He bought (rented) a wall from her! While Pacey and Joey had their ups and downs throughout Dawson’s Creekactor Joshua Jackson knew their connection was something special.
“I’m the lawyer,” the 43-year-old Canada native said Weekly entertainment in an interview published Thursday, May 19, of initially learning of the duo’s on-camera breakup. “I was like, ‘Hell no! No. No. No. This won’t work for me.
He continued, “I had quite a conversation with Kevin [Williamson, the show’s creator] about that. Like, ‘Look, I get it. That’s the idea you had in mind, but I’m just going to ask you to look at the story of the tape and that’s the most interesting ending for these characters.
Jackson, who played Pacey opposite Katie Holmes‘ Joey told the outlet that Williamson, now 57, only returned to drama “only” to write the series finale after stepping back after the second season.
Dawson’s Creek ran for six seasons on The WB between 1998 and 2003, following Joey Potter (Holmes) trying to finish high school after the heartbreaking death of his mother. To help him find his way, Joey has the support of his best friend Dawson Leery (james van der beek) and his adorable sidekick, Pacey Witter (Jackson). While Joey’s love triangle with Dawson and Pacey has become a staple of the show, Jackson enjoyed his ship best.
“I remember being most excited about the episode where Katie and I…it’s just the two of us, we’re stuck in a Walmart or something after hours,” the mighty ducks actor – who got married Jodie TurnerSmith in December 2019 – said Thursday. “In the slug kind of doing TV, it was so nice for her and me to have the opportunity to get the script ahead of time and then to be able to really work on it and have that time to game together. So that’s the one that really sticks in my memory.
He continued, “I think when our show was at its best, we were talking about the universal experiences that we all have at that point in our lives. You know, dealing with friends, dealing with family, falling in love, falling in love. ‘What is my future? Who am I? Why am I? What is happening? Ahhhh!’ All that.
Jackson and Holmes’ on-camera connection quickly translated into a real-life romance as well. the Dr. Death alum was linked to the Ohio native, now 43, between 1998 and 1999. After their split, he moved on with Diane Kruger before finally marrying the Queen and Slim actress, 35, with whom he shares daughter Janie, 2.
“I’m just going to say that I met someone last year, I fell in love, I had my first love, and it was something so incredible and indescribable,” Holmes said during one 1998 rolling stone profile. “I feel so lucky because [Joshua is] now one of my best friends. It’s weird, it’s almost like a Dawson and Joey thing now. He’s been in the business for so long and he’s really helped me. I respect him as a friend and as a professional.
Dawson’s Creek also catapulted the likes of michelle williams, Phillips busy and Kerr Smith to stardom, rounding out Joey’s core group of friends throughout high school and college.
“Everyone asks questions when they’re teenagers – gay or straight – and on this show, you’re going to agonize them for a long time, using some really big words, and then suck them in and face your fears in the season finale,” Dawson’s Creek writer Gina Fattore said exclusively We Weekly in May 2020 of Smith’s historic kiss with Adam Kaufman. “All the characters did it in this episode, so naturally Jack would do it too.”
The 50 year old man Riverdale alum played Jack McPhee, who came out publicly as gay during Season 2 after hooking up with college heartthrob Ethan (Kaufman). Their sizzling Season 3 finale kiss marked the first time two men have kissed on prime-time television.
“The main thing I remember is Greg [Berlanti] calling me that morning and yelling at me like he was an old fashioned movie mogul, “That must be a real kiss!” I want to see the passion,” recalls Fattore, 53, We. “He couldn’t be on set that day, but the scene was so important to him, and I knew I had to be his eyes and ears, and make sure the footage we got would work.”