Jennette McCurdy's mom Debra McCurdy tragically passed away from cancer in 2013, and the Sam & Cat star is opening up about how she coped. While she's said before that she's had trouble crying and dealing with her emotions before, in a new interview with Vulture, the actress admitted that she wishes she could have gotten more support! But is she throwing shade at Nickelodeon? She says that she dove straight into work after her mom's passing.
“Six days after my mom died I went back to work. I thought, 'Oh if I do this Vine video, or If I do this episode, if I hit every mark, then I’ll be fine because I’ll have something else to focus on.' But really I was just putting this huge life-changing event on the back burner and it was slowly causing me to unravel to the point where I would say I got to my lowest emotional point. She was my biggest cheerleader, my biggest supporter, and also my hardest critic. She was very hard on me, but I always knew that it came from a place of love and that she wanted the best for me," she said.
Then, she kind of hinted that she wishes the network (or perhaps her co-star Ariana Grande?) would have helped her cope.
“It would’ve done so much if somebody would’ve just given me a hug. And I hope that that’s something I can take with myself and acknowledge when somebody else is having a really hard time, that sometimes it’s like, 'Give a person a break, you know?'”
However, Jennette says that she had no expectations that Nickelodeon would provide her with that emotional support.
"I knew I had a job to do, and I think I was not acknowledging what I needed. I don’t think it’s a network’s job to understand emotionally where somebody is coming from. I think as much as they can try to appreciate and relate, they also have jobs to do," she finally admitted.
Still, it sounds like she went through a really rough time!
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