How Janet McCurdy’s iCurly role exacerbates an eating disorder

Janet McCurdy says she was “absorbed” at iCarly

Janet McCurdy continues to reveal more details about her acting experience iCarly.

Scene-stealing Sam Puckett-first iCarly and later spin-offs Sam and the cat—The actress was one of Nickelodeon’s biggest stars. But Janet has now opened up about what it’s like to be a child star forthcoming memoir I’m glad my mother diedIn which he writes about his toxic relationship with his late mother, Debra McCurdy, who he says contributed to his problems, including struggles with hunger and bulimia.

As Janet says, her eating disorders were exacerbated by her role as Sam, whose strategy on the show was to eat ridiculous amounts of food. “It’s tragically ridiculous,” he said The Washington Post In a profile published on August 5. “It made me so anxious because my character was constantly eating.”

Janet tried to change this aspect of her character, but it was difficult to explain to Nickelodeon bosses why she was so opposed to it. “I tried to talk to the producers a few times, asking if we could dial those things back,” he said. “I kind of reasoned, ‘I think there’s a lot more to Sam as a character, and I think he goes a lot deeper than that.'”

Janet added that she couldn’t fully admit that she had an eating disorder, because she didn’t want to face the reality of her situation. Also, her mother insisted that she maintain a slim appearance. As a result, he said, “I wasn’t able to say, ‘Hey, I’m actually struggling with this.

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