Rowan Blanchard speaks the truth and we adore her for it.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World star recently opened up about coming out as queer earlier this year, and struggling with acceptance.
“I still struggle with that, and I don’t think it will ever be something that you don’t struggle with,” Rowan told Teen.com. “I think the first thing I would tell somebody is that it’s not something you’re going to completely forget about and I think there’s a comfort in knowing that this thing isn’t something that’s unbeatable; it’s something you live with.”
She continued, “What helped me is finding friends who are accepting and people I see myself in. We were talking about how people turn to Disney and see representation and that’s how I feel with the TV shows I watch and the movies I consume, so I can find things with myself being represented in. The Internet is great for this, too; the Internet is such a huge space where there are so many different types of people that you can connect with and identify with.”
Kiernan Shipka stops to catch up with Rowan Blanchard at the Women of Cinefamily weekend closing party at The Standard Hollywood on Sunday (August 21) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The two young stars were joined at the event by many other female artists, including Brie Larson.
“Thank you to everyone @womenofcinefamily for such a wonderful weekend!!! Tonight was so special and so uplifting to be in a place full of women supporting each other and supporting each other’s art ? The film/tv/etc. industry can so often feel like if you are a woman and people actually let your work IN and allow it to succeed, that you can be the only Female Director/Female Actress/ Female Artist succeeding. In reality there is so much room we need to create not only for ourselves but for the women around us so yeah this weekends #womenofcinefamilyweekend was really wonderful because it is doing just that #shinetheory in full force! @alia_pop @brielarsonRowan wrote on Instagram about the event supporting female artists. More Here! »
Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter are the definition of friendship goals in this pic, on and off screen, so it seems silly to us how anyone would think that they aren’t true friends.
But, that’s what did happen and Rowan, 14, is taking a little social media break from her Twitter account after hearing about fans thinking her friendship with just not Sabrina, but the entire cast of Girl Meets World isn’t real.
“I just wrapped and was just informed that there were horrendous rumors being spread about me and our cast,” she wrote earlier this week. “I don’t usually comment on anything like this, but I have spent the last half hour crying, confused as to why someone can stoop to such a low level to try and ruin the life of someone they don’t know personally.”
Rowan added, “I would never fake a friendship. The though of that makes me sick. The cast and I love each other more than anything, we have all had a hard time this week because of it being our possible last week.”
Read the entire tweet below:
Rowan Blanchard looks gorgeous while perched in a tree in a shot from Glamour magazine’s September issue, on stands August 9th.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World actress was part of a group of 54 powerhouse women across America who were asked what it means to be a woman in 2016 and to define themselves.
Other women, including Amandla Stenberg, Dakota Fanning, Kiernan Shipka, Hailey Baldwin, Jenna Dewan, Ashley Graham, Tavi Gevinson, Ciara, Andra Day, Pyper America Smith, Starlie Smith, Daisy Clementine Smith and Sarah Paulson all answered the question as well. See what some of them had to say:
Rowan’s definition: “Rowan Blanchard wants to help other people, pretend to be other people, and become a flower child and move to the woods in this princess dress!”
Amandla’s definition: “Amandla Stenberg is a social activist, an artist, and a lover of the 2007 emo scene as well as Trader Joe’s cookies. She believes in finding beauty in your core first before you go out into the world.”
Dakota’s definition: “Dakota Fanning loves karaoke and doesn’t eat fruit.”
To see what the rest of the women had to say, head to Glamour.com.
Rowan Blanchard takes a fun spin on fashion at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (July 31) in Inglewood, Calif.
The 14-year-old Girl Meets World actress and activist wore a denim coat over her Miu Miu dress for the annual show, where she joined co-stars Peyton Meyer, August Maturo and Corey Fogelmanis. Best Friends Whenever star Landry Bender and Mackenzie Ziegler also walked the carpet.
Check out the fun look Rowan shared on her Instagram below!
FYI: Mackenzie wore a Rochelle Carino dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Jennifer Meyer jewels, and Bendetta bag
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The Girl Meets World cast and Boy Meets World cast have officially united!
Both Ben Savage and his on-screen son August Maturo shared the “family reunion” pic on Instagram after wrapping up the third season of GMW in Los Angeles on Thursday (July 28).
“When worlds collide,” August captioned with the image that contains Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Will Friedle, Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel, Uriah Shelton, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Lily Nicksay, Danny McNulty, William Daniels, Betsy Randle, Lee Norris, Lindsay Ridgeway, William Russ and Cheryl Texiera.
Check out the images from the reunion below!
How cute is this new pic of the Girl Meets World cast?!
August Maturo shared the image on his Instagram this week, just after the cast wrapped production on their third season finale of the Disney Channel show.
“Brothers & sisters forever,” he captioned the pic.
Over the weekend, August joined Rowan Blanchard, Peyton Meyer, Sabrina Carpenter, Amir Mitchell Townes, Corey Fogelmanis, Cecilia Bagalot, Ava Kolker, Sarah Carpenter and more for a beach day in Los Angeles.
“Malibu ’16. So much love for this group,” Corey shared on his account. Check out all the pics below!
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Rowan Blanchard hugs Bailee Madison tight inside the Call It Spring Private Event held at Hyde Lounge at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night (July 8).
The two young actresses stopped by the suite during Selena Gomez‘s Revival tour stop at the venue and joined Joey King, Peyton List, Yara Shahidi, Jonathan Bennett, Neriah Fisher, Olivia Stuck, Chloe Lukasiak and Aidan Alexander for the party.
“When @selenagomez sings her favorite worship song & 18,000 people sing “Hallelujah ” w/her. @RevivalTour Chills.YES!” Bailee shared on twitter from the concert.
If you remember, Bailee starred as Max on Wizards of Waverly Place when he was turned into a girl!
FYI: Peyton wore Level 99 jeans.
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