Bello Magazine released their Sexy July 2015 issue featuring Jennette McCurdy on the cover. Included is a cover story about how Jennette has grown from being a child star to a popular influence among her fans.
The California-born ingenue has been in the industry for over seventeen years, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise given her already hefty and growing resume. Fans have long enjoyed her diverse roles in iCarly, San & Cat, Victorious, Zoey 101 and most recently the acclaimed new Netflix/City series Between.
Early creative influences are usually the catalyst for later stardom, this was certain the case for talented McCurdy, who was raised on a healthy diet of ubiquitous pop-culture television and film. “I grew up watching a lot of fun 80’s movies, 70’s sitcom reruns, and SNL, so that’s where I found a lot of inspiration.” It’s easy to see where McCurdy, with her infectious sense of humor and penchant for comedic roles, found her particular voice.
With so many gifted actors and performers in Hollywood, prospective cast member lists can seem like overwhelming rosters of A-list talent. McCurdy however shows maturity beyond her twenty-three years and calmly reveals that she has found her niche in the industry. After revealing that Josh Gad would be her “dream co-star”, she also divulged some notable sources of inspiration, including “Inside Amy Schumer, Conan [O’Brien], and anything Tina Fey does”.
In spite of McCurdy’s relaxed confidence, she admitted that working in Hollywood today can sometimes feel like an emotional rollercoaster. “I think of it [acting] as a long-term relationship. It has its ups and downs but it can potentially be very challenging, entertaining, and rewarding”. IT’s this mature perspective and down-to-earth work ethic that contributes to McCurdy’s genuine appeal, and why she enjoys a loyal following of dedicated fans. McCurdy is proud to maintain an active Twitter feed as her primary way to bond with her devoted fan base. “I love that fans have the opportunity connect with the artists as people, as opposed to the artists as artists”.
Of course, like any amicable young starlet, McCurdy also admits to relishing other aspects of the job as well, “I like red carpets if I really like the outfit I’m wearing and am excited for people to see it. I like events if they’re movie premieres for movies I’m excited to see or if they are events I am passionate about”.
If it’s true that ‘less is more’, then it seems clear that Jennette McCurdy’s effortless and uncomplicated approach to life is the secret to her success. After all, her personal mantra is to simply “have fun and work hard”. Judging by her humorous tweets, her endearing Instagram posts, and her genuinely easy-going nature, it seems McCurdy’s mantra is something to replicate. “It’s simple but effective”
Below is the exclusive Bello Magazine cover story and photoshoot.