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Rowan Blanchard: 'Girl Meets World' as Cory & Topanga's Daughter!

Rowan Blanchard: 'Girl Meets World' as Cory & Topanga's Daughter!

Rowan Blanchard has been cast in the upcoming Boy Meets World spinoff Girl Meets World, according to EW.

The 11-year-old actress was cast as Riley, the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel).

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” producer Michael Jacobs shared. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

Rowan was last seen in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World and The Back-up Plan.

The pilot for Girl Meets World is scheduled to start production next month.

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  • Ana Maria

    Hope this show is actually good, because disney hasn’t had very good shows lately..

  • Remi

    She looks Hispanic or Asian. I don’t know if she could pass as their daughter? (based on looks that is)

  • Uh-oh :O

    Topanga must have cheated with an Asian or Hispanic guy because that does NOT look like ‘their’ daughter.

  • hmmm

    looks like all of cory’s features but with topanga’s long hair, face shape, and nose but more olive skin toned. you would think they would find maybe a fair skinned curly long haired girl with light brown/dirty blonde hair. hmmm not an obvious casting choice but the girl is adorable though, no denying that but shes more of a spitting image of a female cory. if michael jacobs saw something in her that he saw in ben when he was a little boy, then i think the show is in good hands.


    I wonder what money got this girl to where she is right now? She looks like a spoiled rich kid

  • Piper

    who cares about “looking like them”. if the little girl on Modern Family is supposed to be “asian” then this girl can be whatever she wants.

    can’t wait for the show!!!

  • No_kung_fu

    Not sure, sometimes I think she looks perfect and other times I think she looks like a different ethnicity. She very cute though! I’m a child of the 90′s so I grow up with boy meets world. I’m Happy it’s making a come back. Looking forward to seeing old faces and new faces.

  • Kirsten

    She does have a olive complexion but she does look like Corey and she is adorable. I think she will do a great job.

  • canada

    guys, google more pictures of rowan. she doesn’t look as asian or hispanic in her other pictures. this one in particular just makes her look that way

  • Jacob

    This should have been “Man Meets World” – this current concept will be a typical Disney show – girl wants to be famous – a singer, actress, etc. The actress will have a recording contract to lip synch for Disney. Its a shame to tarnish the BMW legacy with this move.

  • BMW Fan

    @Jacob: I see your point, but the only problem is Ben’s character says, “Boy meets world…now I get it!” in the final episode to end the show and become a man. He’s already met the world, as a man, he’ll face it or befriend it or whatever. It’s her turn now. Let’s give her a chance first.

  • Halli


    Exactly, where the adults are clueless side characters. Why are today’s kids shows so ridiculously stupid? Im glad I was a 90s kid. Pre-internet, iphones, reality tv and we actually played outside not like today’s fatties.

  • annas

    She looks exactly like ben, im happy with this casting

  • Toni

    Thats a crazy pretty young girl :) I agree that she doest look much like the “parents”, but maybe its just the picture, and it doesnt matter anyways!

  • marcy

    Wow! I can’t believe how well Rowan’s looks fit the part of Cory and Topanga’s girl. When my friend from my office at DISH first showed me this article, I thought she was one of their daughters in real life! Now this announcement has gotten me more excited than ever to see how Girl Meets World turns out, since this casting choice is spot on! Except all this buzz about Girl Meets World has really gotten me in the mood to watch the original Boy Meets World. Luckily, reruns of the show still air all the time, so I’m definitely going to have to start recording those. I’m sure these recordings are going to add up quickly though, given that the show ran for years and years. At least I won’t have to worry about them taking up too much room on my DVR, since my DISH Hopper’s 450 hours of HD recording space is more than enough to house all the episodes I need. Plus, with that much recording space, I’ll be able to record these new Girl Meets Worlds without a problem as well! :)

  • Malana NoDrama

    Please stop straightening your hair, Corey and Topanga both do not have straight it gives you that cross over appeal for many ethnicities… :))