Danielle Fishel Recalls When Ben Affleck Saved Her & She Almost Bled on Him

Danielle Fishel

If you're an early 30s-something female, I'm willing to bet that you identify in some way (even a little) with Topanga Lawrence, the character played by Danielle Fishel on the hit '90s series Boy Meets World. The 33-year-old actress is now reprising her role on Disney's Girl Meets World, in which she plays a grownup Topanga, happily married to childhood sweetheart Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and trying to navigate life with their own daughter.

But that's not what we're going to talk about right now. Right now, we're going to talk about the time when Ben Affleck rescued Danielle Fishel from five-inch heels and fishnet stockings.


Because that apparently happened, friends. Danielle recently penned a memoir titled, Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness, and it details some very interesting details of the child star's life.

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Like the time she was rescued by the "terrifyingly handsome" Ben Affleck. In chapter three of the book, Danielle describes a Halloween party to which she decided to wear five-inch heels. She said she tripped on an uneven walkway and landed "splayed out on the ground," suffering from torn fishnets and a bloody lip.

While some fellow onlookers chose to laugh at her predicament, she found herself being scooped up and carried to safety by a famous actor. She recalled thinking at the time, once she realized her knight in shining armor's identity, "This handsome giant is Ben freaking Affleck, and you might bleed on him."

Yup, that's pretty much what we'd be thinking too.

Are you surprised at all by Ben Affleck's chivalrous nature?


Image via Danielle Fishel/Instagram

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