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The Real Reason Why Hollywood Stopped Casting Miranda Cosgrove


Miranda Cosgrove first found fame at 10 years
old with her film debut as Summer Hathaway in 2003’s School of Rock. The following year, she scored her iconic
role as scheming younger sister Megan Parker on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, before landing
a starring role on the network’s iCarly in 2007. After branching out into the music biz with
her 2010 hit “Kissin’ U,” the actress-turned-singer successfully returned to film, voicing Margo
in Despicable Me. As she said goodbye to her alter-ego, Carly
Shay, in 2012, Cosgrove was on top of the world. She even went on to advocate for marine-life
conservation with the Oceana organization, even taking it all the way to Capitol Hill. So, why has she been so quiet lately? Here’s why Hollywood stopped casting Miranda
Cosgrove. Some musical missteps While she enjoyed a few minor hits, Cosgrove’s
music career failed to reach the same explosive level of Disney Channel counterparts Miley
Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez. Her most successful singles were undoubtedly
2009’s “About You Now”, which reached number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Kissin’
U,” which peaked at number 54. Her 2010 freshman album, Sparks Fly, debuted
at number 8 on the Billboard 200, but Cosgrove’s last single, “Dancing Crazy,” barely cracked
the Hot 100 in 2011 before falling off the chart. A tragic incident The slow-burn momentum of Cosgrove’s music
career was dramatically cut short following an August 2011 tour bus crash that ended her
Dancing Crazy Summer Tour in North America. “Miranda Cosgrove of Nickelodeon’s iCarly
fame, was injured on her summer tour bus during an accident early Thursday morning.” According to a statement released by her publicist,
the then 18-year-old Cosgrove broke her ankle when the bus she was riding in, hit a parked
semi truck. Following her doctor’s orders, Billboard reported
the singer was then forced to cancel her 25 remaining tour dates. Two years after the accident, Cosgrove and
her mother sued her former tour bus driver, the semi truck driver, and both transportation
companies for unspecified damages resulting from the accident. According to TMZ, Cosgrove alleged the accident
had left both she and her mother, “… disfigured and disabled [and they] lost
their normal lives.” TMZ reported that Cosgrove claimed as much
as $2.5 million in lost ticket sales and promotions, as well as suffering from a, quote, “virtual
career collapse.” Hitting the books After iCarly wrapped in 2012, Cosgrove took
a break from Hollywood to study film at the University of Southern California. “I really like all the classes and just the
whole thing, cuz I did homeschooling since 5th grade, so it’s pretty different for me” The actress later told Bustle, “It was always important to me. I still wanted to be able to go to college. […] I’m slowly trudging along until I finish.” In 2017, Cosgrove shed a bit more light on
her pivot away from Hollywood when she admitted on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan that she had switched
majors. “I understand you’re studying film at USC.” “I was studying film, and now I switched to
psychology.” Of course that doesn’t mean that Cosgrove
is giving up the entertainment biz entirely, but it clearly indicates that she has interests
outside the industry. Post-Nickelodeon flops The transition from child star to grown-up
actress has not been easy for Cosgrove, as her post-Nick projects continue to flop. NBC’s 2013 pilot for Girlfriend in a Coma
never got picked up after lead Christina Ricci exited the project following a table read. Then, 2017’s single-camera workplace comedy
Spaced Out was cut by NBC during its final round of picks. Finally, in 2015, Cosgrove scored a TV gig
that was actually picked up to series: NBC’s Crowded. “Hello all!” “Forgive the surprise.” “Shay what are you doing here?” “I’m moving back home.” “What?” “But I told you I was coming here today to
move back home.” “What?” But unfortunately, the series’ formulaic and
dated content attracted poor reviews and low ratings, and the freshman sitcom was canceled
after just one season. Meanwhile, on the big screen, Despicable Me
has turned into a successful franchise, but Cosgrove’s other film efforts haven’t fared
nearly as well. “Is it weird doing animation like sitting
in a booth all day and not really acting with other people…” “It’s a little weird. You can wear pajamas if you want to. Pretty much every time I go in I wear sweats.” The 2015 horror flick The Intruders went straight
to DVD and earned just 21 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Georgia Straight film critic Steve Newton
noted, “Unfortunately, the iCarly star’s photogenic
qualities far outweigh her acting chops here.” “Well, I should probably…” “Absolutely. Rosey-Rose…sorry again for the intrusion” Turning it around While the Despicable Me franchise is a nice
safety net for Cosgrove to fall back on, she doesn’t seem to be moving out of her acting
comfort zone just yet. According to IMDb, Cosgrove has just one project
slated for 2018, a network sitcom called History of Them, where she’ll play the show’s narrator. That sounds to us like it’s either another
“safe bet” sitcom attempt, or maybe just something that won’t cut into her study time, but still
keeps her in the game. “If you weren’t an actor or musician, what
would you be?” “I love to draw. Maybe I’d try to be an artist.” While Cosgrove seems to be in a holding pattern
career-wise, we’re confident that when she’s ready, she’ll be able to re-capture the energy
of her earlier, multi-faceted attempts at showbiz.

100 Comments

  1. Rozzete telic Author

    I honestly HATE people who film these types of videos. You guys think you know everything about some other stars, When you Don't. You don't know the real story so just stop these videos. You're a fricking bozo. You have no right to just assume. I can't believe YouTube let you post this dumb assumption.

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  2. fdllicks Author

    how do you drive a bus right into a parked truck????? Proffessional driver?????? Moron is more like it. Was he texting??? I hope she got a lot of money in the lawsuit.

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  3. TheHuskyK9 Author

    So basically, she refused to show some more skin and sellout for money and instead went back to college, got her degree and is actually an intelligent woman. That's why Hollywood doesn't want her.

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  4. bicthboi Author

    I love her and I rather have her fade out of light and live a normal life then go the route of other Disney kid stars

    cough ma'am cyrus

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  5. Andrew Lawlor Author

    This is some of the shittiest content on the internet none of the reasons provided actually explain why Hollywood isn't casting Miranda Cosgrove some of them are ludicrously stupid attempts at creating content

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  6. Bianca Isabel Author

    omg her song about you now brings so much nostalgia I remember hearing it on the radio when I was like 5 & have been searching for it she sounds like Kesha in her other song kissin u

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  7. David Adventure234 Author

    Miranda doesn't seem like she was meant to sing, she was more meant to act.

    The singing is for the cast of Victorious.

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  8. Terrance Jackson Author

    Miranda: Slows down in the entertainment industry to pursue education

    Switches from majoring in film to physiology

    MaYbE sHe WaNtS a NoRmAl LiFe

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  9. T.M. Will Author

    I know you're tired of making these videos for a bunch of idiots to comment that the failed actor didn't sell their soul. No, nobody is checking for their work lol.

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  10. Wade nobise Author

    When I was like 7 or 8 year old I used to like that girl Soo much she's Soo pretty and really nice and very polite I pretend at the time that she was my girlfriend even if I was still single it was kinda funny at the time I was Soo opsessed with Miranda Cosgrove because she looks so pretty and nice but it was on TV Soo I'm single it but was hilarious that the time I still love her shows shes such a great girl I love her she did a great job on those shows ☺️☺️☺️

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  11. EJ Author

    Hmm… Playing safe is one way to put it, but seems to me she's just figuring out what she actually wants in life. First she thought film, obviously bc she's an actress. Then she switched to Psychology. Then when asked what she would be if not an actress, she said artist. Totally unrelated to Psychology. She's young, and having your career partially decided on such a young age, no wonder why she's struggling to figure things out. I hope she finds her niche. She seems like a pretty grounded person.

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  12. Jessi G Author

    I would also make bank and then quit celebrity life is not what it seems it gets lonely they can’t trust no one (they want their fame and money) plus extreme drug and alcohol abuse I’m glad she’s finding a new passion

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  13. musiciangal02453 Author

    Miranda Cosgrove I think quit acting! iCarly got cancelled and we haven't heard from her since because she wanted to go to college.

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  14. Winston Bonbeck Author

    I HATE This kind of videos you just hating on a person who has’nt sold her/his soul but still has Done more than this whole company

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