Blast from the previous! Nickelodeon has been house to childhood hits for years — and children rising up within the 2000s will always remember the community’s main girls.
From Amanda Bynes, Emma Roberts and Keke Palmer to Jamie Lynn Spears and Miranda Cosgrove, ladies had a significant presence on Nick from 2000 to the mid-2010s. Whereas Bynes’ comedic legacy stretched from the late ‘90s to 2002 with The Amanda Present, Palmer didn’t burst onto the teen-TV scene till 2008 with True Jackson, VP.
Cosgrove cemented herself as a Nick darling in 2004 when she performed the bratty sister on Drake & Josh alongside Drake Bell and Josh Peck. A number of years later, she lanced her personal present, iCarly, which additionally introduced fan-favorite Jennette McCurdy into the highlight.
Whereas the women, who had been simply youngsters once they turned well-known, advised completely different tales on display, a lot of them had comparable hardships whereas dwelling within the public eye at a younger age.
“For certain there was strain,” Cosgrove revealed throughout a September 2022 episode of the “Reign With Josh Smith” podcast. “Even if you’re not on TV or appearing or something, simply rising up, there’s a whole lot of strain to attempt to determine so many issues out.”
The California native, who reprised her position of Carly Shay on 2021’s Paramount+ reboot of iCarly, famous that she typically discovered herself ignoring any constructive suggestions.
“Once I was youthful, I might undergo and type of ignore all the great feedback and search for the one imply one,” she defined of her expertise on social media as a younger celeb. “I might be going via for awhile and be like, ‘Oh, discovered it!’”
Her remarks got here one month after her former costar McCurdy launched her debut memoir, I’m Glad My Mother Died, which detailed her troubling childhood and laborious moments in Hollywood.
“I feel seeing your self is especially troublesome with rising up within the public eye, since you’re so public-facing and seen as one factor,” the comic, who later starred on Nick’s Sam & Cat, wrote within the guide. “That makes the fact of you a lot extra unseen and invalidated and unacknowledged. However now, as a result of I see myself, I can settle for being seen by others.”
The previous youngster star additionally famous how troublesome it was to see her Sam & Cat costar Ariana Grande grow to be a megastar as soon as their present led to 2014.
“Each time one thing thrilling occurs to her, I really feel like she robbed me of getting that have myself,” McCurdy recalled, claiming that Nickelodeon handled her in another way than Grande. “And each time somebody calls me a superb sport, all I really feel is how a lot I don’t wish to be one.”
Whereas the “God is a Lady” singer has but to touch upon McCurdy’s guide, Cosgrove advised The New York Instances in August 2022 that she had no thought what her costar was coping with once they had been youngsters. (McCurdy additionally alleged that iCarly creator Dan Schneider triggered her trauma on set.)
“I really like Miranda to items. I all the time will. She has such a particular place in my coronary heart,” McCurdy advised Leisure Tonight after her guide hit cabinets. “She helped me develop as an individual and heal as an individual, and I hope I did the identical for her. I simply love her a lot.”
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