Jennette McCurdy says she cried on the last day of filming 'iCarly' because she was afraid her and Miranda Cosgrove's friendship would end

Jennette McCurdy says she cried on the last day of filming 'iCarly' because she was afraid her and Miranda Cosgrove's friendship would end
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  • Jennette McCurdy said she and Miranda Cosgrove couldn't stop crying on their last day filming "iCarly."

  • McCurdy said she was emotional because she didn't know if her friendship with Cosgrove would continue.

  • McCurdy described them as sisters, but "without the passive-aggression and weird tensions."

Jennette McCurdy said that she was emotional on her last day filming "iCarly" with Miranda Cosgrove because she feared their friendship would fizzle out once the show concluded.

McCurdy rose to fame playing Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" and its spin-off series "Sam & Cat," both of which were created by TV producer Dan Schneider.

In her new memoir released on Tuesday, titled "I'm Glad My Mom Died," the star detailed her negative experiences as a star at the network. However, she spoke in-depth about forming a lasting friendship with Cosgrove, who portrayed her on-screen best friend Carly Shay.

Jennette McCurdy as Sam and Miranda Cosgrove as Carly in season one of "iCarly."
Jennette McCurdy as Sam and Miranda Cosgrove as Carly in season one of "iCarly."Nickelodeon

The successful show ran for six seasons between 2007 and 2012 and McCurdy was concerned about how her and Cosgrove's dynamic would change when "iCarly" wrapped.

"Miranda's crying. I'm crying. We're both crying. We can't stop crying," McCurdy recalled. "For me, it's not that "iCarly's ending. It's not that today is our last day ever taping 'iCarly.'"

The actress said that she was actually "glad to at least be saying goodbye to this project that makes me feel like I'm living every day in the 'Groundhog Day' movie, doing the same thing over and over again."

"The reason I'm crying is that I don't know what will become of my friendship with Miranda," she said. "We've gotten so close. Like sisters, but without the passive-aggression and weird tensions. I have my judgments around female friends being catty and petty and backstabby, but that couldn't be further from the truth with Miranda."

McCurdy added: "With Miranda, it's always been so easy. Our friendship is pure."

Jennette McCurdy, Miranda Cosgrove, and Nathan Kress in "iCarly."
Jennette McCurdy, Miranda Cosgrove, and Nathan Kress in "iCarly."Nickelodeon

McCurdy said that when it came time to film their last scene together, they had to blow their noses beforehand.

"The sadness takes both of us over," she recalled. "We hold each other and cry."

"As much as I think I know Miranda deeply and intimately, I don't like that I know her through the context of 'iCarly,' because 'iCarly' is ending, and I don't want our friendship to end with it," McCurdy wrote.

In her memoir, McCurdy said that she and Cosgrove's friendship became "stronger since 'iCarly' ended," with the pair hanging out "three or four times a week."

She said that her friendship with Cosgrove was "a source of camaraderie and emotional support."

Jennette McCurdy as Sam and Miranda Cosgrove as Carly in the series finale of "iCarly."
Jennette McCurdy as Sam and Miranda Cosgrove as Carly in the series finale of "iCarly."Nickelodeon

The actors were so close that McCurdy, who experienced anorexia and bulimia, confided in Cosgrove about her "food issues."

"She's known for a while— since early on in my recovery when it was suggested that I tell a few trusted friends," McCurdy recalled. "Since then, Miranda's been very supportive."

McCurdy said that Cosgrove was also by her side when she met her biological dad for the first time and drove her to the hospital when her mom had health issues.

McCurdy wrote in her book that she and her costar "drifted apart" in more recent years but Cosgrove reached out to her about joining Paramount+'s "iCarly" revival series, which premiered on the streamer in 2021.

McCurdy, who quit acting several years ago, declined to reprise her role to prioritize her "mental health and happiness."

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