Avan Jogia Explains Why He Doesn't Reflect Upon His Early Career Nickelodeon Days 'Fondly'

Avan Jogia is getting candid about the bittersweet experience of child stardom. The Victorious alum, 30, admitted he tries "not to think about that

time too much" as he reflected on working for Nickelodeon at the beginning of his career during a recent interview with Teen Vogue about his feature directorial debut in Door

Mouse. "It's hard to know what you're signing up for and how it's gonna shape you and the world around you and how it's gonna shape how people interact with you. It's gonna

shape what you mean to people," he explained. RELATED: Former Victorious Star Daniella Monet Calls Out Nickelodeon, Claims They 'Sexualized' Young Actors "As far as

my career, I try not to think about that time too much. I have always tried to focus on the work itself," Jogia said, adding: "That keeps me on track." He also opened up

about feeling a sense of responsibility to fans in not tarnishing their memories of the show: "I mean, I don't look back on [Nickelodeon] fondly. But I do think it's interesting

to see just what it means to people. It's touching, but also it's out of your control.' "I feel like I represent sadness for people because they can sort of look at me

and be like, 'Oh, right. I remember when I used to be young and things weren't so complicated.' It's like, I represent an uncomplicated time. Sometimes I think that I have a

strong desire to keep that image safe for them," Jogia said. RELATED: Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice & Victorious Cast Have Virtual Reunion for Show's 10-Year

Anniversary