Not on good phrases? Josh Peck and Jennette McCurdy are doubtlessly in a rift — which seemingly occurred after they mentioned their respective experiences at Nickelodeon off digital camera.
Throughout an April episode of Peck’s “Good Guys” podcast with Ben Soffer, the cohosts hinted that he and McCurdy, 30, had a falling out.
“She was our first ever visitor. Just like the day that she launched her guide [I’m Glad My Mom Died in August 2022], she got here on and it was an incredible get for us,” Soffer, 31, informed visitor Tana Mongeau. “We had been really good guys [and] had an unbelievable interview the place we spoke about what she wished to and nothing that she didn’t. It ended and he or she informed us to not run it. So, there’s an unreleased episode of our podcast.”
The 36-year-old Drake & Josh alum, for his half, recalled making an attempt to succeed in out to McCurdy after the incident.
“There’s a small replace. Us being the nice guys that we’re, we mentioned we’d kill it. We requested if she wished to return again on and [we got] no response,” he detailed. “4 or 5 months later, I used to be, like, ‘Allow us to verify in. She owes us.’ All I wrote to Jennette after six months was ‘Hello’ and I acquired a inexperienced bubble. Am I blocked? I feel I is likely to be blocked. Or she was on a 12-hour flight. Right here’s hoping.”
In response to Soffer, Peck and McCurdy opened up about their particular person experiences working at Nickelodeon. “We really spoke about it a bit of throughout the Jennette podcast that by no means aired and can by no means see the sunshine of day,” he joked. “However no less than from my understanding, Josh’s expertise as a baby actor had been far totally different from what’s portrayed by others.”
The How I Met Your Father star beforehand confirmed his assist for McCurdy following the discharge of her memoir. “My buddy Jennette wrote a guide and it’s out right now. She’s courageous, humorous and considerate in methods few are,” Peck captioned an Instagram submit in August 2022. “Get it right now!”
In response, the iCarly alum thanked Peck for the shout-out, writing, “Love you my buddy ! thanks for the sort phrases ♥️.”
McCurdy’s memoir obtained essential popularity of its candid perception into life as a baby actor. The California native additionally broke down the trauma she skilled because of an advanced relationship together with her late mom, Debra McCurdy.
“I feel seeing your self is especially troublesome with rising up within the public eye, since you’re so public-facing and seen as one factor,” she informed BuzzFeed Information in August 2022 about dealing with her previous within the guide. “That makes the fact of you a lot extra unseen and invalidated and unacknowledged. However now, as a result of I see myself, I can settle for being seen by others.”
The memoir raised eyebrows when Jennette seemingly talked about Dan Schneider, referring to a producer as “The Creator” a number of occasions. She claimed her former boss acquired in bother with Nickelodeon for “accusations of his emotional abuse,” which she wasn’t shocked by.
Schneider, 57, beforehand made headlines after being accused of inappropriate misconduct throughout his time on the community. The screenwriter parted methods with Nickelodeon in 2018 after a long-term partnership and later denied any allegations towards him.
“The comedy was completely harmless,” he informed The New York Instances in July 2021. “I by no means interacted with actors in any approach, texting or in any other case, that ought to make anybody uncomfortable.”
Peck, in the meantime, known as Schneider a “robust boss” on his podcast earlier this month. Nevertheless, he beforehand revealed there isn’t a lot he would wish to change about his years at Nickelodeon.
“Perhaps I’d have thought twice about having my awkward teenage years [air] in reruns,” Peck quipped throughout an unique interview with Us Weekly in March. “However the actuality is [that] from Drake & Josh to all the pieces I’ve performed since then, I’m very proud to have made households pleased. I really feel extremely fortunate to be 36 and nonetheless working and [doing] one thing that I like.”
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Us Weekly has reached out to Peck and McCurdy’s reps for remark.