In True Joey Potter Form, Katie Holmes Pens Sweet Note to ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Costars Left Out of Reunion
While we were busy experiencing all the ’90s nostalgia thanks to last week’s Dawson’s Creek reunion, two former Capeside residents were none too pleased their reunion invites got lost in the mail.
Dawson Leery’s (James Van Der Beek) parents, Gail and Mitch, were an integral part of the CW drama, but the actors who played them, Mary-Margaret Humes and John Wesley Shipp, weren’t invited to Entertainment Weekly’s 20th anniversary DC reunion. Understandably upset, they took to Instagram to express their disappointment.
Okay, so let me get this off my chest as the initial hurt has subsided just a bit...I send an enormous amount of love and shout outs to the thousands of followers messages and ???s that both @johnwesleyshippjr and I have read about being left out of @entertainmentweekly ?s #dawsonscreek ?reunion? photos. This was their choice...not ours...it was done behind our backs and we both were literally blindsided by it when we woke up yesterday in NYC and LA...we both did a short telephone interview after the fact but were never told about the reunion. For months I have been posting #behindthescenes photos to share my experiences of six years on this show...we were a #family & I know how much the photos mean to you from all the love you send me in comments...Yes, I do read them. Having said that... I will continue to post because yes, I have so much more to share. For the portion of our family that did appear in these photos...congratulations...you look great and I love you...I only wish I had been given the opportunity to have said it to your faces. Such a shame ? #moretocome ???
The former Mr. and Mrs. Leery re-created their classic fun-loving Creek pose while Humes vented to her followers that she and Shipp were “literally blindsided” by the reunion.
Both Humes and Shipp took her message to heart and shared their appreciation.
“My beautiful Katie…you always were and always will be forever in my heart,” Humes commented on the pic. “Thank you for your kind words. I love you…MM.”
Shipp followed suit and wrote, “Happy 20th! Enjoy, so proud of you, as ever, and sending love.”
In the spirit of inclusion, the internet saw it fit to Photoshop the pair into the cast’s EW cover.
Welp, it’s all water under the bridge dock now.