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Elizabeth Gillies has established herself as an accomplished young woman and she has not even reached the age of 18.

She starred in a Broadway play “13” as Lucy in 2008. She has her own TV series on Nickelodeon called “Victorious”and now she is joining forced with the cast of “iCarly” for their joing up coming movie, “iCarly: iParty with Victorious.”

Gillies plays Jade, a very jealous girl that is the queen bee of Hollywood Art on the show “Victorious.” She has a bit of an anger problem and will do anything to keep the main character, Tori, out of her hair, but you have no choice but to love the temper tantrums.

For the upcoming summer series “iCarly: iParty with Victorious,” Gillies is a part of the quest to catch main character, Tori’s cheating boyfriend in the act while dating Carly. Talk about drama!

We caught up with Gillies to talk about her love for fashion, food, tattoos and of course, iCarly.

When you’re in NYC, what are some of your favorite places to go?

Well I’m always in the theater district usually, because I did a show over there, I did “13” a couple of years ago, so I am very familiar with the area; it’s like my roots. But I love going to Soho, I love shopping down there, I love

the Village, definitely the Village … I’m a big fan.


When you’re in NYC, what are some of the things that you like to buy and wear?

I just go into whatever store interests me. I like finding little hidden stores and little hidden boutiques or cool jewelry shops. I’m big on jewelry right now; I love rings and bracelets. Down in the Village, they have really cool stores, with hand made jewelry and I just love that.

Your character Jade rules Hollywood Arts High and is really jealous, are you a jealous person in real life?

I get this question a lot, I think Jade is definitely a little more open with her jealousy. If I were that jealous, I would not let on to it that much, I would not let everyone know how jealous I was. I’m not too jealous at all, I guess if there’s something blatant going on, like if my boyfriend is literally cheating on me I’d get a little jealous, a little antsy. But no, I’m pretty good, you just have to trust the person you’re with.

When you’re with someone in a relationship, how would a person build trust?

Just being open and honest. I think one lie leads to another and there’s nothing worse than that. Once you lose the honesty in a relationship, I mean, I think you don’t have a relationship at all.

How was it working with the cast of “iCarly”?

It was wonderful. It was so great to get to be around them that long. I knew them a little bit, but working with them for such a long period of time and in such close quarters, we really bonded and it was wonderful. There all crazy and fun and we all get along great.


“iCarly” did one of its biggest stunts they’ve ever done, where a guy jumps into a hot tub, while you were in it. How was it sitting there for that scene?

It was so scary … I was really terrified, because it was a really tight jump that he had to make. I believe the guy was 6 ft and he had maybe a foot in room to waiver his jump. It was just very scary because we were all in there and we didn’t want to get hit and hoped he wasn’t going to get hit. It was an 11 ft jump off a very steep ledge and it was right into the pool. We were so scared. The terror you see in our faces in the episode, that was completely natural. We were freaking out.

What’s the most interesting scenario that you have been a part of on the show?

We filmed this episode, it was crazy but I can’t give too much away. It’s a big one and it was so much fun, it was the most bizarre experience that we all ever had on Victorious. Its just because the storyline and the premise and the location that we were pretending we were in, you’ll know what I’m talking about when it comes out, but it was wild. It was this big episode that will be out at some point. It was just crazy and I know I can’t really give anything away and that’s probably nothing, but it was wild. 

If you had to go on a long walk with one cast member from “Victorious,” who would it be and why?

Gosh, it’s so hard …I don’t know. I’ve gone on like 3,000 with everyone, I guess it depends on what kind of mood I’m in, because they’re such different people. Every walk would be different you know, a walk with Ariana would just be us talking forever. A walk with Adam would probably be us having a very deep conversation. A walk with Mat would be like laughs and craziness so I don’t know. Every walk would be very different. Oh God, maybe a walk with … gosh … I’d say I’d take a walk with Victoria because she’s always so busy and I haven’t had enough time to hang out with her. So I’d say Victoria.


Any plans for your birthday?

I do! I’m going to be 18, I’m so excited.

That’s a big birthday.

It is a big birthday I know, I have to do something special I don’t know what it’s going to be. I’ll have to do all the things you can do when your 18, I’ll go buy a puppy. You can get your monkey license I found out when you’re 18, which I thought was kind of weird. You can get, I don’t know what else, you can get a tattoo. I don’t know.

Do you plan on getting any ink when your turn 18?

Haha, you know, no. I know it’s like the hot trend now; Beiber’s got tattoos, everyone’s got tattoos now. Even the little kiddies, but no, I don’t think so. I always kind of wanted one, but I’ll never get one because (of) my personality. My wants change every single day so I can’t, I wouldn’t be able to be happy with a tattoo for that long. It’s something permanent, you know, I would want to change it everyday. I’m too indecisive to do that. I like tattoos on (other) people, I think they’re really cool.


Who had the best tattoo that you’ve seen?

I would have to give it to Even Drocherio, with the huge tattoo going across his chest. He just got that, so that’s a good one. It’s buy the ticket take the ride and he really lives by it. I was a like a mom when he first got it. I was screaming at him but now I see that he really likes it  looks  cool.

You’re very active on Twitter, is it for leisure or for promotion?

I use it for promotion and then I use it for fun. I try not to tweet too much, I’m a really sporadic tweeter. I will tweet nonstop for like 3 days and then I won’t for a month. I don’t make it priority at all, if I feel like doing it, I do it and if not then I don’t care. I don’t make it so much a job, it’s great for promotion and I use it a lot for that. I use it mostly for that, but I definitely use it for fun sometimes and tweet pictures, I love doing that.

What is your favorite food?

The food I eat the most, is probably steamed, plain, white rice. I know its really really really boring but that’s honestly the food I eat the most. No, I like cucumber avocado rolls…I love that.

If you can do something drastic to you hair, what would you do?

I definitely had black this year, that was pretty drastic, but if I can do something really drastic I would probably cut it a lot shorter and I would make it like Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City” or Steven Tyler and have all highlights and make it blond. And I’d look hideous because I’m so pale but that’s something that I would do.

In five years where will you be as an actress?

Hopefully, after “Victorious” has lived a long and beautiful life, I would like to go into movies. And I’d like to have a very successful movie career. Ultimately I’d love to win an Oscar, that’s my big goal in life, so that’s what I’m going for.