This is bad news for “Dawson’s Creek” fans. The show's star, Katie Holmes, recently revealed that she doesn’t think a reunion could work. It seems she doesn’t want to see what her character would look like as an adult.
Holmes, 36, got her big break in 1998 on the WB when she starred in “Dawson’s Creek” as Joey Potter. The show ended in 2003, but with so many revivals of ‘90s shows, like “The X-Files” and “Full House,” it seems like the perfect time for the teen drama to return. Yet, when asked about a possible “Dawson’s Creek” reunion, she was apprehensive about the idea of returning.
“I don't know,” she told Yahoo Style. “Does it work today? I don't want them to grow up. It's kind of like your parents, they never get out of their 50s. That's where they are.”
Her reluctance is not because she isn’t friends with her former co-stars. She revealed that she still gets together with some of her “Dawson’s” castmates. “I just saw Michelle [Williams],” Holmes revealed. “I just saw her in ‘Cabaret.’ She was amazing. So we all run into each other now and then.”
Her co-stars might even agree about staying away from a reunion. Kerr Smith, who played Jack, said earlier this year that a comedic sketch might be fun, but he wasn’t interested in an official return. “Jimmy Fallon style, I’d be in for that. That’d be funny!” he told Hollywood Life in February. “I don’t think I’d be down for a reunion, reunion, though. I don’t think any of the others would either. It’s been too long.”
Holmes is focusing on the future, which involves a return to television. This summer, the actress will appear in Showtime’s crime drama “Ray Donovan” Season 3 as Paige Finney, a member of a family Ray (Live Schreiber) is working with. “The Finney family is a very powerful family,” Holmes teased to Entertainment Tonight. “They serve as this symbol of big money and big business.”
It seems that Paige is a far cry from Joey. Luckily, “Dawson’s Creek” fans can at least see the writers reunite. Nine of the screenwriters who worked on the show will get together for an event at the Austin Television Festival on June 6 to look back at their time writing for Holmes and the cast. Tickets are on sale now.