Katie has appeared on the front cover for the December issue of Elle UK (Picture: Elle UK/Daniel Clavero)

Katie Holmes originally turned down an audition for Dawson’s Creek as she was too busy with her school play.

The actress rose to fame starring as Joey Potter in the popular teen drama series from 1998 to 2003, so it’s hard to believe that she almost didn’t appear in the show.

As Katie appears on the front cover for the December issue of Elle UK, she revealed that at the time, she did not think she could let her school down.

‘I was playing Lola [Damn Yankees, school play],’ she said. ‘I even got to wear the feather boa.

‘I thought, there is no way I’m not playing Lola to go audition for some network. I couldn’t let my school down.

‘So I told [director] Kevin [Williamson] and [TV network] The WB, “I’m sorry. I just can’t meet with you this week. I’ve got other commitments.”’

However, in the end, Katie auditioned for the role of Joey via videotape, and it was this role that helped propel her to stardom.

Katie rose to fame as Joey Potter in the popular teen drama (Picture: Elle UK/Daniel Clavero)
Katie said she was ‘grateful’ to be a part of the series as she reunited with her fellow cast mates (Picture: Elle UK/Daniel Clavero)

The 40-year-old also revealed that she reunited with her fellow Dawson’s Creek cast members recently, saying she was ‘grateful’ to be a part of the popular series.

‘We all went out to dinner, and, I think, for all of us to really sit back in amazement that people still watch it and care about it, it was bigger than all of us and we all feel grateful that we got to contribute to it and benefit from it,’ she gushed.

‘We all got so many opportunities because of it.’

The actress admits that it’s ‘interesting’ to be 40 years old (Picture: Elle UK/Daniel Clavero)
Katie played Joey in the teen drama (Picture: Columbia)

She also added that it’s ‘interesting’ now that she is 40 years old, but admits she is ‘happy’ with her career.

‘It’s interesting to be 40, though, because when you’re young, you think, “I’m never going to be 40!” And then the day comes and it’s like, this is ok.

‘I’m still doing everything I’ve always done. I feel happy with where my career is and I’m excited for the projects that I have coming up to come to fruition.’

The December issue of Elle UK is on sale from Thursday 7 November 2019.



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