Katie Holmes Reveals Why She Thinks A ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reboot Is A Bad Idea

Start playing Paula Cole’s theme tune! Katie Holmes recently spoke out against a revival of Dawson’s Creek, indicating that she has no plans to return to Capeside. The 43-year-old actor said, “We’ve definitely talked about it over the years,” in an interview with Screen Rant published on July 25. But I think the show perfectly captured the era and the place in our life that it represented.

Follow the lives of aspiring filmmaker Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek), his best friend Joey Potter (Holmes), who has had a crush on him since they were kids, Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson), and the new girl next door, Jen Lindley (Michelle Trachtenberg), in this Kevin Williamson series that ran from 1998 to 2003.

Williams) as they experience the ups and downs of puberty and high school. Holmes, who played in all six seasons of the WB series, has said that while she is “very grateful for the experience,” she does not believe that the show’s “magic” could ever be recreated.

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That you feel nostalgic about it is wonderful. So am I. But, do we really want to see them at that age? “It’s a joke,” she remarked. Actors Michelle Williams (age 41), James Van Der Beek (age 45), and Joshua Jackson (age 44) unanimously decided they did not want the series to be rebooted, she stated.

This isn’t the first time Holmes has expressed disapproval of a comeback. In 2016, the Secret actress stated on the Today Show that attempting a television series like Dawson’s Creek in 2022 would not have the same “certain appeal” as it did in the new millennium.

Getting Old! Actors Who Played Teens on TV Are Still Acting Like They’re in High School. Before the Internet became ubiquitous, she said. It was before iPhones, before this new form of communication, and it had a very ’90s vibe. I don’t think it’s possible to get the same kind of high in today’s environment.

Katie Holmes Reveals Why She Thinks A ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reboot Is A Bad Idea
Katie Holmes Reveals Why She Thinks A ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reboot Is A Bad Idea

These accusations are corroborated by Jackson, who joked to The Guardian in September 2021 that “nobody needs to hear [my character] Pacey grunting when he gets out of a chair,” saying that it’s less tempting for the actors to return when the characters they had played are teens.

The Dr. Death star believes that seeing the Friends cast now is less shocking than it would have been if they had all been teenagers when filming began. Putting two persons in their mid-40s on a couch together at the present time, with their creaking backs, might be surprising to onlookers.

Not everyone in the cast is on board with finally ditching the Creek. The actress who played Dawson’s mother Gail Leery, Mary-Margaret Humes, told People in March 2021 that she had written: “190 pages of an idea for a crossover to a reboot” for the popular adolescent show.

I don’t know if it’s going to amount to anything, but there’s a lot of excitement surrounding it, said the 68-year-old Floridian.

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