Things got a little awkward when Katie Holmes was asked who was the better kisser out of her old Dawson’s Creek love interests — Dawson (James Van Der Beek) or Pacey (Joshua Jackson)? Holmes was promoting her upcoming film Touched By Fire on The Late Late Show when host James Corden decided to lay down the question every 90s television fan would’ve wanted to know.
Holmes squirmed in the hot seat as Corden pressed on, laughing and shouting, “I can’t!”
Then she posed the question, “Who do you think?”
Corden played it up saying, “I think the Beek because I would get straight up in his grill.”
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Holmes wouldn’t answer who was the better kisser in the end. Fortunately, Ryan Reynolds saved the day. The actor was also on the show to promote his hit movie Deadpool.
Reynolds said, “I went to high school with Josh and I can tell you he’s a great kisser. I actually did go to high school with Josh.”
Holmes said, “Well if he said so, I mean…”
So as it turns out, Corden was forced to name Joshua Jackson as the victor. Funny enough, while Dawson’s Creek was airing, Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes dated off-screen as well as on-screen. As we all know, the torrid love triangle between Dawson, Joey, and Pacey went on for years. In the series finale, it was revealed that Joey finally picked Pacey, to the delight of many fans.
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It seems as if every time Katie Holmes makes a public appearance promoting a new film, the chances of a Dawson’s Creek reunion are brought up. So far, the whole cast has been asked numerous times at several events, but it sounds like Holmes had the last word on why a Dawson’s Creek reunion wouldn’t work. As the Inquisitr reported, Holmes said that given the time period the show took place (1998 – 2003), the characters would seem outdated and unrelatable to this generation of teens growing up.
“When I look back at the show, it had a certain charm that was available. 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.”
A few weeks ago, Joshua Jackson had also put the kibosh on a Dawson’s Creek reunion. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he points to the fact that cast member Michelle Williams, who went on to receive three Oscar nominations, was killed off on the show. Jen Lindley died in the series finale, and it seems like Jackson wouldn’t want to revisit the show without the core group together.
“People always forget that Michelle Williams’s Jen character was killed off, so they really need to figure out a way around that. I guess she could come back as a ghost, or they could do it like Dallas did and have someone wake up and find her alive in the shower 20 years later. That could work!”
What do you think about Katie’s thoughts on why a Dawson’s Creek reunion wouldn’t work?
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