Despite having had an excellent relationship in front of the screen as best friends Sam and Cat in the Nickelodeon series that bore that name, Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande did not have such a good time in real life, especially because of the preferences that the production supposedly had for the interpreter of ‘Thank U Next’ on set.
A day before the release of Jennette’s memoir, ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’, some passages about her life that she has included in the book have been revealed, such as her toxic relationship with her co-star in the series ‘Sam and Cat’.
In the new text, the TV star admitted to feeling jealous of her colleague, after her burgeoning singing career surfaced in one season in 2013, while she had to stay in the recording studio covering her faults.
“The week I was told that Ariana would not be in the series and that they would justify her absence from the episodes by pretending that her character was locked in a box. I thought, ‘Are you kidding,’ really joking,’ so I have to turn down movies while Ariana is out singing at the Billboard Music Awards? that.'”
Despite differences on set and McCurdy’s jealousy, the moment the actress really exploded was when Ariana told her she had spent a glamorous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house.
“Ariana came in whistling with excitement because she had spent the night before playing at Tom Hanks’ house. That was the moment I broke down. I couldn’t take it anymore. Musical performances and magazine covers… whatever, I’ll get through it. But play familiarly at the National Treasure, the home of two-time Academy Award winner and six-time nominee Tom Hanks? I couldn’t stand it,” McCurdy said.
He added: “I never liked it. I couldn’t like it. A pop star’s success could handle it, but hanging out with Sheriff Woody, with Forrest Fucking Gump? This has gone too far. So now, every time he misses work, it feels like a personal attack. Every time something exciting happens to her, I feel like she deprives me of having that experience.”
Now Jennette McCurdy does not know if Ariana Grande will take a copy of her memoirs and read them, but she hopes that it will, as she considers them “an entertaining read for anyone”.
The 30-year-old former actress told Entertainment Tonight: “I don’t know if she will read the book or not, but I think it’s a really entertaining read regardless of who it is, so I hope she does.”