Jennette McCurdy's New Memoir Hilariously Recounts Her Hatred for Ariana Grande

8/10/2022 5:04:00 PM

Jennette McCurdy's New Memoir Hilariously Recounts Her Hatred for Ariana Grande

Jennette McCurdy's New Memoir Hilariously Recounts Her Hatred for Ariana Grande

“So I have to turn down movies while Ariana's off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? Fuck. This.”

ET Online , the 30-year-old’s pen practically drips with disdain for the pony-tailed pop star, specifically recalling how the network forced McCurdy to forgo roles and other opportunities, while Grande—then a “burgeoning” singer—was free to skip filming to work on her impending debut album, even though she was a titular character..1 / 10 2022 Invision Former actress Jennette McCurdy, author of the memoir"I'm Glad My Mom Died," poses for a portrait, Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Los Angeles.Sam & Cat.

“I booked two features during iCarly that I had to turn down because the iCarly team wouldn’t write me out of episodes to go shoot them,” McCurdy claims of another series in which she starred.Advertisement As Grande’s star began to rise, what was first allowed sporadically became an entire week spent away from the series, while McCurdy was left to act alongside an empty box.The pair appeared on the Nickelodeon series for one season, which aired between 2013 and 2014.“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.“It’s something that I mean sincerely, I’m not saying it to be flippant.Are you." While McCurdy writes that she does"understand" why Grande missed work, she didn't get why the singer was"allowed to," largely because, McCurdy claims, she was not afforded the same luxury.Kidding me,” McCurdy remembers.It was a tough thing for me to come to terms with,” she explains.

“So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? Fuck.At first, McCurdy writes, Grande missed sporadic days on set, but eventually she was told her co-star was going to be gone for a full week of shooting.She pushed McCurdy into an acting career as a child and encouraged her to have an eating disorder, McCurdy says.This.” Ope! G/O Media may get a commission LyfeFuel Not just a protein shake LyfeFuel takes a holistic approach to nutrition to deliver essential nutrients we might miss when we’re rushing to eat throughout the day.Are you.Buy at LyfeFuel Advertisement Despite it all, McCurdy details how she was praised for being “a good sport,” and, like anyone, quickly became embittered by it: “If I wasn’t such a good sport to begin with, I wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place.Before therapy, McCurdy, was drinking excessively and had unhealthy romantic relationships.I wouldn’t be on this shitty show saying these shitty lines on this shitty set with this shitty hairstyle."So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? F**k.Looking over the glow of candles on her sixth birthday cake, McCurdy writes, “I lock eyes with Mom so she’ll know I care about her, that she’s my priority.

Maybe my life would be entirely different right now.I fantasize about it being different." The situation led McCurdy to"resent being a good sport," something she was often praised for."I'd be crying while writing it and then I’d be laughing, remembering something.But it’s not different.It’s this.I wouldn’t be on this sh**ty show saying these sh**ty lines on this sh**ty set with this sh**ty hairstyle," she writes.This is what it is.Answers have been edited for clarity and length.She spent six seasons on the series about a wacky weekly web show—sharing her real-life first kiss in an episode that was watched by nearly 6 million people and enduring abuse allegedly perpetrated by her boss, who is referred to only as “The Creator” in McCurdy’s book.

Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box.I fantasize about it being different.I’m pissed about it.And I’m pissed at her.It’s this.There’s certainly many stages of processing.Jealous of her.” Advertisement McCurdy’s recollection of her time spent in Grande’s shadow and the jealousy it inevitably incurred becomes all the more relatable when she provides further context, like their upbringings in vastly different socioeconomic situations.Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box.” She was also subjected to “breast and vaginal exams” from Debra, who would shower with her until age 16, under the pretense of checking McCurdy for cancer.

McCurdy writes that she was raised in what she deems “Garbage Grove” with an abusive mother who tirelessly sought fame by any means necessary, yet couldn’t afford rent and utility bills.AP: When you think back now about your childhood and your mom, what do you think? McCurdy: My grandfather passed away a few years ago, and I got to really experience what I consider a more conventional grieving process of a really close family member.Grande, meanwhile, grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, “an incredibly wealthy, idyllic town,” and had the luxury of, “a healthy mom who could buy her whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted — Gucci bags, fancy vacations, Chanel outfits.And I’m pissed at her.” Naturally, her own constant comparisons to Grande culminated in a breaking point, with McCurdy remembering that it wasn’t Grande’s new album, splashy performances, nor her new and considerable fame that was specifically responsible for her undoing—no, it was a game of charades at none other than Tom Hanks’ house.Advertisement “Ariana came whistle-toning in with excitement because she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’s house,” McCurdy recalls." Nickelodeon McCurdy's jealousy of Grande stemmed from a few places, the first being that she believed Grande had"a much easier upbringing.It was heartbreaking and devastating.“I couldn’t take it anymore.” McCurdy and her mother, Debra, in 2009.

Music performances and magazine covers."Ariana grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, an incredibly wealthy, idyllic town, with a healthy mom who could buy her whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted -- Gucci bags, fancy vacations, Chanel outfits..I’d cry because I missed her and I’d be angry that I was crying that I missed her and feel she doesn’t deserve these tears.."When I initially got a development deal with Nickelodeon for my own show a few years ago, I thought it was gonna be just that.whatever, I’ll get over it.But playing a family game at National Treasure, two-time Academy Award–winner and six-time nominee Tom Hanks’s house? I’m done...I think people who experience eating disorders are intuitive, sensitive people, and they know if something’s being skirted around or not being said honestly, or being romanticized.

” Just in case it wasn’t already crystal clear, McCurdy further clarifies: “I didn’t like her.I couldn’t like her."This was supposed to be Just Puckett , the harrowing tale of a brassy juvenile delinquent-turned-school counselor.” Advertisement “Pop star success I could handle, but hanging out with Sheriff Woody, with Forrest Fucking Gump? This has gone too far.' Ad McCurdy: Now my life is very boring.So now, every time she misses work, it feels like a personal attack.' This is not harrowing.Every time something exciting happens to her, I feel like she robbed me of having that experience myself.

” If all of this sounds a little ridiculous, you clearly have never felt envious of a person—perhaps someone even less talented than you are—who, from the moment they were born, was primed to achieve more than you."Ariana is at the stage in her career where she’s popping up on every 30 Under 30 list that exists..Of course, McCurdy’s teenage fixation on Grande isn’t the most important observation about her book.Her brave, empathetic detailing of abuse at the hands of adults she should’ve been able to trust, and her battle with bulimia, deserves applause.Sold exclusively at Walmart," McCurdy writes.Even if it doesn’t result in an invitation to Forrest Fucking Gump’s house.But also now in retrospect, I see that there’s a lot of humor in that.Advertisement The K-Fed tell-all will no longer air in full as it’s “too hurtful,” according to the journalist who secured the exclusive.I can’t help it.

I’d argue the damage has already been done, but it’s never too late to be the she-ro of.

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