Why the chilly shoulder? Maitland Ward is sharing why she believes her former Boy Meets World costar Danielle Fishel didn’t converse to her when she got here to a taping of Girl Meets World.
“I was shocked that she didn’t even … she said ‘Hello,’ that’s it,” Ward, 45, solely shares with Us Weekly, whereas selling her new memoir, Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me from Hollywood. “It’s just a weird kind of thing, and I wish that we could be friends and I don’t know the full reasons behind it.”
The Bold and the Beautiful alum continues: “I had heard maybe she didn’t like the whole old costars on the show, the girls to come back on there or something, but I don’t know why she didn’t or doesn’t like me … we didn’t, like, have a blowout. I was expecting bear hugs like I got from the guys [Ben Savage and Rider Strong], and [with Danielle] it was like, ‘Oh … hi.’”
Ward, who portrayed Rachel McGuire on Boy Meets World from 1998 to 2000, provides that there was “nothing that went on” that might have contributed to the alleged coldness from the Arizona native, 41. She did suspect, nevertheless, that her NSFW social media content material might have rubbed Fishel the incorrect method.
“I think [my career choices] could be part of it,” the White Chicks actress continues. “I wasn’t doing porn when Girl Meets World was going on [though]. Everybody says, ‘Oh, you were doing porn and you can’t come on, Girl Meets World — you can’t be a part of it.’ And I really wasn’t. I was just doing sexy pictures on Instagram, like my cosplay stuff and I was getting a lot of attention. So … I can’t speak for her, but I do think that she’s not a fan of what I do now. She doesn’t have to watch it, but [she’s] not supportive of anything that I do now.”
Despite their alleged variations, Ward explains how open she was to speaking issues out with Fishel on her new podcast, “Pod Meets World.” The present, which the ABC alum hosts along with her former Boy Meets World costars Strong, 42, and Will Friedle, 46, breaks down each episode of the long-lasting sequence, which ran from 1993 to 2000.
“I think [I] will be on the podcast and we’ll talk it out,” the writer shares with Us. “That’s gonna be where we talk it out.”
Ward, who selected to go away Hollywood for a profession within the porn business, is revealing extra particulars about her expertise going from teen sitcom star to grownup movie actress.
“I know that I have a story that nobody else has. It really is a story nobody has about being a young Disney star and coming from such a famous show and working in Hollywood. Then decades later — really at 40 [years old] — making it as a top porn star,” the California native states. “[I had] been winning numerous, numerous awards, was making better money than ever and having more respectability and success. I really wanted to tell my story and I really think it would be empowering to everyone — especially women who have been told no so much in their lives.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi