James Van Der Beek never watched all of ‘Dawson’s Creek’.
The 40-year-old hunk rocketed to fame in 1998 thanks to his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the US teen drama but confessed he has only seen some episodes from the seven series of the hit show, which ended in 2003.
Asked whether he had watched all of it, James confessed: ”No, actually I didn’t. At a certain point it became easier to do it and to kind of let it go”
Despite going on to star in the likes of ‘Ugly Betty’ and ‘Criminal Minds’, James remains best known for his breakthrough role.
But speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on UK TV show ‘This Morning’ on Thursday (30.03.17), James said he doesn’t mind being remembered for playing Dawson because it changed his life.
He said: ”It changed my life, it was a huge opportunity, I learned how to be in front of a camera, I learned how to be a celebrity I learned how to deal with all kinds of things- it was a huge big break. I wouldn’t change anything.”
The actor will be seen next playing a fictional version of the real DJ Diplo in a new TV series for Viceland called ‘What Would Diplo Do?’ and has finished filming Sky1’s Carter’s ‘Get Rich’, in which James plays a billionaire who changes the lives of a working class British family.
Speaking about the role, he said: ”It’s about a boy from Milton Keynes who develops a dating app – a really obnoxious American billionaire – which is me. The most fun characters to play are kind of the ones who drive the scenes and disrupt things.”