These Dawson's Creek Stars Were "Hurt" To Be Left Out Of The Reunion

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Dawson's Creek fans rejoiced earlier this week when the cast reunited to mark the show's 20th anniversary. Entertainment Weekly gathered James Van Der Beek (Dawson), Joshua Jackson (Pacey), Katie Holmes (Joey), Michelle Williams (Jen), Busy Philipps (Audrey), Kerr Smith (Jack), Meredith Monroe (Andie), and Mary Beth Peil (Evelyn) for a series of touching photos and interviews.
However, two other key cast members didn't appear in the shoot. Mary-Margaret Humes and John Wesley Shipp Jr., who played Dawson's parents Gail and Mitch, were only asked to contribute to the interview portion of the feature.
In an Instagram post, Humes told fans she was "hurt" they weren't included the shoot, writing: "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."
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Humes added: "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."
It's easy to see why Humes would be feeling aggrieved. After all, she and Shipp Jr. were main cast members for the show's first four seasons. Humes was then a recurring cast member for the fifth and sixth seasons, too, meaning she actually appeared in 93 of the show's 128 episodes. All in all, that's a pretty significant contribution.
Katie Holmes since made an effort to minimise any offence caused by posting a sweet message on Instagram thanking Humes and Shipp for their work on the show.
Meanwhile, with a little help from Photoshop, Shipp Jr. has managed to make the reunion photo that might have been. Nice job!
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