June 27, 2014

Rowan Blanchard in Girl Meets World

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Rowan Blanchard in Girl Meets WorldRowan Blanchard talks about her new Disney show.

Have you ever seen Boy Meets World? I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that show. I have since I was really little! I am so excited now because Disney will bring back Cory and Topanga in a new show, Girl Meets World, premiering tonight on Disney Channel at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The show will follow the funny and thought-provoking adventures of their daughter, Riley. We’ve got an interview with 12-year-old Rowan Blanchard, who plays Riley, and we got to ask her about her character, her favorite authors, and her most embarrassing moment! Check it out.

Tell me about your character on Girl Meets World.
Rowan: I play Riley Matthews who is the daughter of Cory and Topanga. She is 12 years old and in seventh grade. She’s extremely silly and quirky, but I think what makes Riley so special is that she’s so extremely loyal to everyone.

How are you and Riley similar?
Rowan: We’re both extremely quirky and academic. I think we’re both very loyal to our friends and we both will make sacrifices for friendship. As we got further into filming the season, I noticed that the writers would put things that I’ve done into the script. I think I’m morphing into Riley, and Riley is morphing into me!

When did you know that you wanted to act?
Rowan: I know everyone says this, but I really have been performing since I was, like, three. I used to put on my own little shows when I was little.

Before you did Girl Meets World, did you watch Boy Meets World?
Rowan: Yes. Reruns play all the time on TV, so I watched it before, but obviously after I got the role of Riley I went back and watched all of it again.

What do you love most about the show?
Rowan: I think what makes the show so great is that we are using the same amount of funny as we are heart. So we’re telling the real emotional stuff, you know, through heart and through comedy, which I think is extremely hard to do. I think that’s what makes it so special, and I think that’s why kids will really love it.

What’s your favorite book and why is it your favorite?
Rowan: I just finished The Outsiders (for ages 12 and up). I think The Outsiders has to be one of my favorite books of all time. It’s so incredible because a lot of books tend to shy away from what kids really are doing and how kids really feel. The author [S. E. Hinton] was a teenager while she was writing The Outsiders, and that’s what makes it so truthful and honest. And the movie (rated PG-13) is fantastic.

Do you have a favorite author?
Rowan: One of my favorite authors has to be Sarah Weeks. I love So B. It. [Guess who else loves the same book? Zendaya!] And I love Ray Bradbury.

What’s the funniest or the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you recently?
Rowan: Gosh, we were filming an episode a few weeks ago and I was in the middle of a take. It was a really good take and everyone was on their lines. Then there was this part where I had to walk over and sit with Sabrina, who plays Maya, and I sat down and I missed half the chair and I completely fell off the chair onto the ground! And I trip up stairs often. I do things like that all the time.

Rowan seems super-cool! I can’t wait to see what she (and Riley) do next. What do you think? Will you be watching Girl Meets World tonight? Share your thoughts in the Comments below!

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Marie Morreale
Image courtesy Disney Channel

  1. STACKs user

    I love this show, so sad it’s ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ryan

    What grade are you in? I want to know because you are so talented for your age. I have always wondered your grade?

  3. peanuteasygoing2

    omg i am so a big fan i can sing dance act i love u so much i watch this show every day

  4. Daylon

    I watch girl meets world with my four sister and brother and I think it was cool because that Riley is funny and she makes it look that school is fun and exciting and Maya is cool that she tries to make friends with Riley so that’s my comment girl meets world is nice.

  5. composingkind

    I love you and Sabrina. I haven’t watched a full episode yet but I have watched a little bit and I LOVE it so much it is so funny! :)

  6. catemrald1067

    rowan you are very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. gladbulldog17

    I have streamed the show and it was so cool to see it because it was like me! I think the whole cast rocks especially sabrina carpander

  8. robinb14

    I watched the episode of “Girl Meets World” and I honestly have to say it was really good. I can’t wait for when more episodes air on Disney channel!!!

  9. shoppingmonsoon12

    She is so talented and beautiful. I love her name. I think her and Sabrina make a great team. They seem like they work together well. they seem like best friends in real life!

  10. nyjai b

    girl meet world is better than boy meet world and the dad as a teacher i bet she don’t like that and in bearis

  11. Arieana

    I think Rowan was great on Girl meets world! Rowan is sooo talented! I want to watch more Girl Meets World!

  12. zendaya

    hey it is me zendaya here my new show zapped was just on and the contest who won is here she wants to say some words hi every one my name is skylar I am so glad I won zendaya said I could bring as many people as I want I could if I want to bring 1,000 people if I want and I have nothing eles to say so here is zendaya hey I beet you want to know who I know about this well my little sitter has to do it for school all right buy skylar said buy

  13. Maria

    I didn’t see Girl Meets World but how is it on tv i would love i how how is it on tv,i’ve never been on tv i would love it if i was on tv but my parents dont have alot of money

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