Michelle Williams says ‘Dawson’s Creek’ was ‘like a manufacturing facility job’
Michelle Williams doesn’t have the perfect reminiscences of her time on “Dawson’s Creek.”
The actress sat down with Patricia Clarkson for Selection, and shared why her expertise on the hit present discouraged her from performing on tv.
“Doing ‘Dawson’s Creek’ for six and a half years, while it was an incredible learning experience — we did 22 episodes a year, and you’d be getting scripts at the last minute and you had zero input,” she mentioned. “It was a little like a factory job … It was formulaic.”
Williams, 38, performed Jen Lindley on the WB sequence, alongside co-stars James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes, from 1998 to 2003.
“I don’t think I’ve done television in between then and now because of a fear of loss of input,” she mentioned.
After “Dawson’s Creek” ended, Williams starred in a number of movies and received the Golden Globe for her function as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn” in 2012.
Williams at present stars in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” as Tony Award winner Gwen Verdon, and mentioned she accepted the half as a result of folks instructed her “television is different now.”
“I could see that that was true and that it was something that I should open myself up to,” she added.
Clarkson chimed in, “We do have control. We do have input. It’s not formulaic. We’re not living by a code of conduct.”