Danielle Fishel Realizes Lines Blurred Between Her 'Boy Meets World' Character and Real Self

The Topanga Lawrence realizes she had a lot in common with her TV character and they 'started to become more one in the same' when she was filming the show.

AceShowbiz - Danielle Fishel sees her "Boy Meets World" character as the "other side of [her] heart." The 41-year-old actress portrayed Topanga Lawrence in the teen sitcom between 1993 and 2000, and she admits that the lines have blurred between herself and her on-screen character.

"When Topanga was first created I felt she was very different from me. She talked slower, she was very sure of herself. She had a lot of strong feminist beliefs that young Danielle had never even thought about," Danielle told E! News.

The actress explained that herself and Topanga "started to become more one in the same, and I don't know where the line starts to blur." She added, "I don't know how much of who Danielle is, is because of the way Topanga was, or vice versa. I describe Topanga as just being on the other side of my heart - at any given point in time, I can click into it. She is I and I am she."

Last year, meanwhile, Danielle revealed that she had a crush on her "Boy Meets World" co-star Rider Strong. The 43-year-old actor played the part of Shawn Hunter and he starred alongside the actress on the hit sitcom.

During an appearance on the "Pod Meets World" podcast, Danielle explained, "He was so smart, and, you know what? One of my favourite things about Rider - and it still stands to this day - Rider is very effusive. He will tell you how he feels. He is very free with his compliments, but he doesn't throw them out willy-nilly. When Rider compliments you, it is thoughtful, it has meaning - it's coming from a very real place."

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