Not everyone was happy with this week’s Dawson’s Creek reunion on Entertainment Weekly, namely Dawson’s onscreen parents.
Mary-Margaret Humes, who played Gail Leery from 1998 to 2003, took to Instagram to slam the publication’s choice to exclude her and co-star John Wesley Shipp from the 20th anniversary reunion shoot. The 63-year-old actress claimed she and Shipp were blindsided by the covers despite doing a telephone interview with EW.
Okay, so let me get this off my chest as the initial hurt has subsided just a bit…I send an enormous amount of love and shout outs to the thousands of followers messages and ’s that both @johnwesleyshippjr and I have read about being left out of @entertainmentweekly ‘s #dawsonscreek “reunion” photos. This was their choice…not ours…it was done behind our backs and we both were literally blindsided by it when we woke up yesterday in NYC and LA…we both did a short telephone interview after the fact but were never told about the reunion. For months I have been posting #behindthescenes photos to share my experiences of six years on this show…we were a #family & I know how much the photos mean to you from all the love you send me in comments…Yes, I do read them. Having said that… I will continue to post because yes, I have so much more to share. For the portion of our family that did appear in these photos…congratulations…you look great and I love you…I only wish I had been given the opportunity to have said it to your faces. Such a shame #moretocome
A post shared by Mary-Margaret Humes (@thereal_marymargarethumes) on Mar 29, 2018 at 7:15pm PDT
It’s true… she posted some epic behind-the-scenes photos.
A post shared by Mary-Margaret Humes (@thereal_marymargarethumes) on Dec 23, 2017 at 7:30am PST
(And slightly inappropriate ones.)
As promised I will share a few throwback moments from behind the scenes of #dawsonscreek. This was a quick silly opportunity to goof off with @vancityjax during our first official photo shoot… #actor #actress #makebelive #liveinthemoment #lovetolaugh #gailleery #pacey #sorrynotsorry #forthegram
A post shared by Mary-Margaret Humes (@thereal_marymargarethumes) on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:48pm PDT
Aside from the fab four — Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and James Van Der Beek — supporting cast members Busy Philipps, Mary Beth Peil, Kerr Smith, and Meredith Monroe were also included in a photo.
Shipp reacted on Instagram as well, photo-shopping himself and Humes into the group picture.
A post shared by John Wesley Shipp (@johnwesleyshippjr) on Mar 29, 2018 at 6:56am PDT
Humes appeared in 93 episodes during the show’s run while Shipp appeared in 83. In January, Humes talked to Us Weekly saying she was holding out hope for a reunion.
“Everybody talks about, ‘Oh is there gonna be a reunion? Is there gonna be a convention? Is there a way to bring everybody back together again?’ Some say too many people are dead and yada, yada, yada. But in my mind, I have this thought that there’s a way to suspend your disbelief where everyone can get the happily ever after,” she said at the time. “I’m just putting it out there into the universe because I’m harboring a little secret idea and we’ll see what happens!”
Entertainment Weekly’s reunion issue hits stands today.
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