie “iCarly” which ran from 2007 to 2012. She then reprized her roles in “Sam & Cat” from “iCarly” and “Victorious” alongside Ariana Grande.
In March 2021, the Nickelodeon alum opened up about her decision to step away from acting, revealing that she had quit years ago. McCurdy called her career “hell,” noting that she was “extremely unhappy” and “dissatisfied” with her life at the height of her iCarly fame.
The big factor in her decision to quit acting was the main reason she got into acting in the first place: her mother, Deborah, wanted to be an actress, while McCurdy was against the idea from the start.
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McCurdy has been open about her complicated relationship with her late mother – who died of breast cancer in 2013 – which allegedly consisted of physical and emotional abuse, including her “definition” of anorexia through calorie restriction.
McCurdy’s experience and turbulent childhood became the subject of her black one-woman comedy “I’m Happy Mom Died” and eventually became her bestselling memoir of the same name, which she has been promoting for the past month.
During the promotional tour, the former child star shared shocking details about her alleged abusive relationship with her mother and her difficult upbringing.
Last week, McCurdy appeared on the season premiere of “Red Table Talk,” where she opened up about the “psychological marriage” between her and her mother as well as their dynamic after McCurdy moved alone for the first time. time.
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