Sabrina Carpenter might only be 19 years old, but she’s been in the spotlight since she was 13 and was cast on a little Disney Channel show you might’ve heard of, Girl Meets World. As the spinoff of the 90s classic Boy Meets World, all eyes were on the young cast as they continued the legacy the OG sitcom left on television, and to its many fans. Now that Sabrina just released her third album, Singular Act 1, and has more movie roles under her belt, what does she really think about her time being a Disney queen? Well, she has nothing but fond memories.

Speaking to W Magazine, the starlet admitted that she’s forever grateful to have been on a TV series when she was so young because she simply learned so much.

“I was really lucky that I was on a show when I was on a show, and I always say that because, for anybody, those years are primarily made for learning and taking in your surroundings and making mistakes, because you are allowed to make mistakes without being so harshly criticized,” she said about the three seasons she was Maya Hart on GMW.

And as fans know, the cast is truly like a family. Sabrina is often hanging out with Corey Fogelmanis and their other co-star, Amir Mitchell-Townes, is featured on a true bop of a song on her new album, “Hold Tight.” Sabrina went on to explain that this time around, she was in full control when it came to putting together her album, from the songwriting process to the way she actually sings the tracks. Before, she faced the issues of people telling her how to essentially be an artist but now, she’s not about that.

“There were times when I was 15 or 16 and I’d be in the recording studio singing and do some vibrato, and people would be like, ‘Can you just keep it straight?’ Then I realized later, ‘Wait, that’s my voice,'” she said. “You don’t realize until later that those little things make me Sabrina and differentiate me for different people. I had to start listening to myself, or other people were going to make decisions for me. That’s a scary time when you’re 19, because you’re like, I don’t want to have control of my mistakes, I don’t want to be responsible. But if it does go wrong, and you listened to someone else, then you take the heat for someone else’s choices. From start to finish, every sound, every thing that you hear, every level in the mix, every ad-lib came from a place of me being myself.”

And now that is something we have a feeling Maya would be oh so proud of her girl Sabrina for doing.

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