“I feel when I was little and people would call me a role model, I think it always was really flattering, but it’s also scary,” she told MTV in June 2021. “Because when you’re a little kid and someone’s calling you a role model, it’s like, ‘Oh no, I don’t want to let anyone down,’ but you also aren’t fully formed and you don’t really know how to be a role model. So there are nice things about it but it’s also challenging.”
The School of Rock actress also talked about her challenges while growing up on a show like iCarly. “I think one of the most challenging things growing up making iCarly, I went through my awkward phase and completely grew up on the show,” she confessed.
“So when I look back at all the episodes, even though I remember the fun times and I can laugh, sometimes when I see the outfits I’m wearing, I just know how I felt during those moments in some of the episodes. It’s so weird to think that when you’re a kid growing up on TV, people are watching you go through all that awkward stuff and figuring out who you are.”
Paramount+ announced a reprisal of iCarly in June 2021, much to fans’ delight. The show has already become a success, releasing a season 2 in April 2022 with fans already begging for a season 3. And Miranda, along with acting, is also producing this time around!
“It gives me a lot of creative control that I never had when I did the original series. I didn’t really have a say, at all, in the original,” she explained to Collider in April 2021. “Now, I just have so much more say in the scripts and all the storylines, and I get to help edit the episodes.”
“I know my character the best probably, so if things come up in the scripts that don’t seem like something I think Carly would do, I always really try to speak up. It’s the same with Jerry [Trainor] and Nathan [Kress]. They’re really protective of those characters and they know their characters better than anyone, so they do the same thing. I think that that helps a lot.”
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