We talked to Darby Anne Walker, the actress who plays Darby (or Yobi as of recent!) on Girl Meets World, and The Voice’s new #TeamMiley contestant. We got her take on the experience of being on Girl Meets World, and fashion tips she always stands by!
How did you get your job on Girl Meets World?
I started out as being background on the pilot of Girl Meets World and everything sort of snowballed from there.
What’s it like working on the Show?
Working on Girl Meets World was such a wonderful experience, to be surrounded by people who were so in sync and so creative was magical to watch and I’m very grateful I was able to be a part of that.
How’s being a talking extra different from being on the cast?
I honesty don’t love the labels. Almost every ‘back round’ classroom kid that worked on that show had been there since either the pilot or the first season. I don’t consider myself to be separate from 'cast or crew or whatever you want to call it. We all showed up, we all worked and put in our time and energy consistently week after week, and we all shared the passion to make that show wonderful.
Do you get styled for your character or do you choose your clothes?
The wardrobe department was in charge of styling everyone. You may have noticed Sarah always wore flowers in almost every single one of her outfits. I’d say the department got a feel for everyones vibes or the vibes for everyones character and went from there.
What’s Darby like? Did you create a backstory for her?
I created the character for myself during the pilot, thats where it all began. It began with my crazy over the top reactions and it grew from there. Darby is a quirky girl who doesn’t really care what other people think of her hence her relationship with Yogi. Her and Sarah are friends and although she may not of had too much to say she said everything she needed to with her facial expressions. She’s defiantly a wildcard haha.
Do you have any other projects planned?
I have a lot of exciting things in the works! I’m really looking forward to all thats to come and am so happy and grateful that all of my internet family will be with me on this ride!
Give our Fashion of GMW readers 1 fashion tip!
One fashion tip I always stand by is; if you like something WEAR IT! I am constantly playing with different textures and layers, personally I cannot get enough of either of them because I like when my clothes have dimension. Go BOLD and wear what you want. I don’t follow trends, I think trends are silly, I wear cloths that reflect who I am as a person. I’d rather have a sense of style completely unique and tailored to who I am over what everyone else is wearing any day.
Thank you Darby for this interview! We CANNOT WAIT to see you SLAY on The Voice!
“I just want people to see that this is who I am right now. I’m not saying I’ve never been myself,” she clarifies. “Who I was on the last record was really who I am. It’s just myself has been a lot of different people because I change a lot.”
“I think my connection with trans people is: You should be able to change and be who you are at any time,” she says. “Like, you should not be glued to gender, to age, to race; those things should not define you.”