Katie Holmes was so committed to her high school play that she passed Dawson's Creek audition

It was Katie Holmes's role in 'Dawson's Creek' that propelled her to fame. Katie, who played Joey Potter in the famous show, was loved for being a super responsible teenager, a trait that most teens lack. Katie had a successful run on the WB drama and became a known face in the industry. However, she almost missed the chance to become famous because of her high school play. 

Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams starred in Dawson's Creek. Source: Facebook

Katie said during her recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show that she was a senior in high school when she sent her audition tape for 'Dawson's Creek.' In the next few days, she busied herself in her school's play but that's when she got the call to "come out and test" for the TV show. The 39-year-old told the late night host that she had to choose between her school play and the TV show. 

The cast of Dawson's Creek. Source: Facebook

The mother-of-one said the call for 'Dawson's Creek' audition and the premiere of her school play fell on the same day. And that's when Katie learned about making hard choices in life. The teenager's dad asked her, "Well, Kate, what do you think is the right decision here?"

She replied, "And I said, 'I think I kinda made a commitment, so I probably can't break that," the 'Batman Begins' star said. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The famous show from the 90s is going to have its 20th anniversary this year and fans have been wondering if there will be a reboot of the show. For years, the cast has denied the possibility of a reboot but Katie did say that she will be meeting her former co-stars. Katie added that she's very excited to meet James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Joshua Jackson have solid plans to reunite. Jimmy joked, "Can't wait to see the Instagram post."

On January 21, the actress celebrated the 20th anniversary of The WB hit’s premiere and shared a photo of the script on Instagram. "I am so grateful that 20 years ago we premiered Dawson’s Creek. I am so honored to have been a part of it. Such wonderful memories. Such wonderful friends. Such incredible fans. Thank you all!" she wrote. And she wasn't the only one who was excited to meet the rest of the cast. 

Mary-Margaret Humes told US Weekly that she's planning something special for the show's 20th anniversary. "Some say too many people are dead and yada, yada, yada. But in my mind, I have this thought that there’s a way to suspend your disbelief where everyone can get the happily ever after. I’m just putting it out there into the universe because I’m harboring a little secret idea and we’ll see what happens!"

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