When iCarly ended in 2012, he moved to a role in Sam and Catwhere he starred opposite Ariana Grande. It was a distressing experience for Jennette, who felt that Ariana received preferential treatment. According to Jennette, the pop star is often allowed to miss work, which should give Jennette more time on set. Sadly, Jennette was relieved when the show was canceled after just one season.
At this point, Jennette was tired of acting, consumed by the “failure and anger” that had accumulated since she began auditioning, at her mother’s insistence, at the age of six. However, Jennette’s mother did not allow her to stop acting, so she coped by drinking, taking drugs and debauchery.
Jennette shared that she didn’t know who else to turn to, so her struggles took place “in the sad silence of my own destruction,” adding that she didn’t know who else to turn to. “My mom was very clear,” he continued. “It’s something to be thankful for. It’s what we’ve been working for our whole lives.”