A new episode of Girl Meets World airs tonight, so in honor of the occasion, we thought we’d share more of our interview with the cast and creator with you.
During our interview with creator Michael Jacobs and stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter and Ben Savage, we had the chance to cover a number of topics, from Angela and Shawn’s reunion, to Maya and Riley’s futures and a few other interesting topics, like what’s the deal with Riley and Lucas, who receive non-stop comparisons to Cory and Topanga.
Michael Jacobs told us that he has thought out Riley and Lucas’ relationship and where it will lead in the future, but when we asked him for a hint of what that future would look like, he simply said, “They are not Cory and Topanga.”
Rowan then chimed in and expounded on Jacobs’ thought. “At the end of the day, there are only one Cory and Topanga. Just like there’s only one Shawn, just like there’s only one Minkus, there’s only one of all of these characters,” she explained. “I think it was organic for Cory and Topanga to end up together and have this perfect, perfect relationship but I don’t think, I don’t see-and I don’t want to speak too soon- Riley and Lucas being that perfect relationship. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do know that at the end of the day, there is only one Cory and Topanga and there’s only one Riley and Lucas. So if their relationship is different than Cory and Topanga’s it doesn’t devalue it, it’s just a different kind of relationship.”
Another interesting way to look at Riley and Lucas’ relationship is through the scope of this new world that we live in. It’s definitely not the same place that Cory and Topanga grew up in, and the new series is a great way to explore how young people are able to grow up and forge any sort of relationships in an age where technology reigns supreme. This seems to be a driving force in Jacobs’ narrative and will be interesting to watch throughout the series. “I read about this everyday [on Twitter],” Jacobs revealed. “[Fans] took votes! Who does Lucas belong with? Does Lucas belong with Riley or does Lucas belong with Maya? What the overriding concern that I have, the writers have, is ‘what’s real?’. ‘What would happen today and why?’. If the series is called Girl Meets World, what’s the difference between this world and the last? What would that do to relationships? Are Cory and Topanga possible?” A VERY interesting question that Riley and Lucas will answer for us in time.
So what do you think the future holds for Riley and Lucas? Regardless of how it ends, we think watching these two grow up will be a fun process and we’ll be sticking around as long as possible for the ride.
Catch a new episode of Girl Meets World tonight at 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT, on Disney Channel.
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