Danielle Fishel said the “Boy Meets World” cast has gotten “so much closer” because they have hard conversations.
Fishel and her “Pod Meets World” cohosts told Insider they won’t shy away from important issues.
“That’s how you grow,” Will Friedle said.
“Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel told Insider in a recent interview that the cast of the hit sitcom TGIF got “so much closer” since her former costar Trina McGee spoke out about racism she’d experienced on set. According to Fishel, the cast did not ignore the issue and instead decided to have difficult conversations with each other.
In January 2020, McGee tweeted about the racism she experienced on set from 1997 to 2000 when she played Angela Moore, the lover of Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong). The behavior was similar in 2015 when McGee returned for the “Girl Meets World” spin-off.
The actor tweeted that she was called “Aunt Jemima” and a “bitter bitch” and treated “like a stranger” on set, even though she appeared in nearly 60 episodes of the original series. At the time, McGee did not disclose who called her racist names on set.
Later she opened for Yahoo Entertainment in July 2020 about why she now confronted the racism she had experienced.
“I feel like I’m always the one who had to suppress it and move on,” McGee told Yahoo Entertainment. “What about me? What about all these things that I take and take in, and I don’t really realize how much it lowers my vibration, my self-esteem.”
McGee said her feelings resurfaced in 2020 because she felt similarly uncomfortable on the… “Girl Meets World” established a few years earlier.
She revealed that it was Friedle who called her the racist name and said she had since received an apology from him that was “completely sincere”.
In June 2020, Fishel tweeted that she was the person who made McGee feel unwelcome on the spin-offset. “I owed” @realtrinamcgee an apology for being rude, cold and distant when she was a guest star on GMW (her tweet about warm hellos being greeted with cold blank stares was about me).” She said she apologized and McGee “graciously accepted”.
The cast of ‘Pod Meets World’ told Insider they’re ready to talk about their mistakes
“Social media has actually made us worse communicators and some people already tend to avoid confrontation,” she said. Fishel knows that some people “embrace” tense encounters, but she thinks it’s the “standard” to avoid them.
That said, if something happens that one person isn’t aware of, that’s a big deal — because to them it was a light-hearted comment or a moment that was rushed through — and you don’t know how much of an impact it made on someone. otherwise, you’ll never know unless they come up to you and say, ‘I need to talk to you about what happened,’ continued Fishel.
She said accepting their “less than great” moments is how people grow.
So, although McGee has healing her relationships publicly with both Fishel and Friedle, the cohosts on the podcast have made it clear that they will revisit the issue when McGee joins them as a guest on an upcoming episode.
“It has made us so much closer. The things that have come out of those conversations, the tears that have been shed, the hugs we have had, the closeness it has brought us are some of my favorite moments from the past few years” , fishel said: of the difficult conversations she’s had with McGee and other cast members.
Friedle told Insider that the… ‘Boy Meets World’ cast is ‘a family’ so some confrontation is inevitable, and he’s “looking forward” to discussing important topics publicly with McGee and other cast members.
“If you can all come together and look back on that and talk about it like adults, that’s how you grow,” he said. “One of the few things I’m so happy about is how close we are to everyone now.”
New episodes of “Pod Meets World” will be released on Monday.
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