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Chatting with Miranda Cosgrove

By Marie Morreale | null null , null
Miranda Cosgrove (Carly) of the hit show <i>iCarly</i>. (Photo: Lisa Rose/Nickelodeon)
Miranda Cosgrove (Carly) of the hit show iCarly. (Photo: Lisa Rose/Nickelodeon)

Q: Tell us about your character, Carly, and how you relate to her.
Miranda: She’s really collected and she knows what to do when a problem comes up. She’s really into her family and friends, and I’m like that too. But I’m not that much like her because she always knows what to do when there’s a problem and I go crazy when faced with a problem!

Q: Are you on the Internet a lot, like Carly?
Miranda: Yeah, I’m on the Web a lot. I like to play games online. Sometimes I play Sims.

Q: How does Carly compare to your Drake & Josh character, Megan?
Miranda: Megan was really fun. She was always mischievous and I got to do crazy things with paintball shooters and stuff. Carly’s more of a normal person. Megan was so mischievous and evil! It was really fun to play Megan. But now I get to play more of a real person. Carly deals with real problems. I really like that about her.

Q: Have you and all your costars become friends?
Miranda: We became friends as soon as we first met each other. I feel like I’ve known them forever. We see movies and hang out together. It’s really fun.

In the show Freddy has a crush on Carly, but she doesn’t reciprocate.
Miranda: We always crack up about that because every week he has to do some insane thing where he has to say that he loves me.

Have you ever had someone have an intense crush on you like that in real life?
Miranda: I haven’t had anyone like Freddy following me around, confessing his undying love! I’ve never had that in real life.

Q: Do you stay in touch with Drake and Josh?
Miranda: Yeah. I talk to them all the time. They’ve both visited the set. I think they were talking about directing an episode.

Q: Might we see them in an episode?
Miranda: Maybe. That would be awesome. We were talking about having them do a cameo or something. I don’t know if it will end up happening. Drake walked into a scene one day. It was really funny. He just showed up and for fun, I was supposed to go to a door and open it and he was there. I was freaking out. I was really shocked.

Q: Did you learn how to ride for your upcoming movie, Wild Stallion?
Miranda: I had actually been riding horses for a while at that point. I don’t think they knew I’d been riding horses, but I ended up doing it and it was really fun. We did it in Utah and it was really pretty there. We got to race and do all this cool stuff.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Miranda: I like to go to the movies. I play tennis. I ride horseback sometimes with my friend in Burbank at the Equestrian Center. And I got into fencing a while ago so sometimes I do that. It’s really hard though. People think it’s easy, like in Pirates of the Caribbean, but it’s super hard. The instructor that did a lot of stuff on Pirates of the Caribbean is actually at the fencing place I go to and he talks about it all the time.

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