“It’s been an awesome experience,” Cosgrove told Yahoo Finance — noting her growth from a nervous 13-year-old actress to a confident executive producer on the relaunched series.
Now, at age 28, Cosgrove is an executive producer, climate change advocate and just made the Forbes 30 under 30 list for the class of 2022, following a successful launch of the highly-anticipated “iCarly” reboot on Paramount+ (VIAC).
According to Forbes, Cosgrove’s career took off following the 2007 debut of “iCarly” on Nickelodeon. By 2012, she was earning $180,000 per episode, making her the world’s highest-paid child actor (a Guinness World Record that still stands today.)
“I’m just getting to do a lot of things I never thought I get to do…it’s been really rewarding,” she continued.
“There are just so many shows and so many things to watch, and I’m the type of person that likes to consume everything. I love watching shows. So I pretty much have all the streaming services,” she said.
Since the show has transitioned from cable television to streaming, Cosgrove said she appreciates the greater access to fans, noting her own obsession with the streaming revolution.
The Hollywood starlet added that with iCarly “it’s all about just trying to make people laugh and really trying to make the original fans of the original series happy. That’s always kind of been our guiding light.”
‘So many new rules because of COVID’
Actress Miranda Cosgrove accepts the Favorite TV Show award for “iCarly” at the 24th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles April 2, 2011. As Hollywood works to get back on its feet, another COVID variant has once again disrupted the industry — but Cosgrove said Tinseltown has prepared for this, noting a plethora of precautions that the “iCarly” cast and crew must follow daily.
“We started the first season right in the middle of the pandemic. We were just all so excited to get to come out of our houses and all be together, but it didn’t seem like too big of a deal given all the precautions that we had to take,” Cosgrove said. Story continues
On-set safeguards included daily testing, mask/shield wearing when not filming, constant hand washing and more. “There’s just so many new rules because of COVID,” she continued, proudly adding that nobody on set has come down with the virus so far.
At COP26 in Glasglow earlier this month, world leaders vowed to move the world closer to averting a climate disaster, but business leaders and climate scientists say it still may not move the needle enough. Cosgrove is doing her part to help bridge that gap — partnering with HP’s ‘Girls Save the World’ program. The program, which operates in partnership with MIT’s Solv[ED] Youth Challenge platform, gives young girls the opportunity to promote environmental advocacy and social entrepreneurship in their own lives.
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