Joshua Jackson, who played second fiddle Pacey to titular star James Van Der Beek’s Dawson on Dawson’s Creek, has said that a reunion for the nearly two decades old 90’s hit isn’t entirely off the table.
Joshua Jackson, if you are old enough to remember, first began grabbing fangirls as Pacey on the TV teen soap, a soap that launched the careers of Jackson, Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams. (Along with Van Der Beek, the three were the show’s stars and main characters.)
Now that Katie Holmes has been freed from the clutches of Tom Cruise, Joshua Jackson says, a reunion may be in the cards.
Actually, Jackson didn’t say any of that. But he did say “never say never,” to die-hard Dawson’s Creek fans. Jackson now stars on the show Fringe and has a larger adult female fan base, which differs from his original swarms of screaming fangirls circa 1996.
Of Fringe vs. Dawson, Jackson explains:
“There’s a sort of rabid passion that goes with being a young, teenage, particularly ‘girl fan,’ which I have a little bit of experience with,” says Jackson, alluding to his role as Pacey Witter in the ’90s teen dramedy Dawson’s Creek. “That can be a little bit overwhelming. But the Fringe fans, by and large, are just passionate, which I really enjoy. I appreciate that.”
When asked by The Hollywood Reporter about the possibility of a reunion, Joshua Jackson wasn’t exactly hopeful, but he didn’t give it a definite kibosh:
“Well, we killed the show so I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” he says, conceding: “Never say never. If I’m out of work for enough years, absolutely. We’ll be old and gray and nasty by the time (that happens).”
Would you tune it to watch Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek reprise their roles on Dawson’s Creek?