‘iCarly’s’ Miranda Cosgrove Reflects On ‘Challenging’ Childhood Fame

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By MLC on June 16, 2021 at 12:12 AM EDT

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Nostalgia is in full swing for the cast of Nickelodeon’s beloved show, “iCarly.”

While news of a reboot was announced in January of this year, the reboot is set to air on Paramount+ Thursday, June 17!

The first three episodes will drop on the platform on Thursday, and the remaining episodes will drop one-by-one every week thereafter.

The reboot will see the original cast reunite minus Jennette McCurdy who played Sam Puckett. McCurdy has been very outspoken about her experience with childhood fame, and her distaste for her former TV roles.

It appears some of Jennette’s feelings are shared with none other than Miranda Cosgrove who played Carly Shay.

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During a recent interview with People, Miranda opened up about the “iCarly” reboot and whether or not she has any regrets.

While Miranda has many fond memories of her time on the show, she did reveal there were some challenges.

"I think one of the most challenging things growing up making “iCarly,” I went through my awkward phase and completely grew up on the show," said Miranda.

She was 14-years-old when the show first hit the airwaves in 2007, and 19 when the show ended in 2012.

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Miranda continued, "So when I look back at all the episodes, even though I remember the fun times and I can laugh, sometimes when I see the outfits I'm wearing, I just know how I felt during those moments in some of the episodes. It's so weird to think that when you're a kid growing up on TV, people are watching you go through all that awkward stuff and figuring out who you are.”

Of her young fame and the responsibilities that came with it, the actress said being considered a role model was “flattering” and “scary.”

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"I feel when I was little and people would call me a role model, I think it always was really flattering, but it's also scary because when you're a little kid and someone's calling you a role model, it's like, 'Oh no, I don't want to let anyone down,'" she explains. "But you also aren't fully formed and you don't really know how to be a role model. So there are nice things about it but it's also challenging."

With the reboot days away from premiering, Miranda said the entire experience has been a great learning curve. Not only is she the star of the show, but she also serves as an executive producer.

"I feel from this experience in particular, I've learned a lot of things really fast that I never knew about before,” said Miranda. “And I also just feel like I've gotten better at speaking up for myself because when you're being asked questions all day long. People are looking to me and asking me questions, so I feel it's been really empowering and that's one of the things that I'm most proud of from this experience."

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In regard to any regrets she has from her time on the show, Miranda said she doesn’t have any.

"I wouldn't say I have any regrets because I am really grateful for all the opportunities I've had and I do think even hard stuff makes you who you are," she says. "And I think I had a lot of amazing experiences making the show. I wouldn't change anything, but I am grateful for this experience because I think it's just made me kind of see it in a new and even better light than I did before."

“iCarly” is out in two days on Paramount+!

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