James Van Der Beek - James Van Der Beek Bored By Dawson
James Van Der Beek has admitted he was ''very bored'' towards the end of long running TV series 'Dawson's Creek' and was delighted to no longer play the title character.
James Van Der Beek got ''very bored'' towards the end of 'Dawson's Creek'.
The 35-year-old actor - who starred as Dawson Leery in the teen drama for its entire six-season run - grew tired of portraying the protagonist in the series so he was glad to do something different by starring in dark comedy 'Rules of Attraction', an adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, alongside Jessica Biel.
He said: ''When 'Dawson's ended I just reacted to having been on this highly successful teen show for the last six years. I get very bored doing the same thing so, for example, I did 'Rules of Attraction' because I felt finally I had a chance to try something like that.''
James - who is now starring in sitcom 'Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23' in which he plays a sleazy version of himself - admits he took himself ''too seriously'' when 'Dawson's Creek' ended in 2003 and he felt under pressure to be a role model to young fans.
He added: ''I think there was a time during and post-'Dawson's Creek' when I took myself too seriously and felt I had something to lose.
''Plus, there's the whole thing about doing a teen show and having young fans and they're supposed to see you in a certain way.''