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Jennette McCurdy quits acting


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Jennette McCurdy red carpet head shot


“My experience with acting is, I’m so ashamed of the parts I’ve done in the past,” she said. “I resent my career in a lot of ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing.”

 

“I did the shows that I was on from like 13 to 21, and by 15, I was already embarrassed,” McCurdy recalled. “My friends at 15, they’re not like, ‘Oh, cool, you’re on this Nickelodeon show.’ It was embarrassing. And I imagine there’s a very different experience to be had with acting if you’re proud of your roles, and if you feel fulfilled by them.”

 

“My family didn’t have a lot of money,” said McCurdy, whose mother encouraged her to begin acting as young as age 6. “This was the way out, which I actually think was helpful in driving me to some degree of success.”

 

The kid actor said that “always, always, always, acting was difficult for me,” adding that her nerves often got the best of her.

“Once I started to get the nerves under control was when I started to actually get some traction, but I ultimately quit after my mom passed away because with her death kind of died a lot of her ideas for my life, and that was its own journey, and a difficult one for sure,” she explained.


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