iCarly's Jennette McCurdy is super busy! She just finished filming the upcoming Nickelodeon movie, Best Player, in Vancouver, the new iCarly movie, iQuit iCarly, airs this Saturday, and she's been going back and forth between Los Angeles and Nashville to record her upcoming country album! J-14 chatted with Jennette about her and a near-Twilight encounter in Canada!
J-14: What is iQuit iCarly all about?
Jennette McCurdy: It's a very exciting movie because Carly and Sam get into the biggest fight tthe audience has ever seen them get into yet. They have different views on how to run the web show. Sam's more laid-back and thinks iCarly should be run by going with the flow, a more impromptu style with more improv, and Carly thinks it should be more scripted, scheduled, and timed. They both have different but cool approaches, and they start arguing with each other. Then they meet these two boys -- one has Carly's view and one has Sam's view. Carly and Sam now have their right-hand man and that makes the fight even worse than it would have been if it was just the girls.
J-14: What was your favorite part about filming the movie?
Jennette: We got to dress up like purple aliens! We had these unitard, spandex outfits with purple wigs -- very unforgiving on the body and hair! Also, Miranda dressed up as a hobo and I dressed up as a vampire, complete with fangs, so it was very fitting for the whole vampire craze right now.
J-14: Can you tell us about your Best Player?
Jennette: There's a guy who's 32 and still lives with his parents. It's time for him to grow up and get out on his own, so they kind of kick him out of the house, but he doesn't have enough money to buy his own place. He's very good at computer games, so he buys this game called "Black Hole" that's having a tournament where the grand prize is $175,000. He becomes very good at this game and thinks he's going to win, but then discovers this other player who beats him each time. He thinks it's another guy, but then finds out that it's a 15-year-old girl, played by me! So he starts dating my mom to try and learn how he can beat me at the game. It was a blast for [my iCarly costar] Jerry Trainor and me to work on.
J-14: What games are you playing now?
Jennette: I play lots of Halo and Call of Duty with my brothers.
J-14: Did you see any of the Twilight cast while filming in Vancouver?
Jennette: I did not, but I was staying at the same hotel as Rob Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart! Knowing that is pretty cool. I hear they had to sneak out the back of the hotel because people were waiting for them! But I haven't seen New Moon -- isn't that crazy? I was going to go see it with Ashley Argota from True Jackson, VP, and then we had a promo shoot that day, but I'm definitely going to have to see it. I'll probably see it with my best friend Annie -- maybe this weekend!
J-14: What are you looking forward to this holiday season?
Jennette: Just being with my family -- that's definitely the coolest part for me because it's been a whirlwind year, so I'll have a couple of days before Christmas where I get to be with them. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year -- I love everything about it. We always go looking at Christmas lights, bake together and make gingerbread houses, watch Christmas movies, and drink hot chocolate.
iQuit iCarly airs this Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
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