Maitland Ward got her big start in TV as Rachel McGuire during the last two seasons of Boy Meets World, but now she's pivoted to a new form of entertainment. In an interview with In Touch Weekly, Ward spoke about her first appearance in a five-part adult feature film titled Drive, which is not to be confused with the violent film starring Ryan Gosling and lots of synthesizers.
Ward explained her role in Drive is "so different than anything [she] has portrayed before." The 42-year-old added, "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."
She didn't always plan to get into the porn industry, but somewhere down the line she "slowly" came around to the idea. After getting heavily involved with cosplay over the past few years, she said she became something of "an exhibitionist."
Earlier this year, she started performing in professional adult films. Aside from Drive, she's already starred in scenes for Brazzers and Blacked, according to a social media campaign from August.
"It’s all been my authentic journey because everything that I have done along the way is something I wanted to explore and do, and I just did it publicly for my fans, that is the exhibitionist style of me," she continued. "I wanted to take them along for the journey, and it’s been a really fun, crazy adventure and there is still stuff to explore."
Drive will be available on Oct. 4.