‘Boy Meets World’ Star Does Maxim Shoot to Promote Disney Channel Reboot

Mar 8, 2013  •  Post A Comment

It seems unlikely that her high school-age character from “Boy Meets World” would approve of this, but EW.com reports that actress Danielle Fishel did a sexy Maxim shoot to help promote her new Disney Channel offshoot, “Girl Meets World.”

Fishel played Topanga on the original series, and will reprise that role — in more grown-up form — for the reboot.

The Maxim Q&A is “fairly PG,” EW reports: “She talks about the origin of the name Topanga: ‘Michael Jacobs says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, “We need a name for this character!”’ she explained. ‘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.’”

The story adds: “Most interesting may be that she shoots down the rumor that she and Ben Savage ever dated. ‘No! That rumor was entirely my fault because I once said, on “The Tyra Banks Show,” that Ben and I went on a date, and that turned into “Danielle and Ben dated,”’ she told the magazine. ‘We went on one date, when I was about 15, and by the time the dinner was over we realized mutually that we were more like family than lovers.’”

The piece notes that Fishel does not divulge any secrets about her actual relationships during the time she was on “Boy Meets World.”

But she does offer this tidbit about herself: “I’m huge into ’90s rap. It’s my jam. My all-time favorite album is Snoop Dogg’s ‘Doggy Style.’ And if you ever really want to see me embarrass myself, put on some Notorious B.I.G. and watch me grab my crotch and mouth all the words. It’s really embarrassing, but I can’t help myself.”


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