Former TV star Maitland Ward’s new series should be called Girl Meets Porn.
The onetime star of Disney’s Boy Meets World (she played Rachel McGuire) and Bold and the Beautiful has taken her career in a raunchy new direction.
The 42-year-old actress tells In Touch Weekly she recently made her debut in porn feature film Drive.
“They asked me to be a part of this, and I thought, ‘I never knew there was anything in adults or porn or whatever that was this well done.’ I read the script, and I was like, ‘This is really, really well-written,’” she told In Touch.
This has so many themes in this and just my character is so different than anything I have portrayed before.”
In a typical porno trope, her character starts outs “innocent” but emerges from her prudish shell.
“I really got to set myself free with this and really express myself in a way that I haven’t done before,” she said.
“I don’t think my fans have seen me like this before — really, they haven’t. It’s just very deep sensuality, and I think that is a really fun way to play an explorer, and I got to do things that I wouldn’t have thought in the past. Just these sexual situations that are sort of taboo.”
Since retiring from “acting,” Ward has emerged as a sexy cosplay superstar with hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers who salivate at her periodic nudity.
And she liked the amorous auteur’s vision.
“I was just floored when (director) Kayden Kross came to me. I was like, ‘Wow, this is the kind of stuff that I want to do,’” she said.
“Because I think it can be more mainstream, where people can enjoy the script and enjoy what is going on and is like, ‘Wow, this is a really hot sexual situation.’”
An admitted exhibitionist, Ward said she considered doing porn for a long time.
“I started doing this kind of film, professional stuff, not very long ago — only a couple months ago,” she said.
“I felt ready. It wasn’t like I was saying, ‘Oh, I want to do this all along,’ but it was like, ‘I need to do this.’ I really feel that quality stuff and the hot sex stuff can be together, and I really want that.”