Ariana Grande Says She Is ‘Reprocessing’ Her Time as a Child Star on ‘Victorious’

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Ariana Grande, is speaking about her time on “Victorious” while on the “Podcrushed” podcast, hosted by Penn Badgley, her former co-star from the music video “The Boy Is Mine.” The conversation offered insights into Grande’s journey from child stardom to global acclaim, with a particular focus on her formative years as a young performer on the Nickelodeon series “Victorious.”

Grande catapulted to fame as a teenager through her role on “Victorious,” which aired for four seasons between 2010 and 2013. Reflecting on her audition experience alongside Liz Gillies, Grande reminisced, “We were young performers who just wanted to do this with our lives more than anything, and we got to and that was so beautiful.” She fondly recalled the cherished memories and the privilege of being part of a show that resonated deeply with young audiences.

However, Grande acknowledged that her perspective on her time on “Victorious” has evolved over the years.

“I’m reprocessing [my] relationship to it a little bit now, if that makes sense,” she confessed. This introspection comes amid broader conversations about the treatment of child actors in the entertainment industry, a topic that Grande addressed with a blend of empathy and concern.

Expressing her distress over the revelations from former child actors, Grande emphasized the need for a safer environment for young performers.

“I think the environment needs to be made safer if kids are going to be acting, and I think there should be therapists,” she advocated.


Grande underscored the importance of parental involvement and comprehensive support systems to navigate the challenges of fame, especially at a young age.

Grande’s sentiments were echoed by her reflections on the creative process and the impact of her character on “Victorious.” She spoke of the profound connection she shared with her co-star Liz Gillies and the immersive experience of portraying their respective roles. “Liz and I got to fall in love with these characters that we created,” she remarked, highlighting the transformative journey of character immersion.

While Grande refrained from direct commentary on recent controversies surrounding “Victorious” creator Dan Schneider or the “Quiet on Set” documentary, she acknowledged a discomfort in revisiting certain content from the show. “I think it just all happened so quickly and now looking back on some of the clips I’m like, ‘Damn, really? Oh shit’,” she admitted, hinting at a retrospective unease with certain aspects of the show’s humor.

Grande has been a notable star that many have been hoping to hear from in the latest of the allegations from “Quiet on Set.”

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