Did you know that one of the reasons Maitland Ward was hired on Boy Meets World was because of her hair color? Indeed! “They were like, ‘We want the red hair to look different on the show and stuff because it’s different from other people,” the 42-year-old tells In Touch exclusively about her Disney gig.

While the Drive actress is naturally a redhead, she first starred on television with a lighter hue. “I was very blonde and very virginal and very innocent, and I was in real life. Kind of,” she says while laughing. “I did a TV movie where I had to dye my hair dark — pretty black. So, when they had to get it out, the person — she shouldn’t have put such a permanent color on my hair, but when they did, they had to get it out. I am naturally this reddish warm, so they had to do it in parts so they wouldn’t mess your hair up completely. When they took out the first layers of it, it was this auburn color, and everyone was giving me compliments on it. I was like, ‘It’s not bad. Maybe I should try it for a little.’ Actually, four months later, I got Boy Meets World.”

Maitland Ward Wearing a Blue Tank Top
Courtesy of Maitland Ward/Instagram

Maitland has been quite busy these days, but she hopes to possibly remake one of her favorite movies Bad Santa into a “twister version” in the future. The entertainer also thinks she would be “good at playing that character in When Harry Met Sally.” She adds, “I could have the orgasm literally in the diner, for real. I wouldn’t be faking. That diner would be popular.”

Another dream of Maitland’s is to play Batman since she is into cosplay and Comic-Con characters. “I love how Ruby Rose does her thing. It’s really hot,” she says. So, who would play opposite of her on the big screen? “I was saying I want to do a Jason Momoa Aquaman [movie] — he can really perform.”

Maitland Ward Taking a Selfie
Courtesy of Maitland Ward/Instagram

The California native is taking the adult film industry by storm as she just won three AVN awards and three XBIZ awards. As for what’s next for the starlet? “We are working on a big feature to film this year [for Deeper.com and Vixen], and we plan on making it like — where it should be, of course — this mainstream, full-length quality, but we are taking it further where you can take out the sex and take out a lot of it and submit it to festivals, so it would be both ways,” she reveals.

2020 is definitely Maitland’s year!

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