Did you think that Michele Williams and Katie Holmes would end up being big tars? Despite the Cruise detour, Katie was on her way to having an interesting career just like Michele's. Maybe it will happen for her after the contract is up.
Katie Holmes isn't a brilliant actress, but she's more than passable in the right role within a limited range. Better yet, she had the great good luck to have good (often small) roles in some excellent films: The Ice Storm, Wonder Boys, Pieces of April, and Go.
Maybe she saw that hers were not talents that would translate well into adulthood stardom and opted instead for the devil's deal.
I never thought Katie Holmes was talented. She was awful on Dawson's Creek and she played a variation of that character in all her other roles. She just doesn't have it.
The only talented people on that show were Michelle and Joshua Jackson.
I thought Kerr Smith was a good actor too. He's worked very, very steadily since the show ended.
I think Katie Holmes was a beneficiary of good early choices. All the roles OP mentions highlighted her strengths and hid her weaknesses. But take a look at her performance in Batman Begins. She's awful. She could have gone back to small roles or indies after that, but hooking up with Tom Cruise has made her impossible to cast in those since now when she's on screen you can't help but see Tom Cruise's wife.
It's funny, Nicole (reportedly) hooked up with Tom to elevate her career - but her career really didn't fully blossom until AFTER Tom. Katie's career, while steady if not remarkable, basically hit a wall after hooking up with Tom, and what roles she does take, don't turn out so well for her. Marrying Tom killed her acting career.
It's just odd- while we never really know celebrities, the Katie Holmes doing interviews while on Dawson's Creek seems like a completely different person than the Katie Holmes that married Tom. And it makes you think less of her for marrying him.
Holmes is terrible in everything, and her detour with ultra-crazy-soul-suck corruption looks like it has turned her into a mannequin dementer twat. Kidman had some talent - not as much as her career denotes - probably because at least she had learned poise and could carry it with her thin body. Now she's a cosmeto-surgery freak.
I agree that Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams and Kerr Jackson are fine.
I thought Kerr was incredibly wooden as an actor. I'm convinced the only way that man gets roles is by pointing his ankles towards Jesus.
I thought that only Joshua Jackson would be a star after Dawson's Creek. Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams annoyed me. Dawson (James whatshisface) was as wooden as his bed.
I always pegged Michelle Williams for stardom beyond Dawson's Creek. She added layers to her character that no nighttime teen soap character would be expected to have.
[quote]I thought Kerr was incredibly wooden as an actor. I'm convinced the only way that man gets roles is by pointing his ankles towards Jesus.
Looks like it is time for me to pursue a career in casting.
[quote]Did you think that Michele Williams and Katie Holmes would end up being big tars?
I always knew they were big 'tards.
Katie's Joey was sweet, but I thought Michelle had better chops even then.
Michele blew everyone else off the screen. (And Katie blew Jackson off screen.)
I remember the EP saying, "The funny thing about that show is the actors who played nice characters weren't -- and visa versa."
The best ending ever, with Joey and Pacey together, Dawson off doing his thing in California, and Jack and Pacey's brother together in love, raising Jen's baby.
I'm tearing up just remembering this.
I remember thinking Williams was acting on another level from the rest of them, but that Holmes would probably become the bigger star.
It's been 10 years since the finale r15 - what do you think has become of the characters? Happy endings never last....
R15, I hear ya.
I am surprised that Michelle and K.H became so huge.
Joshua Jackson was the only one I imagined would become a huge star.
Tv actors can't become stars. Does anybody regard Katie and Michelle as stars? They were both MARRIED to stars, but they are more like character actresses, surely?
Michelle is a star. She carried Blue Valentine among others.
Big tars trap dinosaurs.
Michelle Williams has been the most delightful surprise. I didn't care too much for Dawson's Creek or anyone on it at the time. But Michelle magically blossomed into a truly wonderful actress and person. I've seen her at Villa Roma (in the Catskills) skiing with her daughter and she is a genuine mensch and a damn good mother.
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I remember a lot of fawning interviews with behind the scenes people about how extraordinary Holmes was, her expressive face, "When in doubt, cut to Katie!" All these smitten older dudes.
She was a beautiful teenager with doe-eyes and a slightly blank face, who was extremely naive and not very clever. That's a very seductive combo to over-30 guys.
She got older, got married and the bloom came off the rose. And in the meantime, the actress with actual talent, Williams, steadily worked her way into the spotlight.
R25, that was an awful rendition? Was that supposed to be good or a joke? I can't tell. I've never seen the show.
[quote]Joshua Jackson was the only one I imagined would become a huge star.
He was good in "Fringe", but I honestly can't recall seeing him in much else.
He was in that TV-movie "The Laramie Project" about Matthew Shepard... but honestly, I haven't see anything else he's been in.
And he doesn't seem to have anything in the pipeline.
Michelle Williams was stunning in Kelly Reichardt's low-key, little seen, devastating "Wendy and Lucy." After BBM, that's when I knew she was the real deal as an actor.
I thought Michelle was prettier than Katie, though it looked like Michelle got a little chubby for time to time.