Danielle Fishel reveals why she resented the last few seasons of 'Boy Meets World': 'I just wanted my life back'

Danielle Fishel reveals why she resented the last few seasons of 'Boy Meets World': 'I just wanted my life back'
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  • Danielle Fishel told Romper she wanted her "life back" during her last years on "Boy Meets World."

  • She played Topanga Lawrence, the eventual wife of Ben Savage's Cory Matthews, for seven seasons.

  • "And now, I would do anything to go back and have those moments back," she said.

Danielle Fishel recently told Romper why she resented her role as Topanga Lawrence on ABC's hit sitcom "Boy Meets World" during its final seasons.

"I had been in school full-time, working full-time. I started to feel like I just want my life back," she said. "The last several years, I feel like were tainted by my own feeling of wanting it to be over."

As she moved on to other jobs in Hollywood, Fishel said she realized how rare the success of the show was. She also learned how unique the respectful and loving environment on set was. "And now, I would do anything to go back and have those moments back," Fishel told Romper.

Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage smiling
Fishel and Savage.SGranitz/WireImage

She played the quirky preteen and eventual wife of Cory Matthews opposite Ben Savage on all seven seasons of the "TGIF" sitcom and said she's honored to "be Topanga" today.

Fishel explained that she takes the lesson she learned from the resentment she felt in her last years of playing Topanga with her to other jobs today; it even helps her cherish more private moments.

"Any time in my life, both personally and professionally where I have felt like I'm starting to take something for granted, I remind myself, 'You did this with the end of "Boy Meets World." Don't do it now, because one day you're going to look back and you're going to wish you had those moments back,'" Fishel said. "I think it's such an important lesson for teenagers and for me, even now as an adult."

Savage and Fishel on "Girl Meets World."
Savage and Fishel on "Girl Meets World."Disney Channel/Gilles Mingasson

Fishel shared another lesson she learned well into her tenure on the show in March during a '90s Con panel for "Boy Meets World" — while Topanga and Cory might have been soulmates, she and Savage were definitely not, though they did test the waters.

"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?' And then we went out to dinner, and we were like, 'No!'" she said.

Fishel shares two sons with her husband Jensen Karp. Savage keeps his personal life private, so his romantic status is currently unknown.

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