Jenette McCurdy confirms she stopped acting – isn’t proud of anything she stars in
Jenette McCurdy gave Nickelodeon her young and young adult life by starring in multiple shows on the network. When that was announced iCarly has been revived, McCurdy’s name was unrelated to the project and now it’s clear why.
McCurdy announced years ago that she had an eating disorder on the show. It sent her down a troubling path.
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On a recent podcast episode, Jenette showed that she’s done with acting.
I stopped trying my hand at writing and governing a few years ago. I stopped … because at first I didn’t want to. My mother set me up when I was 6 years old and when I was 10 or 11 years old I was the main financial support for my family. My family didn’t have a lot of money and this was some kind of way out that I thought was helpful in guiding me to some success because I don’t think I would have been that ambitious if I hadn’t. ‘I don’t know it was for my family. I ended up quitting after my mother died because with her death many of her ideas for my life died, and that was his own journey, and a difficult one for sure. ‘
After her mother died of cancer, the child star put on a one-woman show.
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Jenette also revealed that she’s not proud of anything she starred in.
‘My acting experience has been that I’m so ashamed of the roles I’ve done in the past … but I reject my career in so many ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles I’ve played and felt like the simplest cheesy, most embarrassing [experience]. I did the shows that I was between 13 and 21, and by 15 I was embarrassed. My friends at 15 don’t say, “Oh, cool, you’re on that Nickelodeon show.” It was embarrasing.’
She went on to imagine it would be different if she were actually fulfilled by one of the roles she had played.