Joshua Jackson Says A ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reunion Would Be ‘Shocking And Heartbreaking’

Joshua Jackson, Dawson's Creek, Diane Kruger

It’s been many years since Dawson’s Creek ended its six-season run and actor Joshua Jackson, who played Pacey Witter on the series, has since had a long, prolific career, most recently with feature roles in Fox’s Fringe and Showtime’s The Affair. Still, long-time fans, including Ellen DeGeneres, are still holding onto the hope for a Dawson’s Creek reunion and even a partial reunion might satisfy that craving, but Jackson says that just isn’t feasible. Joshua’s opinion that an adult version of Dawson’s Creek would be painfully awkward may be right on point.

The Very Practical Reason Joshua Jackson Is Against A Dawson’s Creek Reunion

Joshua Jackson, Dawson's Creek

In covering Joshua Jackson’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres, People shares the actor’s opinion that a Dawson’s Creek reunion would be problematic and couldn’t possibly give fans the kind of revival for which they’re really hoping. To begin, Jackson says it would require some tricky writing to bring back some of Dawson’s Creek‘s most beloved characters, who had been written off of the show, prior to its series finale.

One character, in particular, Jen Lindley, played by Michelle Williams, would either have to be brought back from the dead in some strange, supernatural twist, or not included in a Dawson’s Creek reunion at all.

Even more troublesome, says Joshua, is that the grown up Dawson’s Creek characters just wouldn’t be the same. Jackson feels too much time has passed.

“The other thing is, it’s been a really long time,” says Mr. Jackson.

“And I think for anyone who was actually a fan of Dawson’s, to actually see the four of us on camera again, might be a little bit shocking and heartbreaking.”

Joshua admits that much time has passed and, although he boasts that the four lead actors have aged well, they still couldn’t compare to their youthful counterparts.

Michelle Williams, on the other hand, has admitted to wanting a Dawson’s Creek reunion, adding that there would have to be a measure of creative thinking in bringing her own character back from the other side. She has a few ideas. Williams suggests she could reprise her Dawson’s Creek role either as a ghost or in flashback sequences, but, she adds, flashbacks would require heavy filters.

Dating Is As Problematic For Joshua Jackson As A Dawson’s Creek Reunion

Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger

For 10 years, Joshua had been in a committed relationship with actress Diane Kruger, but Fox News reports that their relationship ended in July, leaving the Fringe star single and new to a modern dating scene for which he was unprepared. During his recent guest spot, Joshua told Ms. DeGeneres that he was shocked to find just how much things have changed since the last time he was single.

“I mean, everything’s in your phone now. There’s no more talking to people anymore,” said Jackson.

“You talk to somebody and they’re like, ‘Oh, no no no, we don’t do that anymore.'”

While the former Dawson’s Creek star joked about what his profile might read, he shared a reluctance to seriously consider online dating. Jackson is aware of the pitfalls involved with meeting an online love interest and, for him, it seems the cons far outweigh the pros.

One reason Joshua may feel inhibited by the changed dating scene is that he’s still pining over his failed romance with Kruger. One source told Page Six that the actor has been depressed over the split, particularly because Diane has taken charge. While Jackson is hoping for a reconciliation, Ms. Kruger recently posted a comment on Instagram that indicated there was little chance the couple might reunite.

“Final thought: A relationship without trust is like having a phone with no service. And what do you do with a phone with no service? You play games,” read Ms. Kruger’s cryptic message.

[Featured Image by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images]