Sunday, August 15, 2021

Miranda Cosgrove Talks About Returning to 'iCarly' After Nearly 10 Years, What She Hopes for Season 2

iCarly is back! Nickelodeon's hit comedy made a triumph return in a brand new revival series, which made its debut on Paramount+ in June, quickly becoming one of the streaming platform's most watched shows to date. With the revival being renewed for a second season, Miranda Cosgrove recently talked to SBJCT about returning to the series, and what the actor hopes to achieve in season two.

"Recently I started the new iCarly Revival and it’s been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life, Cosgrove told SBJCT. "I didn’t fully realize how emotional it would be to come back to the show almost a decade after it ended. I really grew up making iCarly so even stepping back onto the old set and seeing it again was a crazy feeling. Being around most of my old cast mates from the original show and playing the same characters as adults has been really fun. I think it’s pushed all of us to explore new sides of the characters we play. I’m also an executive producer on the show so I get to be apart of the writing process and the edits for each episode. On the original show I was so young I didn’t have a say in anything the Carly character would say or do. I was just there to do my job the best I could and say the lines the way I was asked to say them. This time around I have a lot of creative freedom and it’s been amazing getting to express that."

Talking about what she hopes to achieve in the coming year, Cosgrove dished: "In the coming year we are going into our 2nd season of the revival, and I want to make sure it’s more exciting and even better than the first. We spent a lot of the first season setting up the new world and explaining where the characters have landed now that so much time has passed. I’m really looking forward to pushing everything further this season and having more fun now that we’ve already laid some groundwork."

Cosgrove also talked about her love for animals and how they inspire her: "I work with Kitten Rescue La to get homeless cats off the streets, get them spayed or neutered, and find them forever homes. They do amazing work and I love everything they stand for. Also Love Leo Rescue and Wags and Walks have helped me find loving homes for multiple dogs I’ve found on the streets of LA. [,,,] Animals inspire me a lot. They live in the moment and take life as it comes. They love you unconditionally. I think people could learn a lot from animals. I definitely have."

Cosgrove also revealed how a chance encounter when she was a toddler changed her life forever: "A children’s agent came up to my mom while we were at a food festival when I was 3 so I didn’t choose to pursue acting on my own. I kind of fell into it and my mom started taking me to auditions. I definitely have thought a lot about how that agent coming up to my mom that day really changed the trajectory of my entire life. I don’t know if I would’ve ended up pursuing an acting career or even a career in the entertainment business if that hadn’t happened. My dad owns a dry-cleaning business and my mom would stay with me on set when I was a kid. I feel super lucky to have the opportunities I’ve had in my life. Even though I do love acting I missed out on middle school and high school. And around 16 I started thinking about exploring other passions. I always wanted to go to college and acting and singing helped me save up enough money to be able to do that."

You can read Cosgrove's full interview with SBJCT on Fans can watch the brand new iCarly reboot as well as the original series on Paramount+. Try it FREE today at

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