The actress who was cast as Topanga Lawrence was not working out.
She and another girl were asked to read on the spot.
After puberty, she got rid of her Granola Girl image for the most part, though still retained her sincerity, ideals, and sharp wit.
Their daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), will be the story's focus, just as Savage's Cory was on "Boy Meets World." We can only hope the pilot's creative team will work a little of Fishel's personal taste into her character's.A sequel titled Girl Meets World, focusing on Cory and Topanga and their teen daughter Riley, ran on Disney Channel from June 27, 2014 to January 20, 2017.The first season begins with Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and his best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), two average sixth-graders.She's considered a bit of a know-it-all and competitive but she's protective and loyal to her friends.The daughter of two grown up hippies, Topanga began as an odd girl in the same class as Cory, Shawn and Minkus.