Jennette McCurdy isn't your average celebrity. While some stars like a lot of attention and publicity, McCurdy prefers to stay out of the spotlight unless she is filming. McCurdy is best known for her roles in iCarly and Sam and Cat. Ariana Grande starred opposite of McCurdy in Sam and Cat and rumors suggest that the two did not get along.
Sam and Cat was a hit for Nickelodeon, but was surprisingly canceled after only one season. Most people assumed it was because McCurdy and Grande could not get along well enough to work together and some even said that McCurdy and Nickelodeon did not get along either.
Several months before the show was canceled there were rumors that McCurdy, Grande and Nickelodeon were not getting along because McCurdy was upset that Grande was being paid more than her. Grande made a statement about the rumors and said that they were simply not true.
Grande was also quick to make a statement about the cancellation of Sam and Cat and seemed upset that it was canceled. McCurdy on the other hand acted like nothing happened and didn't make a statement about her recent issues until now.
"I am not a role model. I don’t claim to be, I don’t try to be, and I don’t want to be. There was a time when I tried to live up to the aggrandizing title, that pedestal of a thing. Maybe it wasn’t so much that I was trying to live up to it. Perhaps I thought I could and I thought I was supposed to, so I gave it my best shot. It’s fine, I can admit it. Back in my adolescence, I was more amiable, bubbly, and on lightly humid days, maybe even flouncy. I was role model material and then some. Fast forward a few years, I’ve grown up a bit (emphasis on “a bit”). I might not be any wiser, but I like to think I’m more honest," she said.
McCurdy went on to say that she is not embarrassed or ashamed of how she lives her life but thinks that the pressure of trying to be a role model is just too much and not something she desires.
"Now before you start thinking I’m some sort of derelict that leads a life of crime, let me clarify. I am proud of the way I live my life. I am proud of my choices. I am proud that no one can call me fake or say I don’t stand up for myself. I am proud that my friends and family would say that I’m a good person," she said.
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