Miranda Cosgrove Recalls Her First Kisses with James Maslow and Nathan Kress on iCarly.
Miranda Cosgrove discusses her experience on the original series having to kiss costar Nathan Kress and fellow Nickelodeon alum James Maslow.
Years after her first kisses while working on iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove still laughs when she recalls the once "awkward" moments.
In the Paramount+ iCarly reunion special, Cosgrove discusses some of the kissing scenes she filmed on the original series with actor James Maslow and costar Nathan Kress.
"From that time period, I have two amusing memories," the 28-year-old begins. "My first kiss in my entire life occurred with James Maslow during the episode in which he was in a hospital bed and I was forced to kiss him while he was unconscious."
She goes on, "My second kiss in my entire life occurred on the set with [my costar] Nathan. Nathan was on set that day with a girlfriend or a girl he liked, watching us kiss."
Due to the presence of Kress' off-screen love interest on set that day, Cosgrove describes it as "so awkward!"
Cosgrove played Carly Shay for six seasons on Nickelodeon's iCarly, which aired from 2007 to 2012. The popular children's show followed Carly Shay as she navigated the ups and downs of internet celebrity while collaborating with her friends to make her namesake internet show a success.
Along with Cosgrove, the show starred Kress (Freddie Benson), Jennette McCurdy (Sam Puckett), Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay), and Noah Munck (Spencer Shay) (Gibby).
In December, it was announced that a revival series of iCarly was in development for ViacomCBS' Paramount+ streaming service, with Cosgrove, Kress, and Trainor, 44, all set to return.
McCurdy, who announced her retirement from acting earlier this year, will not appear in the revival. Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett are newcomers to the show. Mosley, 29, will take on the role of Carly's new best friend, Harper, in the absence of McCurdy.
Cosgrove recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly how the new show intends to address McCurdy's character's whereabouts.
"We touch on a lot of different aspects of Sam's relationship and where Sam is in the pilot episode," Cosgrove explained. "And then we make a passing reference to her throughout the season, so we'll definitely address that on the show."
The iCarly Reunion will stream on Paramount+ on Friday and will air on Nick at Nite on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. The revival of iCarly will premiere on the streaming service on June 17.