James Van Der Beek: I "Hide" When I Hear Dawson's Creek Theme Song

Entertainment Apr. 10, 2012 AT 9:50AM
James Van Der Beek: I "Hide" When I Hear Dawson's Creek Theme Song Credit: Michael Buckner/WireImage.com

James Van Der Beek doesn't wanna wait . . . to hit the skip button.

Though Dawson's Creek has been off the air for nearly a decade, the actor tells Celebuzz he gets uncomfortable when he hears Paula Cole's "I Don't Want to Wait," which served as the theme song for The WB drama also starring Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams.

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"For some reason -- and again, I need to get over this; I'm [a] 35-year-old, grown-ass man -- but I want to hide somewhere [when I hear it]," Van Der Beek says. "If I'm in public and the song comes on, my first instinct is to find somewhere to hide -- go in a corner, duck behind a rack, run into a dressing room, find the nearest restroom, like, just get out of there."

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Van Der Beek adds: "It's a Pavlovian response, and I think it's time for me to get over it. But for some reason, it just triggers inside of me. It's a great song, but it's nowhere near my iPod."

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The actor pokes fun at the Dawson's Creek theme song -- and himself -- in his new ABC series, Don't Trust The B---- in Apt. 23, premiering April 11 on ABC.

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