Why Jennette McCurdy and Extra Stars at iCarly are leaving Hollywood

Fans have known this for a while Jennette McCurdy isn’t returning to the much-anticipated iCarly revival, and now they have the full story behind their decision.

Best known for starring Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon series and later repeating the role in Sam & Cat with Ariana GrandeJennette shared during the final episode of her Empty Inside podcast that not only has she stopped acting, but she also doesn’t feel proud of her Hollywood success.

“I quit a few years ago because I originally didn’t want it,” she said to the guest Anna Faris. Jennette stated that her mother had encouraged her to start acting at a young age and that her performances ultimately funded her family, but she decided to change her career after her mother died in 2013 after a battle with cancer.

“When I started getting my nerves under control I actually got some traction, but I eventually stopped after my mother died because with her death many of her ideas for my life died and that was her own journey, and a difficult one, for sure, “said Jennette.

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