It’s just Cory Matthews’ world and we’re (still) living in it! Boy Meets World premiered in 1993 and has introduced more than one generation to the Matthews’ family.
More than 20 years after the original show’s premiere, Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence) brought their onscreen romance back in 2014 for the spinoff series Girl Meets World. Instead of telling Cory’s story like Boy Meets World (which aired from seven seasons until 2000), the Disney Channel series followed the life of Riley Matthews (Cory and Topanga’s daughter) as she grew up and attempted to juggle school, friendships and romance.
“I try to keep in mind all the time that the cast was just as lucky to be a part of that show as the fans who are so appreciative of how it impacted their life,” Danielle told TVInsider in May 2020 about the show’s success. “We’re just as lucky. I could have been anybody in those roles. It could have been anybody to have those experiences we got to have. I constantly think about how lucky we are. People ask me all the time if it bothers me that I’m only known for being Topanga. I think no because it could have been so much worse.”
She continued, “Topanga was so cool. I’m so lucky that’s the character I’m known for. I feel the same way about the lessons. We were so lucky we had the writers we had, who cared about the audience and never wanted to talk down to the audience. Who insisted in keeping the episodes real and tried to get as much into those 22 minutes as they possibly could without making it too cheesy.”
Ben, for his part, told Us Weekly in February 2022 to “never say never” when it comes to expanding the Boy Meets World universe.
“I’ve learned enough to know that you literally never know what can happen in this business,” the actor explained, noting “every day is a roller coaster, and it’s always exciting.”
The Disney Channel alum continued, “I think Cory was very lucky to end up with Topanga, but I was very happy to see that relationship develop.” He also referenced the Boy Meets World story line in which Topanga forgoes her Yale acceptance for Cory and explained “some people feel very strongly that she should not have chosen me and should have gone off to Yale.”
All’s well that ends well! Scroll through our gallery to see what the cast of Boy Meets World is up to now.
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