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Former ‘Boy Meets World’ Actress-Turned-Porn Star Explains Why She Decided To Make The Switch

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For Gen X and Millenials (can we make “Xillenials” a thing?), ’90s T.V. holds a special place in our hearts. Sitcoms ruled the world in the ’90s — we had everything from Friends to Fresh Prince to Saved By the Bell, and who could forget Boy Meets World?

Luckily fans of these shows now have social media to get reacquainted with their favorite stars. Jennifer Aniston quite literally crashed Instagram when she joined back in October, and another ’90s sitcom star made waves with her Instagram account, although they led her to a totally new place.

Maitland Ward, best known until recently as Rachel McGuire on Boy Meets World, started to sense her career shift in 2013.

Please note that the following will include adult material.

At that point, Ward was dressing up in sexy cosplay costumes at comic conventions. 

“I had a publicist who was like, ‘Stop putting up sexy pictures. They will not hire you for anything if you do that. Once you get past 30, 35, they don’t hire you for doing sexy stuff. You should be auditioning to play Disney moms.'”

However, Maitland was not interested in that trajectory.

“He thought he was giving me good advice, but it just wasn’t my thing. I was typecast. I was seen as a wholesome comedy star, and I was trying to fight against that. I didn’t want to play a Disney mom.” 

It was then that she turned to Instagram and realized that many of her followers (she currently has one million) not only enjoyed her sexy cosplay, they wanted to see more.

From there Maitland started selling adult content on OnlyFans and Patreon, and the result was more than she ever dreamed.

“For 2018, I was the No. 1 adult-content creator for Patreon and it put the power back in my hands. Studios wouldn’t give me that.”

Her OnlyFans account has earned her as much as $62,000 a month.

After she saw the success and power she could cultivate through the adult entertainment industry, Ward started to go further. She started exploring with girl-on-girl content on OnlyFans which led her to a feature role in Drive by the pornography company Deeper.

The actress describes the adult film as:

“the can’t miss project of [her] career!”

Regarding her successful career change, Maitland says:

“It’s insane! At my age, to come in and become a porn star? I don’t have a label either. I’m just this grown woman who loves sex. One thing I really like is to surprise people, to shock them and to get them stirred up. I’m going to keep doing that.”

People are thrilled about the actress’s success.

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It seems that Maitland Ward’s success in the porn industry is just beginning.

As of this November, she was the face of Deeper.com for all of 2020.

It is truly inspirational to see a woman breezing past stigma into a world of success!

Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection is available here.

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Written by B Miller

Travel lover, dog Mom, Slytherin, future wifey.