It’s been more than 10 years since fans obsessed over the love lives of those in Capeside, Massachusetts, and actress Michelle Williams hasn’t let her time away from Dawson’s Creek go to waste. She’s been nominated for three Oscars since 2006, and continues to challenge herself in emotionally and physically demanding roles like 2011’s Blue Valentine and 2012’s My Week With Marilyn.
And though she’s moved on to become one of Hollywood’s A-Listers, the 33-year-old actress still misses her time on the Wilmington, North Carolina film set of the show that put her on the map.
Williams spoke about her evolution at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 in NYC, where she revealed that she’d recently taken 7-year-old daughter, Matilda Ledger, for a visit.
“I actually hadn’t been back since the show ended but I went back and took my daughter on vacation and saw people I hadn’t seen in 10 years and went all the places that we used to go,” she revealed in an interview with The New Yorker’s David Denby. “And it was great. It was actually a real stroke of luck to be transported there.”
Dawson’s Creek fans will be delighted (and some horrified) to know that the actress declared she’s “Team Joey-Pacey” (Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson) — and, back in the day, considered herself to be the “kid sister” of the late ’90s cast. These days she travels across the globe for work, but Williams is never without her daughter.
“I’m very lucky because she is very outgoing, very friendly, she likes meeting new people and places and experiences,” she continued. “So she makes it easy.”
The blond starlet goes the distance for her roles, but insists she doesn’t bring her work home with her. And despite Matilda’s young age, the Brooklyn-dwelling little girl already seems to appreciate her mother’s work.
“She is starting to understand that more and more,” Williams revealed. “I mean she knows a lot about Glinda the Good Witch [from Oz the Great and Powerful]. She knows a lot about who that is and what that was and she was very—she was so excited to be that for Halloween. She would go up to people in the park and be like, ‘My mommy is Glinda the Good Witch in the Oz movie. There are two bad ones and only one good one and that’s my mommy.'”
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