Long live Dawson's Creek!
James Van Der Beek's days of drama on the creek are over, but he'll never shake the persona of Dawson Leery!
While it was a whopping 15 years ago when the teen soap opera premiered and James' instant superstardom changed his life forever— for better OR WORSE!
"I went from signing my first autograph in 1998 to, literally two weeks later, being rushed by an angry, screaming mob of teenage girls — girls getting crushed against barricades, and [me] being shoved in the back of a cop car to escape the melee. Literally, two weeks after signing my first autograph. That’s what I think of when I think of 1998."
Fleets of women fighting to get in bed with you?! What a rough life! LOLz!
These days, the 90s hearthrob can probably head to the mall without fearing for his life, but we will admit that if we saw him today we totez wouldn't be able to help ourselves from jumping around and screaming out "DAWSON!"