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Miranda Cosgrove on Michelle Obama's 'iCarly' Cameo: 'She Was So Nervous!'
Miranda Cosgrove and the cast of Nickelodeon's iCarly had the experience of a lifetime when they got the chance to share the small screen with First Lady Michelle Obama.
On Jan. 16, Mrs. Obama brings her star power to the teen comedy to promote her message of support for the nation's military families. The lead character, Carly (played by Miranda), is the daughter of a Colonel currently serving overseas in the military.
Cosgrove, 20, talked to Parade.com about what it was like having the First Lady on set. She also dished on two of the show's biggest fans: Sasha and Malia Obama.
On Michelle Obama's iCarly cameo.
"Everyone on set was just really thrilled to get to have her on the show. We had Secret Service on set a week before she came because they had to come and check out the area. We went through a lot of different rules and learned a lot about what her life is like. It was really interesting. It was one of those things you never forget."
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On having the Obama girls as fans.
"It's really exciting. I met her daughters before and they're really nice. It's crazy that they watch the show! I was really excited to hear that."
On the message of support to military kids.
"My character Carly's dad is in the military and we heard that Mrs. Obama wanted to come on and talk about how important it is to talk to military kids and tell them how amazing their parents are and how important it is what they do."
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On the First Lady's acting chops.
"It was her first time acting, so it was funny because we were all so nervous to meet her and she was so nervous because she said it was her first time ever memorizing lines like that and being on a TV show. But she was really good. She went over her lines and she had them all down really well.
"We also got to random dance with her, which is something we do on the show a lot. I never thought we'd be dancing with the First Lady, so that was pretty cool!"
On her hopes for future famous guest stars.
"I love Tina Fey and I love Kristen Wiig. I saw Bridesmaids four times in the theaters, so either of them would be awesome."
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On how the teen star stays grounded.
"I've lived in the same house all my life in L.A., which I think helps a lot. I live with my parents and my next-door neighbor is my best friend. After work, I get to come home to where I've always lived and be with my family and all of my favorite people. That's been really good. I'm probably going to go to college in the fall, so that's going to be exciting."