It’s the last season of iCarly, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing any more of Jennette McCurdy. The actress/singer is going to be starring in a new Nickelodeon show and continues her music career. Check out our interview with her below!
How To Rock: Tell us about your new show!
Jennette McCurdy: Dan Schneider, the executive producer and writer on Victorious, iCarly, etc., is creating this show for me and we’re taping the pilot in a few weeks. I’m so excited for it. I know one more cast member who I can’t say anything about yet, but it’s so exciting for me because I’m really good friends with this person.
HTR: What’s the latest with your music career?
JM: I recently left [my record label] Capitol Nashville because it was getting too difficult to travel to have to make my record and publicize my record. I was spending so much time in Nashville but also working on the show in LA. I didn’t think it was fair to anybody to do that. I felt like I needed to figure out where I needed to be and just stick to that. I definitely hope that music comes into my life in the future in some ways. So I guess its just a matter of finding if there’s a label that will be a good fit for me and a genre that will be the perfect fit for me. I want to make sure my feet are firmly planted before I take the next the step. But yeah, I definitely love making music and I’ll post covers and stuff in the meantime.
HTR: What are your favorite — and least favorite — things about being a musician?
JM: Acting is all about being somebody else and exploring other people, and music is all about being yourself and exploring yourself. Every song you put out is like a segment of your journal — whatever you’re writing is an experience that you’re hoping other people can relate to. That’s why people sometimes connect on such a deep level with an artist… because it’s a personal connection at that point. One thing I didn’t like about music is being stuck in a bunk on the road. I was on a tour bus for two months and there were like 12 bunks and everyone in my band picked their bunks first and they were like “McCurdy, you’re stuck top right.”
Psst! You can meet Jennette AND go to the set of a Nickelodeon show! Enter the iCook with Birds Eye sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize trip! Click here for the official rules. AND if you submit the winning recipe, it could be featured on an upcoming episode of iCarly! The point of the sweeps and initiative is to “inspire kids to love their vegetables and get creative in the kitchen finding fun little ways to eat their vegetables so that it becomes something enjoyable and something to get excited about,” said Jeanette. Her veggie secret? “I just put a little bit of garlic salt on steamed veggies,” she said.
If you could meet Jennette, what would you ask her?