During his appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Tuesday night with Kate Upton, Van Der Beek was asked if he was surprised when his on-again, off-again Dawson's Creek love interest, Katie Holmes, married Tom Cruise in 2006, three years after the drama series went off the air. "Yes," the 40-year-old actor confessed without elaborating.
Van Der Beek went into more detail when Cohen inquired as to when he thought Dawson's Creek jumped the shark. "End of season 2 when I had to wear a wire to implicate Joey's father for a drug deal gone bad," he recalled. "Yeah, that seemed like a stretch," Cohen quipped.
As for how he felt about Joey Potter (Holmes) ending up with Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson) instead of his character, Dawson Leery, in the series finale of Dawson's Creek, Van Der Beek insisted that he "likes it the way it is." Van Der Beek, however, noted in an earlier interview that he never actually watched the series finale.
While Van Der Beek and his Dawson's Creek co-stars tend to shut down talks of them ever reuniting, he is open to reprising his role in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. In fact, he revealed that his co-star, Krysten Ritter, and the show's creator Nahnatchka Khan are up for reuniting.
"We talked about doing this Christmas special," he disclosed. "Like, A Really b**chy Christmas. We would all love to [reunite]."
In an interview with ET last October, Van Der Beek was also candid about what he thought of CMT's possible reboot of the 1999 football movie Varsity Blues. Here's what he had to say about whether he'd consider making a cameo in the movie-turned-TV series: