Katie Holmes may have diagnosed the problem with our entire society, when she explained why a Dawson’s Creek reunion would never work in the modern era. Having ended in 2003, the problems facing teens and twentysomethings of that era are nothing like the world those same age groups now face. While a Dawson’s Creek reunion or revival might have been limited by the fact that many of the show’s stars are busy with their own projects, Holmes says the biggest hurdle to overcome would be the actual setting and the fact that the characters would now be unrelatable.
Katie Holmes details the biggest problem facing a Dawson’s Creek reunion
From 1998 through 2003, Dawson’s Creek kept fans tuned in to the lives of Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes), Pacey (Joshua Jackson), and Jen (Michelle Williams), so it comes as no surprise that the show tops the reunion wish list for television reboots. Even a TV movie would be a big draw for fans eager to see how the Dawson’s Creek leads have lasted through the years. Leave it to Katie Holmes to come along and burst everyone’s bubble, but then again, she may have a very good point.
“When I look back at the show, it had a certain charm that was available,” reminisces Ms. Holmes. “It was before the Internet really took over, it was before iPhones, it was before this kind of new form of communication, and it had this certain feeling that was of the ’90s. I don’t think that in today’s world, you could achieve that same kind of feeling.”
While she makes a good point, it seems Katie is commenting on society in general, aside from how the current state of things might influence a Dawson’s Creek reunion. The modern conveniences of today’s world have us all staring at screens big and small to communicate with one another, instead of facing our friends, family, and neighbors in real face-to-face encounters. Ultimately, this leaves us feeling disconnected and alone in an increasingly cold and cruel world and it may be having a greater effect on us than we would like to believe.
Touched With Fire helps Katie Holmes support first-time directors
Following the New York premiere of Touched with Fire at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center on Wednesday night, the cast and crew attended an after-party, where the successful opening was celebrated. The film centers around poets Carla (Katie Holmes) and Marco (Luke Kirby), as they confront the triggers for their bipolar disorders and discover that their relationship is the biggest obstacle to recovery.
The film is based on first-time filmmaker Paul Dalio’s own past struggle with self-identity and the feelings of being alienated, which ultimately led to depression and institutionalization. The Touched with Fire director described the experience as “the shame of being a freak and not knowing who you are anymore — and then, romanticizing your difference. The heaven and hell we all go through”.
Katie Holmes was eager to take a chance on Touched with Fire and on director Dalio. The actress-turned-director points out that she has often worked with first-time directors and that she herself had her directorial debut with the soon to be released All We Had.
“It’s so helpful when people are excited and they support you, so I try to do that with other first-time filmmakers.”
Ms. Holmes has recently been cast to star as Jacqueline Kennedy in the upcoming miniseries The Kennedys After Camelot.
Touched with Fire, starring Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, and Christine Lahti, was released in theaters on February 12.
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