L’attrice Trina McGee parla delle sue difficili esperienze sul set durante le riprese della serie di successo “Boy Meets World”. McGee ha iniziato a interpretare Angela Moore, l’interesse amoroso e compagno di classe di Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), nel 1997, e ha continuato con la serie fino al 2000, secondo IMDb. Inoltre, McGee è poi tornata per lo spinoff di “BMW”, “Girl Meets World”, per riprendere il ruolo di Angela in un episodio andato in onda nel 2015.
Trina McGee was compared to Aunt Jemima on set by Will Friedle
Trina McGee has revisited an insensitive joke Will Friedle made about her on the set of "Boy Meets World." McGee recently chatted with her "BMW" costars, Friedle, Rider Strong, and Danielle Fishel for the "Pod Meets World" podcast. They recalled McGee being compared to Aunt Jemima by Friedle when she wore a red hat to set. McGee had previously mentioned the incident in 2020 and said via Instagram that she and Friedle had since made up. Friedle stated that at the time, he recognized "no cultural significance to that whatsoever." He explained, "... [McGee was] part of the cast, so that means I'm gonna make fun of [her] ... That's as far as my dumb*** privileged mind saw it." Friedle then said that he "walked by and [said] 'Love your syrup'" to McGee.
McGee became upset by the ignorant remark and educated Friedle on why it "was not okay" to compare her to the character. Friedle said he was "mortified," and this experience made him realize, "You can't just throw things out there because you think it's funny and walk away." McGee concluded by stating, "You become part of the issue nowadays when you have to move in spaces with people of color and you don't really have to by right, but it would behoove you by right to learn about them as much as you can."