Janet McCurdy gets emotional as she discusses forgiving her mother in red

Janet McCurdy says she was “absorbed” at iCarly

Janet McCurdy Red took to the table.

its author I’m glad my mother diedwhich details Janet’s years of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her late mother, explains how she managed to move forward in this sneak peek of the Sept. 7 premiere. Facebook Watch’s Red table talk.

When a 27-year-old fan named Nicole asked Janet, “Have you ever been able to forgive your mother for the behavior and the problems it caused?” Red table talk co-host Jada Pinkett Smith The answer is, “That’s a good question.”

A visibly teary-eyed Janet started to answer, but stopped, saying, “Oh god I’m getting emotional, I can feel it already.”

After taking a moment to compose herself, Janet explained why the topic held such depth for her.

“I worked on forgiveness for a really long time,” Janet explained. “My therapist said to me one day, ‘What if you don’t have to work on forgiveness?’ And I cried. I knew this was what I needed to hear because I was still trying to find ways to honor my mother.”

The iCarly And Sam and the cat The star Ken addressed the idea of ​​forgiving his mother Debbie, who Died of cancer in 2013was so complicated.

“I was still trying to live for him,” Janet explained. “I was still trying to find a way to make it mean something because it was, because it was her. It was very emotional,

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