After 20 years of starring on the hit show that catapulted their successful careers, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, and Joshua Jackson have reunited to celebrate Dawson's Creek's anniversary with Entertainment Weekly.
Also joining the original four residents from the fictional town, Capeside, Massachusetts, were cast members Busy Phillips, Kerr Smith, Meredith Monroe, and Mary Beth Pail.
The show became an instant classic due to its portrayal of real-life teenage problems involving sex, relationships, and transitioning into adulthood. Now, after moving on with their lives and careers, the cast opened up about what the show, and each other, meant to them.
Return To Capeside
The cast, along with the show's creator, Kevin Williamson, sat down with EW and spoke about the joy of being reunited. The cast hadn't seen each other much over the years because of their busy schedules and personal lives, but they commented on the magic the show created and the friendships they formed thereafter.
"When something affects you while you were growing up, it kind of stays in there forever. When you're so permeable and open and trying to figure out who you are and what's going on, whatever reaches you in those moments really becomes part of you," Williams stated.
Always fun to get together with old friends... Thanks @entertainmentweekly for putting it all together. Humbled & honored #blessed #DawsonsCreek @katieholmes212 @vancityjax A post shared by James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) on Mar 28, 2018 at 8:06am PDT
Williams, who played the troublesome Jen Lindley, is best friends with her former co-star Phillips who played Audrey Liddell. Holmes, who portrayed leading lady Joey Potter, stated that although the cast had seen each other throughout the years, it was never long enough.
As for a Dawson's Creek reboot, don't bet on it! Williamson didn't seem to be open to the idea of rebooting the classic series, saying that the show ended five years into the future for a reason.
"Let it stay there and live in its nostalgia and its nostalgic universe," Williamson commented.
Dawson's Creek ran from 1998 to 2003 for six seasons. Van Der Beek starred as aspiring writer and director Dawson Leary, who had an on-and-off relationship with his best friend, Joey. Jackson portrayed Pacey Whitaker who also falls for Joey and in the finale of the show ends up with her.