“Dawson’s Creek” Exec Dropped The C-Bomb On Michelle Williams
God, I miss Pacey. I don’t miss Joshua Jackson, I miss Pacey. He was so earthy and wise and snarky and cutesy. With the Dad who didn’t like him and the first season when he confessed he whacked off all the time in the “Breakfast Club”-type episde. *sigh* And I loved when he stole Joey from Dawson. That was a move that had to happen because the damn show should have been called “Pacey’s Creek”. Anyway, apparently one of the executives who ran the show didn’t love Michelle Williams or her character and used the dirtiest word in the English language to describe her . The word that ladies either like or really really loathe. See you next Tuesday, Michelle!
The upcoming book “Billion-Dollar Kiss: The Kiss that Saved ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and Other Adventures in TV Writing” ($27, Gotham Books) will likely be much-discussed by TV insiders. It’s not exactly a roman-a-clef — author Jeffrey Stepakoff rarely names names in his memoir about life as a writer for prime-time TV shows, including “Dawson’s Creek,” “Hyperion Bay” and “Major Dad” — but he does offer some much-needed insight on the TV creation process.
More C-bomb details are after the jump!
But there is one revelation that’s bound to get tongues wagging around Hollywood. He quotes former WB executive John Litvack, now a co-executive producer on The CW’s “Smallville,” as referring to “Dawson’s” cast member Michelle Williams as a “chipmunk-cheeked [a vulgarity that rhymes with ‘punt’]!”
The anecdote comes as Stepakoff recounts Litvack’s “guidance” of a couple of shows during his tenure as a WB executive. In this instance, Litvack did not cotton to a story pitched for Williams’ character, cutting off a writer making the pitch with, “I don’t care about that chipmunk-cheeked [see above]!”
Nothing shocks me. But I’d much rather read about him saying “why do we have the show named after that whiny hydrocephalic homosexual who everyone hates?” That boy’s head is bigger than mine and I’ve GOT A HUGE HEAD.