Rowan Blanchard is taking on the role of Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley. She is perfect. Like, seriously? She’s got so much little girl swag. Can you picture this itty-bit wearing a backwards cap, sassing her way through middle school and riding a vinyl skateboard? OK, maybe that’s not what her character will be like at all, but if she’s anything like her mom and dad she will be a bit of a smart ass and a bit of a lovable screw up. Creator Michael Jacobs said,“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews.Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”
I hope the show remains down to earth and smart in its simplicity the way Boy Meets World was. I think we’re a bit over saturated with shows about teenagers who want to be famous or glamorous in some way. I’d like a few more shows that are just about what it’s like to grow up and come of age, instead of farcical plots about becoming a famous blogger, pop singer and fashionista.
Anyway, we did a bit of face math to see if Rowan is really what Cory and Topanga’s kid would actually look like. Let’s just say, we’re better off with Rowan. She looks a bit like Derpina.