Danielle Fishel and Topanga Lawrence 'became one in the same'

Danielle Fishel thinks she became more and more like Topanga Lawrence over time.



Danielle Fishel has compared herself to her on-screen character
Danielle Fishel has compared herself to her on-screen character

Danielle Fishel considers her 'Boy Meets World' character to be the "other side of [her] heart".

The 41-year-old actress played 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.

Danielle told E! News: "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."

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."