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Rowan Blanchard Reveals She Almost Didn't Say Yes to 'Girl Meets World'

Rowan Blanchard Reveals She Almost Didn't Say Yes to 'Girl Meets World'

Rowan Blanchard graces the cover of Net-A-Porter’s digital magazine, The Edit, and is opening up about her time on Disney, bringing a voice to young adults, feminism and more.

The biggest revelation from her interview though is that she almost passed on the role of Riley Matthews on Girl Meets World, the daughter of Cory and Topanga.

“My agent sent over Girl Meets World. I was like, ‘I will not do Disney ever in my life,’” she shared. “I watched Disney, but I thought that if you wanted to be a serious film actress then you couldn’t be a Disney actress.”

Rowan continues, “Which is partially true – I do have to work harder to be taken seriously.”

Thankfully, she did accept the role, but it didn’t come without it’s challenges.

The series, which was cancelled after only three seasons, started talking about serious issues and Rowan was proud to be a part of that.

“We started thinking about what it could be like if we made this show that was funny for kids, but was also teaching them something,” she says. “Then, when I started discovering activism, I think it made the show that much better, because we were really getting into these topics, having conversations… If I didn’t like something I would talk to [the writers] about it.”

Rowan adds, “It was nice to feel heard and to be respected in a way that I didn’t necessarily feel on a lot of sets that I’d worked on previously.”

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Rowan Blanchard on Teens Having A Voice: 'We Don't Want To Be Told It's All Going To Be Okay'

Rowan Blanchard on Teens Having A Voice: 'We Don't Want To Be Told It's All Going To Be Okay'

Rowan Blanchard keeps it chic at the Gucci & Maxfield Event in Los Angeles on Thursday night (November 9).

The actress and activist recently opened up to Elle mag about young adults having a big voice that no one is listening to.

“Teenagers have a legitimate voice,” she says in response of all the unrest going around in the world right now. “We deserve to have a seat at the table and a place in the conversation. We’re not exempt from politics and social movements; we’re affected by them.”

Rowan adds, “I was really lucky to grow up around people who encouraged that. So things like, ‘Just be kids, don’t get into politics!’ And, ‘Why do you care about that right now? Just have fun!’ Those kinds of comments are hard, because what’s happening in the world, with the environment, with politics and international affairs—it affects us just as much as it affects every other citizen.”

“We don’t want to be told, ‘It’s all going to be okay.’ We want to talk honestly about what’s happening and what we can do.”

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Rowan Blanchard Got To Shadow Director Ava DuVernay on 'A Wrinkle In Time' Set

Rowan Blanchard Got To Shadow Director Ava DuVernay on 'A Wrinkle In Time' Set

Rowan Blanchard will star in the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time in a mysterious role.

While she’s unable to tell you a lot of about it, the former Girl Meets World actress and activist can say that her “character represents a big theme in the movie,” she shared with Elle.

Rowan adds, “I kind of represent the humanized version of a big theme. I sort of play the bully of Meg Murry.”

But that’s not the big takeaway here — the big takeaway is that after she wrapped her scenes, Rowan stuck around on set and shadowed acclaimed director Ava DuVernay.

“It was really amazing. I’m so grateful to shadow her,” she says.

Rowan adds, “She taught me what it looks like when a set works really well; when you create a project where everyone wants to be there, and everyone is excited about the work and is respected for their work.”

“It was nice to be reminded of how much hard work goes into movies, and how as a director, it’s your job to acknowledge and channel that hard work. She’s amazing at that.”

A Wrinkle in Time will be out in theaters next year.

Rowan Blanchard Looks Super Chic at the LACMA Gala 2017!

Rowan Blanchard Looks Super Chic at the LACMA Gala 2017!

Rowan Blanchard looks so grown up!

The 16-year-old star looked stylish in a black and white military-style jacket and blue skirt as she attended the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci on Saturday night (November 4) at LACMA in Los Angeles.

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Rowan was joined at the gala by American Story Horror star Billie Lourd – who looked super chic in black and beige dress with sparkling flower belt for the event.

FYI: Billie is wearing a Gucci dress. Rowan‘s outfit is by Gucci.

10+ pictures inside of Billie Lourd and Rowan Blanchard arriving at the event… More Here! »

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Rowan Blanchard Speaks at Variety's Inclusion Summit in LA

Rowan Blanchard Speaks at Variety's Inclusion Summit in LA

Rowan Blanchard speaks on stage at the Variety Inclusion Summit held at the Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (November 2).

The 16-year-old actress and activist joined actress Geena Davis, and filmmakers Lee Daniels and Paul Feig, and more at the event, which was presented by Mercedes-Benz.

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Rowan was part of an elite gathering of leaders and innovators supporting film, TV and digital media that speaks best to our current audiences worldwide, reflective of different genders, disabilities, sexual identities, ethnicities, ages and more.

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Corey Fogelmanis Talks His Former 'Girl Meets World' Co-Stars: 'I'm So Happy We Have This Family'

Corey Fogelmanis Talks His Former 'Girl Meets World' Co-Stars: 'I'm So Happy We Have This Family'

Corey Fogelmanis is currently starring in a new Fullscreen show, Prank Me, in which he plays a dangerous and powerful Youtuber who is pretty much the polar opposite of Farkle Minkus.

Still, despite his career growth, the 18-year-old actor is never going to forget the people he worked with on Girl Meets World.

“I know Sabrina [Carpenter] watched [Prank Me] and I think her mom did too,” Corey shared in a video interview with YSBNow. “She’s so supportive and I’m so happy.”

“I was just talking to Rowan [Blanchard] about this the other day; I’m so happy we have this family,” he continued. “I’m excited to see what we all do in our careers and to support each other.”

Corey has a theory as to why he is so close with his former cast-members.

Girl Meets World was my life for like four years,” he explained. “I think we all entered the business kind of in the same place. We were new to it and we were new to ourselves. We were still figuring everything out. We grew really close because it was all such a learning process for all of us. I’m really happy with the family that came out of the show.”

Aww! Cue all of the nostalgia. We’re so glad Corey, Rowan, and Sabrina have cultivated such a strong and lasting friendship.


Corey Fogelmanis Talks His ‘Girl Meets World’ Co-Stars

Rowan Blanchard's Jackie on 'The Goldbergs' Was Based On A Real-Life Person!

Rowan Blanchard's Jackie on 'The Goldbergs' Was Based On A Real-Life Person!

Rowan Blanchard is returning to The Goldbergs tonight for the show’s 100th episode.

The actress plays Jackie, Adam’s girlfriend in the show — and did you know that she was based off a real person?

Creator Adam Goldberg told EW that Jackie was actually based off the woman who plays her mother in the show.

“A lot of the stories this year center around Adam and his girlfriend Jackie, who’s a real person — she’s actually an actor who played [Jackie’s] mom last year and is going to be recurring playing her TV mom, which is so wild,” he said. “I actually met the real Jackie in theater camp. Back then, to find someone with your interests was so rare. This was like a legitimate ’80s girl geek, so we’re calling it ‘nerd love.’”

For the ep, the real Adam says that it might tear Jackie and Adam’s relationship apart.

“She’s a Trekkie and he’s a major Star Wars kid and it tears their relationship apart. I’m very proud of that story. It rings very true for me.”

The Goldbergs airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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Rowan Blanchard Transforms Into French Noblewoman in New Instagram Photo

Rowan Blanchard Transforms Into French Noblewoman in New Instagram Photo

Rowan Blanchard just won Halloween, even though we don’t know if this was for Halloween at all.

The Wrinkle in Time actress shared a brand new photo on her Instagram over the weekend, showing off her dressed in a French noblewoman’s gown, complete with white hair.

“Let me live @alia_pop!” Rowan captioned, shouting out the photographer.

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Sabrina Carpenter commented on the photo, too, loving every bit of Rowan‘s look.

“Stop it. I’m serious,” she wrote.

Check out Rowan‘s look below!

DRIVE ME CRAZY

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