Rowan Blanchard Lands Lead Role in “Boy Meets World” Spinoff – “Girl Meets World”

January 29, 2013

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Say hello to Cory & Topanga Matthews’ daughter Riley!

EW broke the news yesterday that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard has landed the role of Riley in the “Boy Meets World” spinoff titled “Girl Meets World.”

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” says Michael Jacobs, who’s producing the Girl Meets World pilot. “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, who has already gone up over 4,000 followers since the news was announced, tweeted her excitement: “IT’S OFFICIAL! I WILL BE PLAYING RILEY MATTHEWS IN GIRL MEETS WORLD!! AHHH SOO EXCITED! #BLESSED.”

Ben Savage & Danielle Fishel will reprise their roles as one of our all-time favorite TV couples and they both congratulated Rowan. Ben tweeted, “I have a beautiful, new daughter. Welcome to the family @rowblanchard! #GirlMeetsWorld.” Danielle also said, “Want to meet my and @BenSavage’s daughter for Girl Meets World? Here she is: @rowblanchard!! Congratulations beautiful girl! Can’t wait!”

And for those die hard BMW fans that remember that Cory & Topanga had two kids, Rowan confirmed via twitter that she will have an older brother on the show. Hmmm…who would you cast in that role?

The pilot for Girl Meets World is set to begin production next month. Check out our interview with Rowan from when she was starring in Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D.

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