“Dawson’s Creek” almost didn’t happen for Katie because she refused to audition in person. The audition overlapped with her opening night for “Damn, Yankees,” and she didn’t want to miss that opportunity.
Lucky for her, the producers allowed her to audition via videotape, and the rest is history. Apparently, the executive producer took one view of the tape and knew he had found his Joey Potter.
She Didn’t Want to Slay
After her role in “The Ice Storm,” she was reportedly offered the lead role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Sadly, she turned it down, and we were never graced with Katie as the stake-wielding fighter.
We wonder if she ever regrets that decision because the show would end up going on for seven seasons. 144 episodes were made! It is now a cult classic, and Sarah Michelle Gellar makes bank from the royalties she earns from the show each year.
Meet Us Down at Dawson’s Creek
All was not lost for Katie after she turned down Buffy. More was on the horizon as she landed the role of Joey Potter in “Dawson's Creek” in 1998. The show would go on to air for six seasons and turned Katie into a household name along with James Van Der Beek.
The show now lives on in internet fame with Van Der Beek's crying meme (a quick Google search will help you out in case you don't know what we're talking about).
Babe of the Year in Sweden
If anyone wants to vote for us as the babe of the year, we will take it, no matter the country. We hope Katie feels the same way because she was voted “Babe of the Year” in 1998 by the Swedish newspaper Expressen Fredag.
It’s kinda cool knowing that you have a reach all across the world. So if any country or person, for that matter, wants to name us that, we will gladly take the honor.
Katie’s first love came when she met Joshua Jackson on the set of "Dawson’s Creek" in 1998. The love was incredible and indescribable, but sadly burned too quickly.
The pair called it quits in 1999, soon after the premiere of the first season. The two still remain close friends to this day, and she even considers him one of her best friends.