James Van Der Beek, Kevin Williamson turn out to toast 'Dawson's Creek'
When it comes to the camera, I'm no Dawson Leery.
But I'm trying, people.
I whipped out the flip for Wednesday night's Paley Center celebration of "Dawson's Creek" and, well, we got some footage...
Footage of me making people uncomfortable mostly. And saying "Love it" a lot. Apparently, I love a lot of things.
But there are some highlights: The reunion of James Van Der Beek and Meredith Monroe caught on tape (I mean, he saw her like two weeks ago, but it was still real cute)... me putting James on the spot about who he felt Joey should've ended up with... and show creator Kevin Williamson explaining his thoughts on the situation...
Sadly, Busy Philipps got tied up at "Cougar Town" and wasn't able to make it in time for interviews, but she more than made up for it during the panel.
Just a couple things before we tie this up:
1) We screened the "Dawson's Creek" pilot right after this press line and it is truly remarkable how well the series holds up more than a decade later.
2) For those still upset about Jen (Michelle Williams) getting killed off, Kevin shared that he always felt "Dawson's Creek" was a coming-of-age story and all about growing up... and dealing with the death of someone you truly love was, to him, the final lesson... and that was his thought behind the decision.
Busy was kind enough to share that Kevin had also told Michelle that just as Jen's arrival was the catalyst for change in the lives of Dawson, Joey and Pacey in the pilot, her departure forced them to take that final step into adulthood.
And, damn it, now I'm tearing up.
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