As we all know by now, the Boy Meets World sequel, Girl Meets World, is officially going down. Casting choices for the children of Cory and Topanga Matthews have recently been revealed and we’ve gotten to meet their adorable daughter and son. Danielle Fishel (Topanga) has played a huge part in the hype surrounding the new show and now she’s bringing all the boys to the yard with her new Maxim spread. Click inside for a better look!
Danielle Fishel For Maxim Magazine:
Where the heck did the name Topanga come from?
Michael Jacobs, who created Boy Meets World, says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, “We need a name for this character!” He happened to be driving past Topanga Canyon, so he said, “Topanga.” He says that if they had called him two miles later, I would’ve been named Canoga, which is the next exit.
Have you ever met anyone named Topanga?
I’ve met five little girls named Topanga, all after me, and I’ve heard about many more. People will tweet me, and I’ve had family members who have met other Topangas. It’s crazy and it’s flattering, but I never know what to say when they’re showing me their beautiful little girls. I’m like, “Really? Topanga!?”
Why do you think so many people feel an attachment to Boy Meets World?
We were in people’s family rooms every Friday for seven years. When I watch old episodes, it’s like watching home movies, so I imagine that other people feel the same way. ABC’s TGIF lineup was probably the one time a week when parents and kids all watched TV together.
Soooo, yeah. That’s what’s been going on with Topanga, lol! That friggen picture of her in the trenchcoat is everything; I swear. I look just like that when I get back from the grocery store, so yeah. I can really identify with the concept of this shoot… lmao.
You can head over to Maxim to read the rest of her interview and check out the other pics. She talks about being engaged, graduating from college, and that one time Bob Saget asked her for coke on a flight to Disney World. Love it!