Adam Scott Opens Up About ‘Awkward Interactions’ On ‘Boy Meets World’ Set

Adam Scott Opens Up About ‘Awkward Interactions’ On ‘Boy Meets World’ Set

Adam Scott attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills on January 13 in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Adam Scott attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills on January 13 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Long before Adam Scott’s memorable work in Breakupfor which he earned two Emmy nominations last year, and earlier To party and Parks and recreationhe appeared in several episodes of the 1990s sitcom TGIF boy meets the world. Not that he remembers it fondly. At all.

Scott explained this on Monday’s episode of Pod meets the worldthe rewatch podcast hosted by his former co-stars Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong and Will Friedle.

“It was the first time I was on a real set built on a stage,” said Scott, who played Senior in a second-season episode, which aired in 1994, and then Griff on three more episodes that aired in 1994. and 1995. “When I came back later, it was the same, where I just couldn’t believe how perfect everything was, and the air was that perfect temperature, crisp and cool all the time, and there was food everywhere. Everyone was so nice. And so, you know, I had no idea how I should behave… It was a completely foreign environment. I was so nervous and I freaked out the whole time but, at the same time, thought, ‘Wow, that’s really, like, high livin.’ … I remember it very well because it was a whole new environment.”

‘Boy Meets World’ cast members Will Friedle, Rider Strong, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel post in this undated photo. (Photo: ABC/courtesy Everett Collection)

Scott had previously appeared in a 1992 REM music video and the 1994 short-lived series Died at 21but nothing as big as boy meets the world.

He was in his early twenties and most of his co-stars were teenagers. Still, Scott admitted that he had been too nervous to approach them and say hello.

“Do you even remember I was there?” Scott asked, explaining that he had two different “awkward interactions” on the show that showed he “had no idea how to behave” at the time.

“Literally, it’s been shooting at me for 29 years,” Scott said of the first. He remembers being backstage with co-stars Ethan Suplee and Blake Soper as they watched the second season finale scene being filmed.

“The scene ends…everyone breaks out and starts clapping. Blake and Ethan give me high five and hug, they come over to me and high five and clap,” Scott said. “Then Blake and Ethan come up to you, Rider, and they give you a high five and a hug and after I do that I’m like, ‘Hey, congratulations, mate’ and I give you a hug. a high five, and I walk in and hug you. And while I’m doing that, you push me away and give me this look like, ‘Wait a second, who the hell are you?’ then you ran away.”

The story made everyone happy. Strong said he didn’t remember the encounter and it wasn’t like him, as he’s usually a hugger.

“To some degree, that means it wasn’t a traumatic experience for you,” Scott said. “But I just remember going, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no! I’m sorry! What just happened? No, no, no.'”

Looking back, Scott said he could understand the 15-year-old’s reaction to a stranger. However, Fishel disagreed, pointing out that Scott had appeared on the show multiple times by then, so he was no stranger.

“Again, I had no idea what I was supposed to do,” Scott said. “It seemed like we were all meant to be happy and hug but, oh my god, it was awful.”

Because of this incident, Scott was surprised to learn that the show wanted him back for a Season 3 episode.

He also recalls that around the same time he was scouring the internet for any mention of himself. One of her discoveries was a message on the message board by someone claiming that he knew Topanga (Fishel) and that, according to her, no one liked Scott.

Fishel assured Scott that it was not from her.

“On the one hand, it just wasn’t true. Nobody liked you, that wasn’t the situation,” she said. “The second reason was that I didn’t talk about boy meets the world at school. If someone asked me a question, I would, but it wasn’t super cool to be away from school all the time. And I was in a new school, I would have been in seventh grade at that time.”

Scott was not surprised that boy meets the world stopped calling after its fourth appearance, though the show continued for another four-plus years.

“As an actor who hates himself,” Scott said, “I just thought, ‘Oh, they finally figured out I can’t do this, and I’m terrible,’ and I never posed of questions.”

Later in the decade, Scott had a recurring role on another teen show, the drama party of five. His breakout role won’t arrive until the 2008 film Will Ferrell Half brothers.

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