Former Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson has ruled out the possibility of a reunion, explaining that the appearance of his castmates may “shock” fans. 

The classic noughties teen drama, which ran for six seasons, helped launch the careers of actors like Jackson, Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek and Michelle Williams.

Despite its enduring popularity, Jackson told The Guardian that people may find it too “jarring” to see what the cast look like 20 years later.

“I think because the Friends cast were already adults when they were doing the show, it’s less jarring to see them now,” he said.

He continued: “If you put our mid-40s selves together on a couch now, with our creaking backs, it might shock people.”

“Nobody needs to hear [Jackson’s character] Pacey grunting when he gets out of a chair.”

However, it seems the Dawson’s Creek cast aren’t in agreement over a potential reunion, as Holmes appeared to be open to the idea when she spoke to E! News back in 2018.

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“It was a wonderful experience—it would be great to try to capture that again,” she said at the time.

Meanwhile, series creator Kevin Williamson sounded adamantly opposed to the concept of reviving the series when he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in 2018.

“One of the reasons we did the finale five years in the future was to put a button on it,” he said.

“What would a reunion be? What would that look like? Why would you? I don’t see it, and I don’t feel it.”

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