Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The year was 1998. I was working as a teen editor covering an 'N Sync event at Disney World in Orlando which wasn't unusual at that time. Between our interviews and photo shoots, we ran into some of the cast members of ABC's Boy Meets World. As you know, Disney owns ABC and oftentimes their press events would be filled with ABC stars.
None of us even batted an eye at the sight of Boy Meets World star Rider Strong who played the part of Shaun Hunter. He was nothing to us by 1998. At that point 'N Sync and other boy bands were all the rage to our readers. Several minutes after the Rider Strong sighting, a Disney publicist approached us asking that we refrain from speaking with or photographing Mr. Rider Strong. The editors and I looked at each other and burst out laughing. "Rider, seriously? Get over yourself," we joked.
Rider Strong, aside from a bit part on Bones and a role in the film Cabin Fever, who really cares about Rider Strong in 2010? Lame. Big egos are such a turn-off. Oh, and Rider, I'm waiting for your apology. Just saying.