Danielle Fishel is talking about the rocky road she took at the start of her tenure on ABC’s Boy Meets World.
The 41-year-old actress, who plays Topanga Lawrence – Matthews on the sitcom, shared during a recent appearance on the Pod Meets World podcast that she was almost up to the show after her first day of training.
According to her, series creator Michael Jacobs was unimpressed with her delivery when she arrived on set.
Nearly fired: Danielle Fishel, 41, told Pod Meets World that she was close to being fired the day after the first episode of Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs for delivering too fast; seen in May in LA
Fishel explained that she wasn’t the original choice to play Topanga, and that she wasn’t even called back for the part. But after the actress didn’t do well at first, she was given the part.
She knows she got the part on Friday night and she is expected to be on set on Monday.
But after a day of rehearsals, she had an embarrassing confrontation with Jacobs, in which he honed in on delivering her goods, which she said was too quick, given her age and fragility. her inexperience.
‘I’ve never been to his marathon note-taking session. It was my first time because it was my first week,’ she said. “Michael starts taking notes by saying, ‘Danielle, I’ll give you all your notes at once, at the end, and I’ll give the others their notes right now, because If I made everyone sit here through all the notes I have for you, we’d all be here for hours and no one would be able to go home. So you will just wait until the end. “
Ouch: “Michael started taking notes by saying, ‘Danielle, I’ll give you all your notes at once, and I’ll give other people their notes right now, because if I’ve made everyone sitting here go through all the notes I have for you, we’ll all be here for hours and no one can go home,’ she said; seen on Boy Meets World
“Since then, my eyes have been filled with tears because you know, I am standing in front of everyone – all the producers, all the screenwriters, all the cast and everyone,” she recounts. All eyes turned to me.
The actress was joined by her mother, who was seated in the stands, for the note session.
Danielle said: ‘He went through every line of mine and what he wanted and what I didn’t do right and how slow I needed to speak. ‘What I know specifically has been said, “All I know is, if you don’t come back tomorrow do this completely differently, you won’t be here either,” referring to the girl I had replace. “
She noted that she became tense when recounting the incident, even decades later.
Danielle and her mother worked on perfecting her necklaces perfecting them late into the night.
David Trainer, the episode’s guest and former Boy Meets World director, expressed regret in disparaging Jacobs’ approach and calling her memory a ‘hate story’.
Hard work: She stays up late working with her mother. Director David Trainer criticized Jacobs and called it a ‘hate story’; still public for Boy Meets World
‘I worked for Michael for many years on many shows. This is an obnoxious story,’ he said. ‘There are many great things about him, but there are hateful things. This is one of those. To hear this, are you sweating? I am really annoyed. It’s enough to make me want to log out of this podcast. I don’t want anything to do with that guy. This is not how you do things. I’m glad it became a hit, but this is disgusting. ‘
He continued, ‘Everyone who worked with Michael understood, implicitly or explicitly, that whenever Michael loitered to one side of the boat, everyone went to the other side to keep it clear. The job is – and that’s the last reason I hate it – is to do your job but also to prevent swamps and drownings. ‘
Danielle admits she is less concerned with perfecting her performance and more focused on how she can ‘do it right’ to please the creator.
‘That was the problem for me, that’s what I remember feeling. It’s something I don’t think is sane,’ added the Rider Strong co-host.
False motives: Danielle was overjoyed at Jacobs’ praise the next day, but she and her expenses recalled being more concerned with pleasing him than delivering a good performance best; still public for Boy Meets World
But the actress also enjoyed being complimented by Jacobs, which happened after she returned on the second day of rehearsals.
”Give Danielle a round of applause, you did exactly what I asked of you,” she recounted the creator’s quote. ‘”Thanks, thanks. Congratulations, that’s amazing.”
‘He complimented me on some specific things and then he started taking notes. No more firing threats, I’ve done the job and shown him that I’m worth it,’ she continued. ‘It’s completely set that you go then every week. You are chasing Michael’s dragon. ‘
Co-host Will Friedle added that the praise has nothing to do with your acting. It just, makes Michael feel good. ‘
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