Boy meets the world star Danielle Fishel reveals she was once secretly in love with an unexpected co-star. These days, the iconic teen sitcom is often remembered for the romance between Laurence Fishel’s Topanga and Corey Matthews (Ben Savage). However, at its core, the main dynamic of the series has often been defined by Corey and Topanga’s interactions with Corey’s mischievous and sweet best friend Sean Hunter (Ryder Strong).
While most of the shows haven’t explored the relationship between the girl and the best friend in too much detail, except for a few episodes here and there, Boy meets the world built a friendship between Topanga and Sean separate from their shared bond with Corey. Although they occasionally quarreled over Corey’s affections, a dynamic that has grown into a Disney Channel spin-off. Girl meets the world – they themselves created a connection. The writers sometimes resorted to this for comedic effect, such as when Topanga and Sean kissed for a commercial and caused Corey a lot of discomfort. It turns out that there was some truth behind the scenes in this connection. Boy meets the world.
In a rewatch podcast episode Pod meets the worlda fan asked hosts Fishel, Strong, and Will Friedl, who played Eric Matthews, if there were any Boy meets the world the actors were in love with each other while the sitcom ran from 1993 to 2000. Fishel replied that she was in love with Strong, which caused Strong to react in disbelief. “It is not trueStrong said.You never told me thatWhile the hosts joked about Fischel keeping the secret for about 30 years, Fischel sincerely explained why she felt that way. PEOPLEbelow.
– I’ll go first. I was in love with Ryder [Strong] … This is too true. I think it started maybe later in the first season and definitely in the second season. That’s exactly what I did. I was in love with Ryder. I don’t know – he was so smart. You know one of my favorite things about Ryder, and it still holds true today: Ryder is very eccentric. He will tell you about his feelings, and he is very free in his compliments, but he does not throw them away willy-nilly. When Ryder compliments you, it’s thoughtful, it makes sense, and you can tell… it’s coming from a very real place.”
The confession may be reminiscent of Jennifer Aniston’s confession that she was in love with Friends co-star David Schwimmer. However, while the two certainly played the iconic couple Ross and Rachel, Fishel previously told the story of how she felt nothing romantic about Savage despite their sweet on-screen chemistry. Boy meets the world. According to her, Fishel went on a date with Savage just to see if there was an off-screen spark, and they both agreed there wasn’t. Corey and Topanga could be Boy meets the worldthe strongest couple that did not extend to Fishel and Savage’s off-screen dynamic, allowing her to fall in love with Strong instead.
And yet, although art did not quite imitate life in the case Boy meets the worldFishel’s memories show how much the actors enjoyed working with each other, and that love still shines through today. If anything, Fishel’s revelation will add a new layer to Topanga and Sean’s on-screen moments throughout the series. At the same time, it will also definitely revive the segment Boy meets the world viewers who argued that Topanga could have been a better fit for Sean from the start and should have shared more scenes with him.
Source: Pod Meets World (via PEOPLE)