During the 1990s, a series was broadcast that became very popular: Learning to live. Actors such as Ben Savage, Lee Norris or Danielle Fishel, who gave life to the nice Topanga Lawrence. Several years after this production ended, the famous accused the creator of Learning to Live of generating a toxic environment and that he suffered humiliation from him.
The interpreter of Topanga along with her former companions of the series, Rider Sting and Will Friedle launched Pod Metes World, a podcast where they comment on some anecdotes they experienced while recording Learning to live. It was in that conversation that the actress recounted the humiliations she experienced because of Michael Jacobs, the creator of the series.
The actress pointed out that on the first day of rehearsals Michael gathered all the actors to give him feedback on their performances and when he addressed her, he humiliated her in front of everyone.
“Michael said to me, ‘Danielle, I’m going to give you your notes all at once and last, and I’m going to give the rest of them individually now, because if I get everyone to sit down and listen to everything I have to say, we’d be here. for hours and no one would come home. He stopped at my every sentence and he told me what he wanted, what he was doing wrong and how slow he needed to speak.”
Danielle mentioned that comment and The attitude of the creator of the series made her feel bad and she was about to cry.
“From that moment I remember that my eyes filled with tears because I was in front of everyone. Every producer, every writer, every cast and every eye was on me for a second.”
On the other hand, the actress said that she was not the first choice to play Topanga and that in the rehearsal the creator of the series threatened to replace her. The next day, Danielle came back after making some changes and because of this she received a round of applause from the cast and Jacobs also congratulated her for doing “exactly what I asked you to do.”
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