‘Boy Meets World’ Star Trina McGee Opens Up About Being Discriminated On The Show, Says The Showrunner Asked Her To ‘Turn Down’ Her Blackness

 ‘Boy Meets World’ Star Trina McGee Opens Up About Being Discriminated On The Show, Says The Showrunner Asked Her To ‘Turn Down’ Her Blackness

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Trina McGee from the hit television series

Boy Meets World

opened up about her encounter with discrimination while being on the show, per Insider.

McGee who played the character Angela Moore on the show says, she was reminded by the showrunner, Michael Jacobs, to turn down her

“blackness.”

The actress got candid with her former costars Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Danielle Fishel on the episode of

“Pod Meets World”

podcast, where the former costars get together and reflect on different

“Boy Meets World”

episodes. McGee talked about coming from black sitcom shows and having to change up her speaking voice when acting on

“Boy Meets World.”

“Coming from Black sitcoms, I always had to have like a Black meter,” she said. Prior to starring in “Boy Meets World,”

McGee had been on episodes of

“A Different World,” “The Sinbad Show,” “Martin,” and “Family Matters.”

McGee says her

“black meter”

was at its lowest while acting on

“Boy Meets World”

but admitted to having a slip up when filming an episode dedicated to her character. 

“On ‘Boy Meets World,’ my Black meter was probably down to about a two,”

she said. During a season seven episode centered around Angela’s character called

“Angela’s Ashes,”

McGee said her

“Black meter was at about a nine.”

She said showrunner Michael Jacobs approached her and said

“just turn down the Telma Hopkins about eight notches,”

suggesting that she sounded like the jazz singer and sitcom star who played Harriette Winslow’s (Jo Marie Payton) sister Rachel Crawford on

“Family Matters.” 

McGee looks back and laughs at the comment saying,

“[I] knew exactly what he was talking about.”

McGee reminded her costars how

“lucky”

they were to not have to think about things like that.

“Sometimes, it was too much,” she added. 

#Clique, what are your thoughts?

Tatiana Tait

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