The second season of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World ended in March, and season three is already planned for later this year. Whatever happens next, it will likely involve appearances by Ava Kolker, who has the recurring role of Ava Morgenstern. LA Fan Cultures Examiner recently asked Ava a few questions about her favorite parts of season two and what she’d like to see in the new season.
“I can’t imagine what will be next, but I know the writers will come up with another fantastic season,” she told us over e-mail. “I loved working with Ross Lynch and Laura Marano on [the episode] ‘Girl Meets World of Terror 2,’ and of course all of the suspense with the relationships between Lucas, Riley and Maya. And some of my favorite episodes were the three-parter ‘Girl Meets Texas.'”
Ava Morgenstern is the somewhat bratty, little bit bossy would-be girlfriend of Auggie Matthews, brother of series main character Riley Matthews. While the real Ava is nowhere near as much of a diva, she enjoys being able to play a character so different from her own personality.
“It’s been so fun, because I can step out of myself, and I think how would Ava feel about this? Then I go into it,” she explained, though she did tease, “I see more similarities in the Ava that develops in season three.”
One of the things that character and actress do have in common is the same first name. Ava revealed that naming her alter ego after her was an intentional choice by the Girl Meets World creative team.
“The reason we share a first name is the writers and [series creator] Michael Jacobs created the role of Ava Morgenstern for me, after I auditioned for another part, and they decided to keep my name,” she explained. “It actually makes it easier on set, because they don’t have to get confused as to what to call me.”
Like many Disney Channel performers, Ava is already being targeted for other projects within the Disney universe. “I am actually working on a new Disney Jr. animated series,” she told us, “where I will be the voice of a series regular new character. So I am very excited about bringing this new character to life.”
While that series is still in development, she’s appreciative of her role on Girl Meets World and the life lessons that she’s taken away from playing Ava Morgenstern. Asked what she’s learned, she told us, “I have to say to stand up to bullies, and to be true to yourself, and surround yourself with people who are truly your friends. Real friends are a very important part of growing up.”
“It’s been such an incredible experience that has been life changing for me,” she concluded, “as people of all ages see the show and love it, and it’s such a blessing to be part of it.”
Episodes of Girl Meets World air Fridays on Disney Channel.