Glitter Magazine recently posted their exclusive interview with Jennette McCurdy on February 18th, 2012.
GLITTER: Whatâ€™s your favorite part about writing and recording music?
JENNETTE: Writing music is very therapeutic to me, and itâ€™s a way to get out everything I am feeling. I hope others can relate to the things I write about in my songs.
GLITTER: What has been your favorite iCarly episode to film?
JENNETTE: I loved shooting â€œiGo to Japanâ€ because we got to be outside a lot and our call times were really late because we had so many night scenes. It was pouring rain so the cast would huddle together in between takes and drink hot chocolate. Shooting that episode was such a great bonding experience.
GLITTER: Youâ€™re filming an episode for Penguins of Madagascar. Whatâ€™s it like to record for an animated series compared to your other projects?
JENNETTE: Well itâ€™s more, in a word, animated. Working on Penguins was a blast. You get to be very lively and very hyper. Since youâ€™re not on camera, you could technically wear your pajamas to work, which is pretty boss.
GLITTER: You recently got your driverâ€™s license. How do you feel being able to go out on the road?
JENNETTE: Where weâ€™re going, we donâ€™t need roads!
GLITTER: Who is one of your music inspirations?
JENNETTE: I draw inspiration from so many different singers and styles â€“ it feels too narrowed to pinpoint just one or two. I could go on for days!
GLITTER: If you werenâ€™t an actress or singer, what would you want your career to be?
JENNETTE: I would love being a tour guide at Universal Studios.
GLITTER: Many fans get star struck when meeting you, have you ever experienced being star struck?
JENNETTE: Of course I get star struck too! Meeting Johnny Depp was crazy. I met Michelle Kwan a few weeks ago and we took a picture together. Then she gave me her number so that I could text it to her. I couldnâ€™t believe it!
GLITTER: How did you feel being able to visit the kids in St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Hospital along with your iCarly cast?
JENNETTE: To be honest, it becomes increasingly difficult for me to visit hospitals. These visits arenâ€™t just â€œpart of the job,â€ where I block out two hours and go draw pictures with sick kids. It is something that I mentally prepare for and it takes a long time to get back to normal after each visit. Knowing so many people who have been affected by cancer and numerous other diseases make these visits really hit home for me. I always take away a substantial memory and hope some of the kids I visit do as well.
GLITTER: Whatâ€™s the best part of being able to travel to different places?
JENNETTE: I really cherish the memories I have of my trips. For some reason, when you travel, itâ€™s like your mind picks up on the fact that this is something uncharacteristic, so it tunes in more acutely and remembers better.
GLITTER: When you have a day off is there any television show you like to catch up on that you normally donâ€™t have time to watch?
JENNETTE: I love watching old television shows. Right now, Iâ€™m watching a lot of the early SNL stuff and some News Radio. As for current TV series, I love 30 Rock.
GLITTER: What can fans expect in the new season of iCarly with Sam and Freddie?
JENNETTE: We have a lot of great stuff in store for iCarly fans but theyâ€™ll have to tune in to see what happens with Sam and Freddie!
GLITTER: What is going through your head as youâ€™re getting ready to go live on stage to perform in front of a crowd?
JENNETTE: Iâ€™m always thinking â€œDonâ€™t mess this up.â€