Williams & Hirakawa
With his role as Spencer, the wacky brother on iCarly, coming to an end during the show’s sixth and final season and a new starring role in Nick at Nite’s Wendell & Vinnie set to begin next year, it’s an interesting time to catch up with actor Jerry Trainor. (iCarly returns tonight with a much touted episode guest-starring Jimmy Fallon.) “It’s bittersweet that iCarly‘s ending. It was such a tight family. And I watched the kids grow up. I knew Miranda [Cosgrove] since Drake and Josh days. So, you know, when we shot the final episode it was hard to get through some of those scenes…. Lots of waterworks. All from me. I’m a big baby. Everybody else was like ‘Keep it together, old man.'”
He promises lots of cameos in this final season, including ones from Tina Fey, Emma Stone, and the Pawn Stars folk (those last ones in an episode directed by the Groundlings-trained Trainor). And while he won’t spill about the finale (only that it’s “very much a farewell and it is awesome”), he did tell us some other things we want to know. Such as…
EW: Do you scream in real-life as much as you do on iCarly?
] Yes. I do. It’s more for emphasis. But I try to keep it targeted. Like I’ll just be sitting here talking to you and go ‘NICE NECKLACE!’ Then you know… that’s a nice necklace.
Um, thank you. Were you always a yeller? I thought it might have been something engrained in you from your years on iCarly.
It’s definitely become second nature. But I was always what you’d call an amplified person.
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