Katie Holmes likes Dawson’s Creek right where it is — in the past.
Us Magazine is reporting that Holmes, 36, is happy with where the series left off and doesn’t want to see that updated.
“I don’t know, does it work today?” Holmes said. “I don’t want them to grow up. You know, it’s kind of like your parents — they never get out of their fifties, that’s where they are.”
Holmes finished her run on the seminal series, which ran from 1998 until 2003. The show followed the lives and loves of Holmes’ Joey Potter, James Van Der Beek’s Dawson Leery, Michelle Williams’ Jen Lindley and Joshua Jackson’s Pacey Witter and ended with the cast in their mid-20’s having just completed college. Joey decides to move to New York City and become a book editor. More importantly, Joey chooses Pacey over Dawson in the end.
“We just did it, we all enjoyed it,” Holmes said of the five years she and the Dawson’s Creek cast spent. “It was of a certain time, it was pre-Internet. There was an innocence there.”
Holmes says that she sees her former castmates once in a while. Holmes often shares the same red carpet as Jackson and his girlfriend Diane Kruger, and occasionally seeing Williams out and about.
“Every now and then… I just saw Michelle, I just saw her in Cabaret, she was amazing,” Holmes said. “So we all run into each other now and then.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Holmes’ is far too busy raising daughter Suri, 9, whom she shares with ex-husband Tom Cruise. Holmes has also been cast to join the cast of Showtime’s popular series Ray Donovan. In Season 3, Holmes plays Paige Finney, the daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney. Paige will soon become entangled with Liev Schreiber’s Ray Donovan character when producer Finney enlists Donovan’s services.
“It has been a wonderful experience because the show is already established, I’ve been a fan of the show,” she said. “My character is a challenge for me because she’s a bit of a femme fatale, which I’ve really never played before. She’s very strong, and she is complicated. I don’t even know how to describe her. But it’s a wonderful experience working with the cast, and I’m really enjoying it.”
Holmes has been keeping busy working. She co-starred in 2003’s Pieces of April, widely considered Holmes’ best acting job. Holmes was also in 2005’s Batman Begins, the most successful film Holmes has worked on. She has also performed on Broadway in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Her turn in Ray Donovan will begin on July 12 of this year.
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