The “Sam & Cat” claws are out.
Jennette McCurdy says her dislike for Ariana Grande started shortly after they started filming their Nickelodeon show when she realized the pop star had been given permission to pursue outside opportunities.
“I booked two feature films during ‘iCarly’ that I had to turn down because the ‘iCarly’ team wouldn’t write me out of episodes to start filming them,” McCurdy writes in her new memoir, “I’m glad my mom died” , claiming that producers would box Grande’s character so she could miss filming.
“Are you. I’m kidding,” McCurdy recalls. “So I have to turn down movies when Ariana isn’t on the whistleblower at the Billboard Music Awards? F–k. This one.”
The 30-year-old ‘Best Player’ actress admitted that when Grande, 29, was allowed to stop filming, she snapped.
“I’m pissed about it. I’m mad at her. Jealous of her. For a few reasons,” she writes. “So now, every time she misses work, it feels like a personal attack. … From that moment on I didn’t like her anymore. I couldn’t like her.”
“iCarly” ended its original run in 2012, and “Sam & Cat” only ran for one season from 2013 to 2014.
A Nickelodeon representative never responded to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment.
Grande has not publicly commented on the excerpts from McCurdy’s memoir.
The rest of the “Zoey 101” alum’s book is filled with heartbreaking anecdotes about her battle with bulimia and her strained relationship with her mother and Nickelodeon.
McCurdy writes that after she left the children’s entertainment network, she turned down a $300,000 offer for which she would never speak publicly about her experiences there.