Miranda Cosgrove on Reuniting With Josh Peck and Stars Recreating Her Viral Curse (Exclusive)

Cosgrove spoke about their reunion ahead of the return of Paramount+'s 'iCarly' reboot.

iCarly is returning to Paramount+ for a second season, and this time, with a little Drake & Josh action too. ET's Will Marfuggi spoke to Miranda Cosgrove about the rebooted series and her reunion with Josh Peck.

"It felt great to get such positive feedback from the first season, because we were all really nervous the day it came out. We were still filming the end of the first season, and we were all just sunset set like, 'Are people going to like this or what's going to happen?,'" Cosgrove said of the reboot, which hit the streamer last year. "So, yeah, it's awesome. We really made the show for the original fans. and it's just nice that those people grew up with us, and that they still like the show today. It's really cool."

It's a sentiment fans of the original Nickelodeon series can relate to, as both the fans, and Cosgrove, experience the rebooted classic in a new way.

"Sometimes I'll be out, and people will come up and say, 'You were in my childhood because I watched the show when I was little,' and people really do feel like they grew up alongside us," the Kids' Choice Awards host shared. "And it's also just crazy because I grew up on the iCarly set. I started when I was 13 and we finished the show when I was 20, the original run. So, it's just so weird to be there as the full adult now, and just kind of get to experience it in a new way."

The original series, which centered around Carly's hit web series, has continued to put the internet at its core in the reboot, touching on memes, social media influencers and TikTok.

"We did this episode this season that really fun that was all about kind of like an influencer fight club," Cosgrove explained. "And I thought that was a really, really fun episode. I can't wait for everyone to see it."

"But it's just fun because it's about how all the nice influencers have to handle some of the pent-up anger from mean comments and dealing with being on the internet and being judged," she continued.

The new season, consisting of 10 episodes, picks up after the events of the finale with Carly (Cosgrove) refocusing her attention on her friends and family after being at the center of a love triangle between her ex, Beau, and current boyfriend, Wes, all while working to boost her revived web channel.

Meanwhile, Spencer (Jerry Trainor) and Harper (Laci Mosley) navigate new personal and professional developments, while Freddie (Nathan Kress) balances raising Millicent (Jaidyn Tripplett) with a new app and girlfriend. 

As for Peck's highly anticipated cameo? He plays Carly's manager.

"It was so much fun getting to work with Josh again," Cosgrove gushed. "When I first met him, I was eight years old, and it was for the last audition for the show Drake & Josh, that I was on when I was little."

"He's just been such a big part of my life ever since I was a kid, so to get to grow up and have him play Carly's manager on iCarly and be in multiple episodes this season, it just kind of felt like a full circle moment," the 28-year-old actress added.

Much like Carly, Cosgrove has experienced how a little moment can go viral. While appearing on Whitney Cumming's podcast, Good for You, Cosgrove shared her favorite curse word, and the cute moment quickly took over TikTok, with Peck, Lizzo, Joe Jonas and more impersonating the actress.

"I definitely didn't expect that. I love Whitney. She's really funny, and when I went on her podcast, I was kind of... I'm just not edgy at all. I don't have anything edgy about me," she explained. "I never have. And I was kind of nervous to go on the podcast, and it's so funny because the thing that went viral is probably the wildest thing I said in the whole podcast."

"And I was trying to be cool with her, and it turned into this whole TikTok trend," Cosgrove continued of the viral moment.

While there are some true bangers in the mix, including an R&B song, Peck's poke at her viral moment has to be Cosgrove's favorite.

"Well, I'd have to probably go with Josh just because he is my friend and it cracked me up that he did it, but I love them all. Joe Jonas is great," Cosgrove said.

See more in the video below, and catch iCarly when it returns April 8 on Paramount+. 

The series will be available to stream on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Nordic.