At the end of season 5, Rider thought about quitting the show so he could pursue his college degree, but Michael convinced him he could do both.
So Rider attended classes in the mornings and came to film in the afternoons.
Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Trina Mc Gee (Angela), Maitland Ward (Rachel), Matthew Lawrence (Jack), Betsy Randle (Mama Matthews) and Lily Nicksay (Morgan #1) joined show creator Michael Jacobs at the Austin Television Festival earlier today.
From a Q&A with fans, one-on-one interviews on the opening night red carpet and a press conference with the cast, toofab has put together some surprising facts about the show.1.) Ben Savage's first kiss was on camera Ben and Cory's first kisses were at the same time.
The young actor had never locked lips with a girl before his smooch with Topanga (Danielle Fishel) -- and was so nervous before shooting it, he asked, "Can I die from this?
"10.) The cast members are a bunch of thieves"I was looking through my closet the other day and I found these really nice black leather shoes and on the bottom it said 'Cory,'" said Ben. Rider took something too: Shawn's leather jacket."I took the leather jacket with me to New York and then it got stolen out of my garage in Brooklyn," he says. "11.) Maitland Ward never auditioned for "Boy Meets World" Maitland met Michael Jacobs when she auditioned for one of his other shows: "Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane." While he didn't think she was right for that show, he cast her on "Boy Meets World" instead.
"They were great."The family attended every taping and didn't mind the nickname. "They were very dedicated fanatics."13.) Brittany Murphy made a lasting impression She only appeared on 2 episodes of the show, but Rider clearly loved having her around."She was so quirky and different and it was really tragic when I found out she had died," he says."I was not surprised to see her instantly achieve huge success after our show, she always had real crazy cool quality to her."14.) The set had a secret "Death Chair"During the first few episodes, the creators tried giving Cory two sidekicks, not just Shawn."The first, 3-4 episodes, there's always another kid with us," says Rider."We had a chair that we called "The Death Chair," because whoever sat in it wouldn't be back the next week."Eventually, they gave up on the other character and gave all his lines to Rider.15.) Those tears during the finale are real"We did that last scene in one take because we were such a wreck," Rider say of filming the series finale.Unfortunately, the clip has been pulled from You Tube. Here’s today’s schedule for @Rider Strong @willfriedle and @Ben Savage: 11-: Autographs -: Photo Ops -4: Autographs pic.twitter.com/m Zn5Pbfv Rh WASHINGTON, DC!(Later, Fishel would learn that Bass is gay.)Fishel talked about her book and her relationship with Bass at a Book Con Q&A I moderated on Saturday.[embed][/embed]"I will miss his fashion advice," she told a crowd of Boy Meets World fans.Fishel said that Bass broke up with her a month after prom, but the two have remained good friends.He even had his own dorm room that he lived in part-time. Cory and Shawn are the only two actors to appear in all 158 episodes. ABC let fans decide whether Cory and Topanga should get married. Actress Marla Sokoloff was originally cast to play Topanga, and they only scheduled her to appear in a few episodes.Michael wanted the couple to be married before the show ended, but ABC executives were skeptical because they felt Cory and Topanga were too young. But producers didn't think it was working with Marla and recast Danielle Fishel as Topanga. It’s the last day of the #Boy Meets World reunion @Awesome Con!Who’s ready for the @awesomecon #Boys Meets World reunion panel today?