When iCarly ended in 2012, she moved on to a role in sam and catin which she starred opposite Ariana Grande. It was an upsetting experience for Jennette, who felt Ariana was getting preferential treatment. According to Jennette, the pop star was frequently allowed time off from work, forcing Jennette to put in more hours filming. It was so frustrating that Jennette was relieved when the show was canceled after just one season.
By this point, Jennette was tired of acting, having been consumed by the “frustration and rage” that had built up since she started auditioning, at her mother’s insistence, at the age of six. year. However, Jennette’s mother wouldn’t let her stop acting, so she got by by drinking, doing drugs, and eating.
Jennette shared that she didn’t know who else to turn to, so her struggles unfolded “in the sad silence of my own loss”, adding that she didn’t know who else to turn to. “My mom was very clear,” she continued. “It’s something we have to be grateful for. It’s what we’ve been working for all our lives.”