The iconic character Carly Shay is back - nearly 10 years after the original Nickelodeon series ended. We caught up with star of the show Miranda Cosgrove (a.k.a Carly) who spilled everything you need to know to TG.
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Hey Miranda! How did you get back into playing your iconic character, Carly?
I watched a bunch of old episodes and it kind of surprised me because I don’t remember them all! I think because I was 13 when we started [the show] and we just did so many episodes so quickly, so it brought back so many memories. I know Jerry (who plays Spencer) and Nathan (who plays Freddie) watched a bunch of shows because we were all texting each other clips and making fun of each other because we kind of look dorky in some of the scenes.
There’s been so many celeb cameos in the past (including One Direction!). Who was your fave?
I really loved the episode with Emma Stone, because I am a huge fan of hers. The Jimmy Fallon episode was fun because we got to travel to New York and actually hangout with Jimmy Fallon; and Michelle Obama on the show – those were like the three craziest.
You were so young when the show first aired, how did you deal with growing up in the spotlight?
The thing that was probably the hardest, was the people that made comments online that were not nice. I would read them and be like, ‘How could I change their minds?’. It taught me that you have to love yourself and not worry about what everyone else thinks about you. It taught me that at an early stage and to not pay attention to stuff like that. Once you realise that, it kind of sets you free.
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