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Miranda Cosgrove on College, Her New Home and Ending 'iCarly'
Miranda Cosgrove has more on her plate than the average college freshman. Between getting settled at school, studying for exams, and living on her own for the first time, the talented 19-year-old had to gracefully end an era: seven seasons of her hit Nickelodeon TV series iCarly concluded with it's last episode "iGoodbye" on November 23 (watch it here).
The show— which featured many A-list guests during its tenure including Emma Stone, Jimmy Fallon, and First Lady Michelle Obama— won several Kids Choice Awards, was nominated for many other accolades including three Emmys, and ran for 109 episodes.
"I didn't [take anything from the set] but they have everything in storage and I have my eye on the gummy bear chandelier," Cosgrove told PARADE.
Read on for more with Cosgrove about her college life, closing the iCarly chapter, and her new home:
On the final episode.
"They were going to do it as a 30-minute episode but then we decided to make it really special and make it an hour long. I like that we decided to do a real goodbye episode since a lot of the time, I found out, networks don't do them since they can't replay them. Even though it's sad the series ended, it's nice to see how the characters' lives will continue after."
On the last day on the set.
"It was pretty much a celebration for the last week. We had little parties after rehearsals and we just tried to enjoy it. But the last day was hard. We had been putting it out of our minds and not thinking about it but it suddenly hit us all. Especially the very last scene. What made me the most sad, Jerry [Trainor, who played Cosgrove's older brother Spencer] started crying during his last scene and that totally got me. He is one of the most fun people you'll ever meet so to see him sad was hard for everyone to go on with things."
"I almost feel like I'm still on hiatus. I don't know if it's fully hit. I went right into college after we shot the show so that's been keeping me busy. I definitely miss seeing everyone everyday. We see each other all the tie but it's not the same seeing each other on set. Some of our most fun times was when we were exhausted and had to stay on set. Those nights were so fun like when we had to stay up until 1 in the morning working and we were playing games and delirious."
On her professional future.
"I've feel like I've been doing TV shows most of my life. I'm really enjoying college. I really love music but I've always wanted to act. So I'll still read scripts and audition but for now I'm focusing on college."
On her classes.
"I started taking a sketching class as an elective. I thought it sounded fun and it actually is one of my hardest classes. It's a beginning class so you don't need, well, talent. I thought my other classes were going to be the hard ones but I'm really enjoying it and met a lot of my friends at USC through it."
Her new home.
"It's definitely weird. Growing up, my next door neighbor was my best friend and an only child too. But now she's a 30-minute drive! Moving almost seems as big if not bigger, as far as adjustment. [Before] I lived in the same house my whole life and before I lived 20 minutes out of L.A. and now I live in L.A. It's nice to be able to have all of my friends over to go swimming and visit and stuff. It's different but it's nice."
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