Plus, find out how Ben Savage helped her ‘instantly’ slip back into Topanga’s skin.
It’s almost happening, people. Former Boy Meets World stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are hard at work on the spin-off series, Girl Meets World, and Danielle says we might be getting our first look earlier than expected! “The hope and the plan is that we start filming at the beginning of next month,” Danielle tells OK! Magazine. “We’re all ready to see it. We’re ready to get started on it.”
“I don’t know what the plan is for when it might air, but fingers crossed!” she adds. “We’re still in the early stages of the pilot, but it’s going to be here before we know it.”
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“It’s been overwhelming a little bit, actually,” she admits. “What’s really cool about it is that I was their age when I started Boy Meets World. So I feel like I’m about to embark on a journey with them that’s exactly like my own, but now I get to do it from the perspective of being the wise adult, if you will. I’m excited to walk through that process.”
And while the cast and crew are having fun with rehearsals and auditions, Danielle admits they’re also working the kids “pretty hard.”
“We’ll have plenty of time for socializing,” she says. “But first, we want to make sure they’re really prepared for this.”
How Ben & Danielle Became Cory & Topanga Again
“I was nervous about it, actually” Danielle says of stepping back into Topanga’s shoes. “On the first day when we did the rehearsal, I was like, ‘Am I going to remember what this is?’ And then the minute Ben started talking, and he was Cory, I was instantly Topanga. We were instantly Cory and Topanga together.”
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— Andy Swift
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