If you’ve been lying awake at night wondering if they’re going to get the casting right on Boy Meets World reboot Girl Meets World, you may now take a nap. Child actor Rowan Blanchard has been cast as Cory and Topanga‘s daughter, and she looks…well, like Cory and Topanga’s daughter. Look how precious!
The 11-year-old cutie has done quite a bit of acting already, with roles in The Back-Up Plan and Spy Kids All the Time in the World 4D (2011) already under her belt. I will not blame her for The Back-Up Plan, as she was only eight at the time and probably had no idea that movie was going to suck so much.
The wee thespian impressed producers immediately. “As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” producer Michael Jacobs told Entertainment Weekly. “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” (emphasis mine).
I see what you did there, Michael Jacobs. Anyway, in addition to being “real and accessible” enough to beat out all of those inaccessible 11-year-olds, she looks convincingly like the spawn of Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. N’est-ce pas?
The production for the Girl Meets World pilot is set to begin next month, with an eye to inclusion in Disney’s 2013-2014 schedule.