Trina McGee, who played Angela on ‘Boy Meets World,’ says she was asked to ‘turn down’ her ‘Black meter’

Trina McGee, who portrayed Angela Moore on “Boy Meets World” spoke during the “Pod Meets World" podcast.

Another “Boy Meets World” mystery was solved during a recent episode of the rewatch podcast, “Pod Meets World.” Trina McGee, who portrayed Angela Moore during the final three seasons of the sitcom, revealed why she wasn’t part of the series finale.

“This is some ground we have not covered. I was told, in kind of a weird, off-handed way by a very important person, that you guys all went to [showrunner] Michael Jacobs, and you said, ‘We don’t want her in the last episode. She’s somehow taking our light.’ [That] was the gist of it,” said McGee, who played Shawn Hunter’s (Rider Strong) girlfriend on the show. “I was told that after I shot what was the show before the last episode, which was called ‘Angela’s Ashes’ when I left. When Michael announced to me, we’re going to do another show on Angela, I was so happy, not knowing this was going to be the show before the last show.”

Co-hosts Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle were shocked and appalled over that claim — and felt awful that she was told that 22 years ago.

“I remember after we taped the show, I had said to a person, ‘Why aren’t we on the last show?’ Because I know the last show was going to be the one with the ratings and the crying and all the stuff. I was under the impression that y’all got together and did not want me in the last show, for some reason I was going to take some shine or something to that effect,” she continued. “That was really hurtful to me for a long time. To make it worse, people of color tend to look into things a little harder sometimes. So I had cousins calling me, saying, ‘How come you weren’t in the last episode? They just gave you that whole show so that you’d be distracted and wouldn’t be in the show with the real ratings?’ Several of my cousins, my family members were telling me this… I have honestly had that in my head for 20 years.”

Trina McGee in 2017.Tara Ziemba / Getty ImagesFriedle was not happy about the claim. “Can we say for the record, Trina, that never happened,” he said. “That’s not competitiveness, that’s sociopathy. This pisses me off. This is next level.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/trina-mcgee-played-angela-boy-meets-world-says-was-asked-turn-black-me-rcna48305


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