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Jennette McCurdy reveals why she was 'pissed' at Ariana Grande

Jennette McCurdy reveals why she was 'pissed' at Ariana Grande

The actor has shared details of her early life and career in a new memoir

Jennette McCurdy has opened up about her feelings towards Sam & Cat co-star Ariana Grande, admitting that at times she felt ‘jealous’ of how the singer was treated. 

McCurdy, 30, has written a memoir in which she details her time working at Nickelodeon and claims that while she had to turn down other work while working on iCarly, but that Grande was permitted to skip Sam & Cat filming so she could attend other shoots and events. 

The memoir, titled I’m Glad My Mom Died, was released yesterday and documents her early life and career, including painful details about being under constant control of her mother, Debra McCurdy. 

Elsewhere in the book, McCurdy claims: "The week where I was told Ariana would not be here at all, and that they would write around her absence this episode by having her character be locked in a box. Are you kidding me?

"So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? F**k. This." 


McCurdy explained that the singer being able to skip shooting to attend other events soon left her feeling ‘jealous’ and ‘pissed’ with Grande. 

She writes: "If I wasn’t such a good sport to begin with, I wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place. I wouldn’t be on this sh**ty show saying these sh**ty lines on this sh**ty set with this sh**ty hairstyle. 

"Maybe my life would be entirely different right now. I fantasise about it being different. But it’s not different. It’s this. This is what it is. Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box. I’m pissed about it. And I’m pissed at her. Jealous of her."


McCurdy says that it was difficult not to compare her career trajectory to Grande's and the final straw moment came after her former co-star arrived at work and revealed she had spent the previous evening at Tom Hanks’s house playing charades. 

"Pop star success I could handle, but hanging out with Sheriff Woody, with Forrest f**king Gump? This has gone too far," she writes. 

"So now, every time she misses work, it feels like a personal attack. Every time something exciting happens to her, I feel like she robbed me of having that experience myself."

UNILAD have contacted Nickelodeon for comment.

Featured Image Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo/Nickelodeon

Topics: Film and TV, Ariana Grande, Celebrity