It’s hard to forget your favorite ’90s group of friends boy meets worldespecially Trina McGee as Angela, Topanga’s best friend, and Sean’s love interest.
No joke, they were friendship goals to the max:
Sure, they all appeared on screen, but Trina revealed more details about the racism she dealt with behind the scenes.
If you remember, a few years ago, Trina McGee open I was racist boy meets world When her representative Will Friedel called her “Aunt Jemima.”
Now, in an episode of Bud meets the worldTrina revealed the reason for not participating in the final series to her former cast.
“That’s a floor we haven’t covered. I’ve been told, kind of in a weird way, intermittently by a very important person, that you’re all gone [showrunner] Michael Jacobs, and I said, ‘We don’t want her in the last episode. It somehow takes our light. [That] It was the core of it. “
Co-hosts Ryder Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedel were stunned by the revelation.
“I remember after we recorded the show, I said to someone, ‘Why weren’t we on the last show? “Because I know the last show is going to be the ratings and the tears and all things. I had the impression that you guys got together and you didn’t want me on the last show, for some reason I was going to have some sparkle or something,” Trina continued.
“This has been really painful for me for a long time. To make it worse, people of color tend to look at things a bit more difficult sometimes. So my cousins called me saying, ‘Why weren’t you in the last episode?'”
Will quickly replied, “Can we tell for the record, Trina, that this never happened.” Danielle jumped, “I swear on my children – on the lives of my children.”
Trina warmly greeted her former castmates’ words, “I believe you. I can tell by your reactions. It’s been in my head for a long time, and I’ve never watched this show. I’ve always felt like, uh… it hurt me for so long.”
While the former cast members repaired their relationship, Trina talked more about what it was like for her to be the only black actor boy meets world.
Trina said the producer asked her to lighten her black color.
“Coming from the black sitcoms, I always had to get my black counter… Maybe my black counter went down to 2. I remember when I was doing the ‘Angela’s Ashes’ episode, somehow my black counter slipped and I was about to a 9. Michael came by To me his note was, “Hey Trina, just turn Telma Hopkins about eight degrees.”
“I knew exactly what he was talking about and I did. … There are a lot of things you guys are so lucky to have never thought about.”