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Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams have a Dawson’s Creek reunion at Chanel dinner 20 years after their hit show ended

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There was a mini Dawson’s Creek reunion at Wednesday night’s star-studded Chanel dinner in New York.

Katie Holmes, 45, and Michelle Williams, 43, caught up at the chic event, 20 years after starring together in the iconic teen angst drama. 

The actresses looked incredible in their classic Chanel ensembles, and worlds apart from their Capeside counterparts Joey Potter and Jen Lindley.

Based on a fictional group of friends in a tight-knit community, the show followed the group from high school through college in the sleepy town of Capeside.

Katie Holmes character Joey Potter grew up alongside best friend Dawson Leery, portrayed by James Van Der Beek.

There was a Dawson's Creek reunion at Wednesday's Chanel dinner in New York as Katie Holmes , 45, and Michelle Williams , 43, caught up 20 years after starring together in

There was a Dawson’s Creek reunion at Wednesday’s Chanel dinner in New York as Katie Holmes , 45, and Michelle Williams , 43, caught up 20 years after starring together in 

The actresses looked incredible in their classic Chanel ensembles, and worlds apart from their Capeside counterparts Joey Potter and Jen Lindley (pictured in the first series in 1998)

The actresses looked incredible in their classic Chanel ensembles, and worlds apart from their Capeside counterparts Joey Potter and Jen Lindley (pictured in the first series in 1998)

Michelle’s character Jen causes ripples in Capeside after being exiled from her wild child life in New York to live with her grandparents in the sleepy town, in the house next door to Dawson’s.

Rounding out the foursome was Joshua Jackson‘s character Pacey Witter, Dawson’s best friend. 

The show ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2003, charting the four’s entwined lives through high school and college. The final episode flash forwarded by five years to catch up with the group in their new lives in 2008. 

Speaking last year Katie revealed that a possible revival of the series has been discussed ‘many’ times in recent years.

In a conversation with Variety the actress seemed intrigued by the concept of bringing Dawson’s Creek back, but she also worried that the culture might have changed too much from the noughties when it initially aired, which could sap some of the original’s sweetness.

‘There have been many discussions over the years. We all loved the experience,’ she said when she was quizzed. 

‘There’s a protection that comes along with the discussion. The show was a time capsule,’ she continued. ‘To put it into today’s world might tarnish it a little bit.

‘It was right before everyone had a phone and social media and all of that, so there was an innocence that was there between the characters that was one of the things I think people liked about the show. To put it into the setting of today’s world, I’m not sure,’ she mused.

Michelle and Katie are pictured in 2002 celebrating the 100th episode of their hit show which ran for six seasons from 1998- 2003

The actresses have both gone on to have hugely successful acting careers post-Capeside

Michelle and Katie are pictured left in 2002 celebrating the 100th episode of their hit show which ran for six seasons from 1998- 2003

Katie flashed her toned midriff by wearing just a black lace bra beneath her loosely buttoned cardigan

Katie flashed her toned midriff by wearing just a black lace bra beneath her loosely buttoned cardigan

Michelle looked '60s chic in a black tweed minidress styled with semi-sheer tights and sky-high heels

Michelle looked ’60s chic in a black tweed minidress styled with semi-sheer tights and sky-high heels

Katie played Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek, who grew up alongside best friend Dawson Leery, portrayed by James Van Der Beek

Speaking last year Katie revealed that a possible revival of the series has been discussed 'many' times in recent years

Katie played Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek, who grew up alongside best friend Dawson Leery, portrayed by James Van Der Beek

‘We’ve often talked about it,’ the actress added. ‘For now, we kind of just keeping saying that until there is a real reason to do it, it hasn’t been something where people have said, ‘This is the take on it.” 

Michelle meanwhile has recently gushed about the foundations the show gave her for her acclaimed career, which has seen he earn five Academy Award nominations.

‘It taught me how to be responsible, it taught me how to get to work on time, it taught me how to prepare at night for the next day, it taught me sort of like the basics of how to take care of myself,’ Michelle recalled of her teenage years on the show in a 2023 interview. 

She added of filming in South Carolina: ‘We were in like a very sleepy Southern town and the crew really felt like they looked out for us.’

‘They knew how young we were and they kind of put like bumpers around us, just made sure that we were safe and taken care of, that I went to the dentist, things that didn’t really come naturally to me.’

‘I really appreciate the way that people let us kind of have a childhood honestly.’

Michelle's character Jen caused ripples in Capeside after being exiled from her wild child life in New York to live with her grandparents in the sleepy town, in the house next door to Dawson's

Michelle has recently gushed about the foundations the show gave her for her acclaimed career, which has seen he earn five Academy Award nominations

Michelle’s character Jen caused ripples in Capeside after being exiled from her life in New York to live with her grandparents in the sleepy town, in the house next door to Dawson’s

Based on a fictional group of friends in a tight-knit community, the show followed the group from high school through college in the sleepy town of Capeside

Based on a fictional group of friends in a tight-knit community, the show followed the group from high school through college in the sleepy town of Capeside

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