Girl Meets World will forever be such a beloved show on Disney Channel, despite that it only ran for three seasons and fans had hoped to see more of Riley, Maya, Farkle, Lucas and the whole crew going down this road we called life. And even though it's no longer airing new episodes, that doesn't mean we stop finding out new hidden secrets about it.
Rowan Blanchard just recently opened up to The Edit about how she didn't even want to be on a Disney Channel show so yeah, there's a good chance we would've had an entirely different Riley Matthews. Can you even imagine it?
From actors who were originally supposed to play different characters, to how the overall cast was almost totally different, to scenes that were completely changed, there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes moments that went on that no one really knew about. Until now of course. It's always fun to find out new things about the shows you love the most, since you know, you want to be an expert and all thank. We're just here helping out the fandom, really.
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Check out the gallery below to uncover the most mind-blowing GMW true fans need to know!
Corey Fogelmnis played the role of Farkle Minkus and any OG Boy Meets World fan knows that Stuart Minkus was someone who went to school with Riley's parents, Cory and Topanga. But Farkle wasn't originally planned to be Stuart's son.
When Corey first started filming, he tweeted that his character's name was actually Shamus Farkle.
And in an interview, Corey explained he found out who his fictional dad really is halfway through the filming of season one.
Originally, there was an older Matthews child. Actor Teo Halm was cast as Riley's older brother, Elliot, but the show decided to go another route and didn't end up including the character in the series.
And Danielle Fishel, his short-lived TV mom, was sad to see him go too!
Rowan admitted she never really had any intention of ever being on a Disney Channel show, so she really almost wasn't Riley.
"My agent sent over Girl Meets World. I was like, 'I will not do Disney ever in my life.' I watched Disney, but I thought that if you wanted to be a serious film actress then you couldn’t be a Disney actress. Which is partially true – I do have to work harder to be taken seriously.," she said to The Edit.
Once she snagged the role though, she realized she now had such a great platform to do some amazing work.
"We started thinking about what it could be like if we made this show that was funny for kids, but was also teaching them something. Then, when I started discovering activism, I think it made the show that much better, because we were really getting into these topics, having conversations… If I didn’t like something I would talk to [the writers] about it. It was nice to feel heard and to be respected in a way that I didn’t necessarily feel on a lot of sets that I’d worked on previously," Rowan said.
Fans always look forward to seeing the cast get together once they wrap filming for the season to recreate their signature poses together. And M Magazine got the scoop from Sabrina about why they do this.
"I think the first year we finished and we just went outside and we were all like 'well we need to obviously take a picture,' and we took it in front of this wall. Like we didn't even mean to start anything," she said. "But then the next year we were like 'guys, why don’t we do it again?' because we have the same wall and then the third year too. It’s right outside of our studio so we just take it there every year and yeah it’s cool to see how we’ve all grown. I like that we did that. I like that we kept that tradition. Especially this year, we wanted to include the new cast members that were a part of our show a lot and it’s kind of cool to do that to see how it grows and changes and evolves."