Maitland Ward says Boy Meets World co-star Will Friedle refuses to watch her in porn
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Maitland Ward has said that one of her Boy Meets World co-stars told her he wouldn't be watching her porn after she announced her career change in 2019.
The former Disney actor made her name in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, before hopping over to sitcom Boy Meets World for the final two seasons of the show's run.
She went on to appear in 2004 movie White Chicks, but in 2007 announced her retirement from mainstream acting.
12 years later she declared that she was returning for more adult productions, and also released a memoir detailing her experiences with Hollywood.
After announcing that she was going to go into the porn industry, Ward said she 'hasn't heard a word' from some of her Boy Meets World co-stars, but lifted the lid on one of her fellow actors being more supportive of her choice - even if he's said he won't be watching.
One of Ward's co-stars on the show was Will Friedle, who now works as a voice actor with Batman Beyond, Kim Possible and Amazon Prime's The Legend of Vox Machina among the long list of projects he's worked on.
Ward told the Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast that she ran into her co-star just after her first adult film was released and said he was supportive of her.
She said: "He [was] saying how supportive he was of me, but he won’t watch anything.
"I actually ran into Will at a Comic Con right after my first film was released."
"And he was like, 'OK, I don’t want to see anything. I won’t see anything that you do, but I’m happy you’re happy.'"
The 46-year-old also said she had been in touch with one of her and Friedle's fellow Boy Meets World co-stars, Trina McGee, saying she 'supported me in the beginning'.
Ward said that none of her former co-stars had contacted her to criticise her decision to go into porn, though as she was not invited back for rebooted show Girl Meets World, and 'the only cast member not to be on the show' she wonders if some of them didn't want her back.
The actor has opened up about what really goes on at 16-hour day porn shoots, revealing that only 'about an hour and a half of that is sex'.
The rest of the day is filming other scenes and working on dialogue, with Ward saying she's had to memorise monologues that are about three pages long in the scripts.