Yesterday we found out that Matthew Lawrence returned to Girl Meets World for one episode in Season 2. Today, Michael spilled some details to International Business Times at the ATX Festival on Matt’s (Jack’s) return.
Jacobs revealed that Lawrence was on set earlier this week to shoot his part – and that he played the part of Jack a little too well.
“Matty Lawrence comes in and he is playing Jack Hunter from 15 years ago –perfectly,” the series creator explained. “And I’m saying, that was a perfect take … throw it out.”
Jacobs said he told Lawrence to “show me the man.”
“Fifteen years have gone by and you are so used to these friends you grew up with that you don’t realize that all this time has gone by,” he continued. “Show me the man. And he just turned around and turned back and grew 15 years.”
Jacobs added that afterwards the scene between Lawrence’s character Jack and Will Friedle’s character Eric ended up “radically different and wonderful.” “They don’t understand that they’re not the 12 year old [kids] they used to be,” he said, explaining that part of the importance for “Girl Meets World” is seeing the growth of these characters.