After Between used to be now not renewed for a 3rd season, McCurdy determined to take a smash from appearing and concentrate on different tasks. Whilst a number of critics equivalent to Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Instances stated McCurdy as ″probably the most few forged contributors who can act,″ her web page states that she felt ashamed of many tasks she acted in. “I by no means were given the danger to be forged in a undertaking I used to be proud to be a part of,” McCurdy instructed THR in 2018. “Now I’ve a greater likelihood of constructing issues I am happy with than getting forged in issues I am happy with.”
Assembling an all-female staff, McCurdy wrote and directed the quick movie Kenny, which used to be impressed by means of her mom’s loss of life and premiered at the Wanting the Week, a YouTube channel that showcases shorts from all over the world, in 2018. Different brief movies that McCurdy wrote and directed come with The McCurdys, which is in response to her adolescence, and Robust Impartial Ladies, which covers consuming issues.
McCurdy additionally began a podcast in 2020 referred to as Empty Inside of the place she talks about many private problems equivalent to degree folks, rejection, courting. The visitors she brings on to talk about those subjects with come with American Idol contestant David Archuleta, filmmaker Zane Rubin, and comic Taylor Tomlinson. McCurdy would possibly not act as a lot, however she continues to be doing what makes her satisfied.