BSCkids recent got the chance to talk with Auggie Maturo, one of the stars of Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World.” He plays the precocious son of Cory [Ben Savage] and Topanga [Danielle Fishel] Matthews. The second season of show premiered on May 11. At only seven years old he has a resume that is composed of high profile projects that actors twice his age are still working on building, and he is not slowing down anytime soon.
BSCkids: Auggie Maturo
How is your work on the Girl Meets World Going? Can you tell us a little bit about your character?
It’s going GREAT! My character is Auggie, Riley’s little brother and the youngest child of Cory and Topanga. He loves his family and he’s very silly and funny.
What has been your favorite story on the show so far?
My favorite story is “Girl Meets Brother” because you get to see the relationship of Riley with Auggie, and Auggie got to have great scenes with Maya. Also there were great “Boy Meets World” flashbacks in the episode.
When did you first decide you wanted to act? How did you get the part on the show?
I first decided I wanted to act after being in a church play. I loved being on the stage and told my mom I wanted to do it more, so she found me an agent. I got the part on “Girl Meets World” by auditioning for it.
Any funny behind the scenes stories you can tell us about?
Well, the whole cast likes to pull pranks on each other, it’s like a prank war. One time Rowan put toilet paper all over Ben’s dressing room. On Peyton’s birthday I told him I got his celebrity crush, Selena Gomez, to come visit him on set. But it was just a life-size cardboard cutout! He keeps it in his dressing room now.
Riley or Maya (the characters not the actresses) who is your favorite and why?
Well it’s hard to pick any favorite on the show because they are all so different. I love them the same. Riley and Maya are so great because they are opposites and go great together.
Who is currently playing on your iPod, that is if your parents let you have one yet?
Yes I have an iPod and right now we play Sabrina Carpenter’s album over and over. I know all the words!
Can you tell us some of your hobbies?
I love doing science experiments so I started a YouTube channel with my little brother Ocean to teach other little kids how to do them. It’s called AugustMaturoChannel. I also love baseball and I played on a little league team. I also love to write stories!
Do you share any similarities with Auggie?
I am like Auggie because I’m loving and smart, and we look alike 🙂
How supportive has your family been about your acting?
My family is very supportive. My mom had to quit her job to help me do my acting full time. Every time we have a live show my family is there to watch me, too.
How do you find time for school work and hanging with your friends.
Well I’m lucky to be on a show with a lot of kids, so we always have fun on set. I do 4 hours of school on set, and the times I’m not working I go to a regular school and I have lots of friends.
Have you seen Boy Meets World episodes? How was it when some of them came back to the show for appearances?
I have seen all of season 1, because that’s the season that’s appropriate for my age. When I’m older I will see the rest. Whenever a character from “Boy Meets World” guest stars on our show, my mom will find an episode with them on YouTube so I can see what they were like and how they fit into the story. It’s so exciting when they come to our show!
Who has been your favorite actor/actress you have met and what have you learned from them?
My favorite has been Will Friedle who plays my uncle Eric! The week on set we were all laughing so hard. I learned from him that sometimes you can take a funny scene and make it even funnier by adding your own personality to it.
Do you get recognized on the street, what is your best fan story?
I do get recognized on the street and people are always very nice. One time I was at a mall and just playing with some kids around a fountain. Nobody mentioned GMW. The next day on my Facebook the mother of the kids posted a very nice comment saying that she recognized me and my little brother, and just wanted to say how nice and polite we were. That was nice.
If you could have a career like someone in acting who would it be like?
I would like to be like Ronald Reagan, who started as an actor but then became president!
What is/was your favorite Disney show, besides your own show and why?
I love them all but I have to say I love “Dog with a Blog” because of Stan. I love dogs.
Tell us a bit about your YouTube channel and why we should all be subscribing.
Well, on my channel you can just see me being myself at home. My little brother is 3 years old and is my assistant and he is SO FUNNY! Also you can learn to make cool stuff like homemade slime or a lava lamp.
How important is science for kids?
It’s so important because it gives your brain exercise!
Tell us why everyone should tune into the Girl Meets World?
Girl Meets World is so funny, but it also teaches you life lessons. Every episode teaches a different lesson in a fun way.
Where can we find you on social media?
You can find me on: