Josh Peck is proud of his fellow Nickelodeon alum pal, Jeanette McCurdy, for penning her book, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.”
“I think she is incredibly brave to tell her story and to be as honest as she is,” the “Drake & Josh” star told Page Six in a recent interview.
“I think one of her great talents is her wit and how thoughtful she is and as soon as I was able to pick up the book I did because I really wanted to see the way she told her story.”
The “iCarly” star’s recently released memoir — as its title suggests — delves into the complicated relationship she had with her mother, who controlled her every move and forced her daughter to become a child actor. McCurdy’s mother died of cancer in 2013 when the “Sam & Cat” star was 21.
Last week, Peck posted a sweet snap of himself on Instagram, hugging McCurdy and captioning it: “My friend Jennette wrote a book and it’s out today. She’s brave, funny, and thoughtful in ways few are. Get it today!”
The actor, 35, can currently be seen as a Rabbi guiding a boy through his bar-mitzvah in the movie “13: The Musical.” The musical which also stars Debra Messing and Rhea Perlman is an adaptation of a successful Broadway show.
Peck’s own bar-mitzvah was fitting for someone who started performing stand-up at 10 years old at Caroline’s on Broadway.
“My bar-mitzvah involved me performing for no less than 45 minutes doing a medley of songs, a duet with my mother, and stand-up comedy, so I think it’s no surprise why I’m still in therapy till this day,” he said with a laugh.