Katie Holmes said she’d be open to a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion TV show, but she also sounded doubtful it would ever come about.
Holmes, 33, was asked about the possibility of a “Dawson’s” get-together when she appeared Thursday night on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
The “reunion” subject was one of two topics Fallon raised with Holmes. The other one was the play called “Dead Accounts” that she’s currently doing on Broadway — which was evidently the reason why she appeared on “Late Night.”
In case you are wondering — and of course you are wondering about this — Fallon did not bring up the topic of Holmes’ ex-husband Tom Cruise and her sudden, dramatic split from him earlier this year. This appearance on “Fallon” was Holmes’ first TV appearance since her divorce.
It’s highly likely that questions about Cruise were declared off-limits as part of the negotiations that sometimes occur between talk-show bookers and those who represent top talent such as Holmes. But it’s also true that some talk-show hosts occasionally blow off those kinds of prohibitions because (a) they find the off-limits topic too irresistible to avoid and (b) because they realize at least some of their audience has tuned in expecting the topic to be raised. David Letterman comes to mind as one who may have brought up the subject, whether the guest liked it or not.
But Fallon refrained from questions about Tom Cruise, preferring to pursue the “Dawson’s Creek” line of questioning.
He got into it by bringing up Holmes’ co-star on “Dawson’s,” James Van Der Beek.
"We had a buddy of yours, James Van Der Beek on our show a few months ago," Fallon said. "Will there be a 'Dawson's Creek' reunion?"
“I love everyone from the show,” Holmes answered, “and we have kind of talked about it here and there. But we’re like, what do you do? Because [in] our last episode [way back in May 2003], Michelle’s character passed away!” She was referring to the character of Jen Lindley, played by Michelle Williams.
To which Jimmy joked: “She comes back as a ghost – problem solved!”
Turning serious, he asked Holmes: “If there was a good story, you’d do it.”
“Yeah, absolutely,” she said.
After talking about the play, Fallon invited Holmes to stick around for a game of Charades.
On the subject of Tom Cruise, here’s an interesting thing about Thursday night’s “Fallon” show: Jimmy did one of his rock-star impersonations for a comedy bit the show calls “First Drafts of Rock.” In this bit, Jimmy impersonated Bob Seger, of all people, performing a “first draft” of his iconic hit “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
And, as almost everyone knows, “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll” was the song Cruise lip-synched in “Risky Business” for a scene that is often credited with making him a star. Though the “Risky Business” connection was never mentioned, we just thought that was an interesting choice for the “Fallon” people to make on an evening when Katie Holmes was their show’s first guest.