Danielle Fishel admitted at 90s Con that her romance with costar Ben Savage outside of Boy Meets World did not work out like fans may have previously hoped.
When she was asked on Saturday if she ever had a relationship with her costar from the popular coming-of-age 1990s sitcom, Fishel said, “No, we never dated.”
But after playing childhood sweethearts, Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, Fishel admitted that she and Savage did try to give it a shot outside of work.
“There was literally I think one moment where Ben and I looked at each other after we had been working together for like two years and were like, ‘Are there feelings there?'” she explained.
“And then we went out to dinner, and we were like, ‘No!'”
And while there was no true chemistry between Fishel, 40, and Savage, 41, the actors were still very close off set. Fishel even asked Savage to a school dance.
“We had what they used to call the vice-versa dance at our school. They called it that because — in a very misogynistic way — the girls were supposed to ask the boys,” she shared.
“So I was supposed to ask somebody, and I asked Ben if he would go with me, and he did. And, actually, this is one of my favorite stories.”
Fishel recalled how Savage forgot to take his wallet and that she didn’t have any money on her either, so when their night ended with eating at Denny’s, they were left in an awkward spot.
“We went to Denny’s and ate food, and they brought us the bill, and we were like, ‘Oh, we don’t have any money!’ I had to keep my purse there as collateral, and we drove to my parents’ house, got money, and then drove back to Denny’s and were like, ‘Thank you so much!’ “
And when asked about the dance with Savage, Fishel clarified that it wasn’t prom. In fact, she had another famous date for that. “I actually brought Lance Bass to my prom!” she said.
Fishel was joined Saturday by costars Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Will Friedle (Eric Matthews), and Trina McGee (Angela Moore) for the 90s Con Boy Meets World panel.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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