Mary-Margaret Humes and John Wesley Shipp, who portrayed Dawson's parents, Gail and Mitch Leery, were absent from the Entertainment Weekly photo shoot. Luckily, Katie Holmes took to Instagram on Friday to share a sweet note about working with the two actors.
"Mary Margaret and John were such a huge and important part of #dawsonscreek I am so grateful to have worked with them and experience their kindness ? #creekweek @thereal_marymargarethumes @johnwesleyshippjr," she wrote alongside a side-by-side throwback of the two on Dawson's Creek and a present day shot of them recreating the pic.
Holmes' post comes after Humes expressed on Instagram on Thursday how upset she and Shipp were to be excluded from the reunion. The actress had been sharing behind-the-scenes pics from her time on the show on Instagram in honor of its anniversary.
"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," Humes began her lengthy message. "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."
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She continued by adding that the pair both did short phone interviews "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," she expressed. "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 ?☮️."
Shipp, on the other hand, posted a picture from the EW spread with him and Humes photoshopped in.
"Oh look @thereal_marymargarethumes There we are❗️? Thank you @jedi2187 for the clever photobomb - er um shop - and all the ever-loving + faithful Creekers - ❤️right back atcha?⚡️," he joked.