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Check out Corey’s new interveiw that he did with emmys.com! He talks about Girl Meets World, acting, singing, etc!
So many of Girl Meets World adult cast and guest stars were child actors themselves. Do they offer an advice on being a child actor?
CF: It’s amazing that we get to work with most of the people from Boy Meets World. They do offer some advice and if we have problems or questions we can always go to them.
It’s great to have them as a resource because they got their start as children and made the successful transition from child actor to adult actor. So it’s been really great to be able to go to them for help if we need it.
Before our live tapings we would meet in Ben’s dressing room and have a discussion about the episode and about how the week went.
What do you think of your character, Farkle Minkus?
CF: I think he’s very interesting. I like that he is a loyal friend.
How is it maturing into adulthood at the same time your character does? Is that challenging as an actor, since what is happening to your character is happening in parallel to your real life?
CF: No, it is not difficult. When I started the show with this character, I think I was pretty similar to the way Farkle was, so it wasn’t too much like acting. He was an exaggerated version of my personality.
As I started maturing the writers came up with a way to have him grow up too so that he’s still [the same] character. And he’s still weird and quirky and fun, but he’s a little more mature.
A way we did that was through a wardrobe change, for example I don’t wear the turtlenecks anymore. And they gave me a little freedom with my hair. I don’t have to keep it in that long haircut anymore. I’m grateful that we were able to do all of that because it makes the character a lot more complex.
Do you have a favorite moment or scene from the show?
CF: A couple of my favorite moments have come up in the last few of episodes. We have this whole love triangle going on with Riley, Maya, and Lucas. Farkle gets involved and while I don’t agree with what he did, I really enjoyed doing those scenes with Rowan.
Do you have a favorite episode?
CF: I have a couple of favorite episodes. Acting-wise, it’s probably “Girl Meets 1961.” We were able to play our great ancestors from the 60’s. We were able to do some really fun things with that.