In a recent episode of “Pod Meets World,” Lance Bass guest starred and teased that “him and fellow actor Danielle Fishel have been working together to create a movie that recounts their time together.
“Lance and I are actually working on a movie about our love story and about our prom experience,” teased Fishel. “I dated Lance for about a year while I was on ‘Boy Meets World.’ It was my senior year and Lance came with me to my high school prom.”
Over the course of the podcast, Bass and Fishel recounted the story about how they both first met and fell in love.
During a live special in 1999, *NSYNC guest starred on “Boy Meets World.” Bass has a crush on Fishel and made Justin Timberlake get her number for him. The two of them dated while *NSYNC was on tour and Fishel was still filming.
Bass and Fishel ended up attending the prom with one another.
“I thought I was going to marry Lance. I had envisioned our future,” said Fishel. “I held onto hope for way too long that we were going to get back together and get married and have a family. … It turns out I’m not Lance’s type.”
Bass noted that going to prom was a big turning point in his life. By 2006, Bass came out as being gay publicly.
“The reason we wanted to make this prom story into a film, I think so many people can relate to that story; so many people in the LGBTQ community, their prom night was the night they were like, ‘Oh, wait a minute. This can’t happen anymore,’” said Bass.
Fishel adds that she had a vision for how their prom night would go and that Bass was nervous. Bass felt like he was hurting himself and Fishel by not being honest about what was going on in his life.
He felt that it would be best if he ended the relationship. Bass ended up breaking off the relationship two weeks after prom because he didn’t think that the distance between them was working.
The pair decided that their relationship would be a good story to turn into a film because Bass felt that so many people would be able to relate to their story.
“This was the catalyst for me that made me start to accept myself, which took a long time after that, but that was definitely the first little straw that broke,” said Bass.
As of yet there is no projected air date, but the script has been started being written by “Jurassic World’s” Lauren Lapkus and “Golden Arm’s” Mary Holland.
Nikki Indelicato is a Contributing Reporter at The National Digest based in New York. You can reach her at email@example.com.