“Their community goes within the dumper.”
Touchdown a task on Nickelodeon could also be a dream come true for many younger actors, however it does not at all times stay as much as the hype for some. Regardless of these stars showing to have a blast on display screen, it may be a special story behind the scenes. Actually, there are fairly just a few actors who’ve come ahead with their ideas concerning the community — they usually’ve obtained some alternative phrases for his or her former TV residence.
Learn on to search out out what these stars needed to say about Nickelodeon…
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Jennette McCurdy has lengthy been vocal about her disappointing expertise working with Nickelodeon, however she just lately claimed that issues obtained so dangerous that the community allegedly provided her $300,000 to not converse publicly about her time with the station. Jennette mentioned she declined the alleged provide and in her just lately revealed ebook, “I am Glad My Mother Died,” accused community executives of exploiting her. She claimed she was inspired to drink alcohol at work whereas nonetheless underage and was even photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe becoming regardless of being uncomfortable.
The actress says that one of the troublesome conditions with the community got here throughout her time on “Sam & Cat,” which she claimed was initially speculated to be her personal present however ended up additionally starring Ariana Grande. On high of lacking her probability at a solo present, she claimed the community additionally didn’t enable her to pursue different exterior alternatives throughout filming — all whereas Ariana’s profession skyrocketed and he or she was typically allowed to overlook work. (The specifics of every of their respective contracts just isn’t identified.)
“The week the place I used to be advised Ariana wouldn’t be right here in any respect, and that they’d write round her absence this episode by having her character be locked in a field. Are you. Kidding me. So I’ve to show down motion pictures whereas Ariana’s off whistle-toning on the Billboard Music Awards? F—. This…If I wasn’t such a very good sport to start with, I would not be on this predicament within the first place. I would not be on this s—ty present saying these s—ty strains on this s—ty set with this s—ty coiffure,” Jennette wrote.
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Marc Summers served as host to quite a few Nickelodeon reveals throughout his time with the community together with “Double Dare” and “What Would You Do?” Whereas he might have loved his on-air expertise, he did not have very many good issues to say concerning the community after his reveals wrapped.
“Their community goes within the dumper. Disney beats it. They do not know what they’re doing. They placed on a bunch of cartoons and stuffed animals as an alternative of actual human beings that different individuals can affiliate with…The artistic individuals are gone. It is grow to be a ‘how a lot cash can we make from this merchandise’ and ‘what number of excursions can we put out and steal cash from the dad and mom,'” Marc mentioned on MAX 98.3.
Ariana Grande has grow to be one of the profitable Nickelodeon alums however she says portraying Cat on “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat” was at occasions a “irritating” expertise. She defined that whereas being on the community was a “dream come true,” it was additionally laborious to be “connected to a personality that was nothing like” herself. Whereas Ariana admits she felt like she was required to be like Cat each onscreen and in actual life throughout her time on the community, she clearly was in a position to finally pave her personal method.
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Whereas Devon Werkheiser loved starring in his present “Ned’s Declassified College Survival Information,” he says he believes Nickelodeon did not use him to his full potential. Wanting again, Ned defined that he felt that the community might have promoted the present higher and given him extra alternatives.
“I believed they might have promoted our present extra in comparison with the opposite reveals that obtained extra consideration. I additionally would have favored to have been used extra by them, for the award reveals and stuff like that,” he mentioned throughout a Reddit AMA.
Alasdair Gillis starred in “You Cannot Do That On Tv” from 1982 to 1987. He mentioned the expertise was enjoyable for the time being, however reflecting on the expertise, he believes among the jokes made weren’t in good style or applicable for youths.
“There are some issues I’d query looking back — fats jokes about Lisa, and a certain quantity that was in all probability over my head on the time by way of what was humorous or tactful. Most likely not the healthiest factor for youths,” he mentioned in “Slimed!: An Oral Historical past of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age.”
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Ashley Argota was part of the Nickelodeon household for a lot of her adolescence, starring in each “True Jackson, VP” and “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures.” Whereas she does have good issues to say about her on-set experiences, she has additionally thrown a little bit of shade on the community. When followers found she was keen about singing lengthy after her Nick reveals wrapped, Ashley let her followers know that she had wished to share her singing abilities earlier — however she claimed she wasn’t given the possibility.
“The opposite community by no means gave me the chance,” Ashley wrote on Twitter.