Entertainment TV Miranda Cosgrove Recalls Having Her First Kisses on' iCarly' with James Maslow and Nathan Kress Miranda Cosgrove opens up about having to kiss costar Nathan Kress and fellow Nickelodeon alum James Maslow on the original series By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 10, 2021 03:31PM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Years after experiencing her first kisses while working on iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove still looks back on the once "awkward" moments and laughs. In PEOPLE's exclusive first look at the Paramount+ iCarly reunion special, Cosgrove opens up about some of the kissing scenes she filmed — with actor James Maslow and costar Nathan Kress — on the original series. "I have two funny memories [from that time]," the 28-year-old begins. "My first kiss I ever had in my whole life was with James Maslow in the episode where he was in a hospital bed, and I had to kiss him while he was unconscious." She continues, "My second kiss I ever had in my entire life was with [my costar] Nathan on the show. Nathan had, like, a girlfriend or a girl he liked there on set that day watching us kiss." WATCH: Miranda Cosgrove Returns to iCarly in Revival's New Opening Credits Because of Kress' off-screen love interest's presence on set that day, Cosgrove says, "it was so awkward!" Cosgrove starred as Carly Shay on Nickelodeon's iCarly over six seasons, which aired from 2007 to 2012. The popular children's program followed teenager Carly Shay as she navigated the ups and downs of internet stardom while working alongside her friends to make her namesake internet show a success. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Along with Cosgrove, iCarly also starred 28-year-old Kress (Freddie Benson), Jennette McCurdy (Sam Puckett), Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay) and Noah Munck (Gibby). It was announced in December that an iCarly revival series was in the works at ViacomCBS' Paramount+ streaming service, with Cosgrove, Kress and Trainor, 44, all returning. McCurdy, who confirmed earlier this year that she had quit acting, will not appear in the revival. Joining the new show are newcomers Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett. Mosley, 29, will serve as Carly's new best friend, Harper, amid McCurdy's absence. iCarly Revival's Official Trailer Sees Miranda Cosgrove's Character Navigating Life as Young Adult Speaking to Entertainment Weekly recently, Cosgrove revealed how the new show plans to tackle the whereabouts of McCurdy's character. "We touch a lot on the whole relationship with Sam and where Sam's at in the pilot episode," Cosgrove said. "And then we mention her a little bit throughout the season, so we'll definitely explain that on the show." The iCarly Reunion will stream Friday on Paramount+ and will air Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on Nick at Nite. The iCarly revival premieres June 17 on the streaming service.