The ‘Boy Meets World’ couple discuss the challenges of reprising their iconic roles, and which beloved characters they’d like to have on the spin-off.
With Boy Meets World nostalgia now hotter than ever — Disney Channel’s spin-off, Girl Meets World, films its pilot this month — Entertainment Weekly sat down with stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel to find out what’s next for the TV couple that defined a generation. (Warning: You’re about to read many beautiful statements about love and friendship.)
Though Danielle, 31, admits she was nervous to step back into Topanga’s shoes after 13 years, Ben was quickly able to calm her nerves.
“The minute Ben started speaking, and he was Cory, I was instantly Topanga, and we were right there together as a team as husband and wife, and it was like visiting an old friend that you haven’t seen in a long time,” she told the mag.
And as if more fuel needed to be added to the fire, Ben brought up the possibility of several characters — including Shawn (Rider Strong) and Eric (Will Friedle) — making guest appearances.
“I think at least initially we’re going to concentrate on developing [Rowan Blanchard's] character and our family, and of course, everyone would love to see Uncle Shawn or Uncle Eric or some of the other characters,” Ben said. “Nothing would make me happier than to see them as part of the show.”
More Beautiful Quotes From Ben Savage & Danielle Fishel:
“There is definitely a part of me that feels like Ben will always be my first husband.” — Danielle
“Danielle’s the best. She’s the best co-pilot you could ask for. She’s a sweetheart.” — Ben
“We know each other so incredibly well and we love each other and it’s just the best.” — Danielle
“I think Cory and Topanga are just a nice reminder that that kind of love is out there and you just have to be steadfast in finding it and when you have it you can never let it go.” — Danielle
Once you’re done crying, drop a comment with your thoughts on the Boy Meets World spin-off. Will you tune in, even though you’re probably way too old to be watching Disney Channel? Which classic BMW characters would you like to return? Go on, start commenting!
— Andy Swift
More Girl Meets World coverage on HollywoodLife.com:
- ‘Girl Meets World’: There’s A ‘Strong Chance’ Old Characters Will Return
- ‘Girl Meets World’ Casts Sabrina Carpenter As Riley’s Best Friend Maya
- ‘Girl Meets World’: Rowan Blanchard Cast As Cory & Topanga’s Daughter