TODAY | July 01, 2013
>>> it's hard to believe the little girl who played icarly on nickelodeon's long-running show is all grown up now. not only is miranda cosgrove a college student but she's still making movies.
>> she returns as margo in "despicable me 2." margo and her sisters try to sign dad up for a little online dating . take a look.
>> you need to choose a picture.
>> no. scary. weird. ah!
>> what is that?
>> good morning, girls. i have an announcement to make.
>> what celebrity do you look like?
>> bruce willis .
>> oh --
>> what are you doing?
>> we're signing you up for online dating .
>> oh, okay. what? no, no, no, no, no.
>> miranda is here with us. that first one made $500 million. i wondered if there would be another one.
>> yeah, it's pretty exciting they decided to make another. i just saw it for the first time recently in australia. they had the first premiere there.
>> it was a worldwide hit for sure.
>> doing your character, we saw that steve carell changes his voice a lot. did you have to do anything to enhance, change your voice to make it fit the character a bit more?
>> i'm younger, obviously, she's like 13 in the movie. i just tried to make my voice sound a little younger and then it's obviously not such a crazy voice like what steve carell does. i thought that would be fun to do a crazy voice like that.
>> you guys aren't together at all when you are doing this. you do your bit, he does his separately. is that a weird dynamic?
>> it is. with animation you're just by yourself in a little booth and when you see it for the first time it's kind of a surprise to everyone.
>> you have your director there. and the producers are all around. always done by committee. they ask you to do a line like ten times a different way and that kind of thing.
>> it's cool. they let you improv. do it this way three times and do whatever you want . have fun with it. so it's pretty cool.
>> how much of it ended up in the movie?
>> i felt like a lot of those ended up especially with the youngest little girl . she just says the cutest things all the time. everything she says is good.
>> so you are in college. how do you balance that all out with your workload and your school work ?
>> and frat parties and all your drinking and --
>> my son just graduated. it's a dangerous place.
>> not going to lie. it's really fun. i like college a lot. you need to go to football games and just having the whole college experience.
>> do you have an any anonymity or do all the kids say, oh, my god, it's you.
>> i didn't know a single person when i first started there. in many ways it helps me. people will come up and just introduce themselves or be nice. so in a way it helps.
>> what are you studying?
>> i want to major in film. so i'm taking a lot of film classes. i really want to do screenwriting. i love steve carell and kristen wiig in the movie.
>> it got one of the best schools for that in the whole world. what about your love life ? dating any football players?
>> i'm not dating any football players. if you know any --
>> actually, i have a 23-year-old one. but his girlfriend would kill me.
>> we wish you good luck with this movie.
>> thank you.
>> all the best.
>>> "despicable me 2" hits theaters july 3rd . and benjamin bratt , her co-star, he'll be here later in the week. he's got a great part.