TeenVogue recently interviewed with Jennette McCurdy about the final iCarly episode, St Jude, Katy Perry, books she’s currently reading, and updates on her new episode which will be filmed in August 2012. Below is the entire interview provided exclusively by TeenVogue
What can we expect from the final episodes of iCarly?
Jennette: “We have a crossover episode with Jimmy Fallon where the iCarly cast goes to New York to be on his show. It’s probably one of my favorite episodes ever. We have an episode where Emma Stone makes an appearanceâ€”she plays a mega iCarly fan and is so funny. Our final episode has a good closer for the iCarly fans that have been with us from the beginning. There will be some questions answered and tears shed!”
What else have you been working on?
Jennette: “I actually have a new show that I’m starring in. I’m taping the pilot in August, and it’s run and created the creator of iCarly, Drake & Josh, and Zoey 101â€”all the great Nickelodeon shows of the past decade!”
What music are you currently listening to?
Jennette: “I’m super late to the game with Katy Perry. Miranda Cosgrove has been like, ‘You’ve got to listen to Katy Perry,’ so finally I downloaded her albums, and I’m enamored with her. I listen to every single song. I’m looking up tour dates of when I can go see her.”
Are you reading any good books right now?
Jennette: “I’m reading a book called A Brief History of Everything, which my on-set teacher gave to me as a wrap gift, and a book called Getting More, which is a book on negotiations by Stuart Diamond. It’s interesting to see his perspective on how he negotiates everything from brushing his teeth to some huge international decisions. Also, The Style Strategy by Nina Garcia is fantastic. I’ve cleaned out my whole closet, gotten a bunch of stuff tailoredâ€”it’s helped me revamp everything and have a fresh eye on fashion.”
Can you tell us about your philanthropic work for St. Jude Children’s Hospital?
Jennette: “St Jude’s doesn’t charge any of the patientsâ€”they pay for room and board, and the whole family gets to stay with the patient in Memphis. I’ve visited the hospital multiple times. Any charity that aids or supports trying to find a cure for cancer is very close to my heart. My mom had cancer multiple times, so it’s something that I can relate to.”
You’ve grown up with your iCarly castmates. How does it feel to say goodbye?
Jennette: “We’ve spent every single day of the past five years together. Miranda’s my best friendâ€”she’s such a sweetheart, and there’s nobody funnier than her. I’m very sad to see this experience coming to an end, but I know that I’ll still see her all the time.”