On choosing acting over singing: ‘Although I love my music, I definitely [a favourite word] want to be challenged as an actress – I want to do intense roles that will put me in a whole different place.’
On being grateful: ‘I was so upset at losing my first TV job that I cried,’ she says. ‘I’m fully aware all this could be taken away from me in the blink of an eye, which is why I have the attitude of being grateful for every single day.’
On taking on adult roles: ‘I’m trying to make the transition into grown-up films, so I’m taking baby steps into more adult roles by moving from family to teen movies – and I’m very honoured and excited to be working with Nicole.’
On being a role model: ‘You know what? I think it’s made me a better person,’ she shoots back. ‘I always ask myself, “OK, what would my fans think of me if I made this decision to lash out or say something rude?” I would never, ever want them to be disappointed in me, because they are the reason I’m here. So I’m honestly just thankful that they’ve made me think about my decisions more. Because I’m a kid, I’m a teenager, so if something makes me mad, I wanna be like, “That pissed me off” or “I don’t like that”
Miranda Cosgrove chatted with Dallas News after her concert in Plano.
On iCarly: "We don't have an audience at all when we're on the set, We wait six months for the episode to come out before we really find out what people think."
On her Plano concert: "I performed my single on a stage outside of where they film the Kids' Choice Awards, but this was the first time I've ever performed five or six songs in a row.I had a great time. I've been rehearsing with the band for months."
On having help with her album: "All my friends are really involved.I recorded 30 songs. Then we narrowed it down to 12. I would try to lure them to my house with pizza, and then I would play them all of the songs. I made them listen to all the different versions of every song."
On college: "I want to go to NYU really bad,but my parents want me to stay in LA. I think I'm going to end up at USC. I was thinking about maybe going there for two years, then going to New York." I want to go to college. Then, I wouldn't mind being behind the camera."