Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek in ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reunion: Actor Weighs In, Recalls First Meeting With Ex Costar (EXCLUSIVE)

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Nearly a decade after Dawson’s Creek, actor James Van Der Beek is back and playing an exaggerated version of himself on ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, where his role on the teen show is a recurring punch line.

But it doesn’t mean the actor, 35, is holding any grudges against the teen phenomenon, which also starred Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams and Joshua Jackson. Actually, Van Der Beek previously revealed to Celebuzz he’d be up for resurrecting Dawson Leery if someone came up with a “brilliant” script.

Though a reunion is wishful thinking of critics and fans alike at least the show’s star is game: “If they came up with something brilliant and really, really, great, I’d do it.”

Recalling his first season on set, Van Der Beek dishes about his co-stars — revealing what Holmes was really like on and off set.

“She was straight out of Ohio, like ‘Oh my gosh! I can’t believe I’m here,'” the actor said during the 2011 interview, speaking about Holmes’ wide-eyed outlook and sudden fame.

“She was really sweet.”

According to Us Weekly, Holmes wanted to do a reunion years ago, but her estranged husband Tom Cruise reportedly forbid it.

Now living miles apart from the (fictional) seaside town of Capeside, Van Der Beek and his co-stars don’t get to see each other much any more.

“We don’t hang out like we use to. I have run into Josh [Jackson] and Michelle [Williams] over the years at different events, but we’re all grown up and have our own lives and families now,” he said.

Van Der Deek and wife Kimberly Brook have two children together, Olivia, 1, and Joshua, 3 months.

There must just be Dawson in the creek — er — air, as Apt 23 costar Krysten Ritter just recently copped to Celebuzz that she has never seen an episode. But perhaps she’ll finally get the chance, if the cast reunites.

“I can’t say I’m Team Dawson or Team Pacey — I’ve never seen the show,” she quipped.

“Everyone has another idea of him from Dawson’s Creek, but I only know him as my James… He’s heaven. He’s so sweet and a family man. He’s an amazing guy,” Ritter gushed.

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