Joshua Jackson talks 'Dawson's Creek' and becoming a dad

By Sarah Kelsey

Joshua Jackson is always happy to talk about his breakout role on TV’s Dawson’s Creek, but that doesn’t mean he wants the show to be passed down to future generations, especially his own. The Affair’s leading man recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his time working alongside his Creek pals Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams on the hit teen drama and how reruns of the show still impact his life.

Joshua Jackson was only 19 when he landed the role of Pacey on the hit teen drama Dawson’s Creek. Photo: © Getty Images

“I have noticed friends of mine’s children, like teen and preteen children, suddenly being like, ‘Oh! You’re an actor! That’s what you do for a living!’ Yeah, it lives forever,” he said at the Television Critics Association Tour. “I’m glad all my awkward teen years are preserved for all time.”

The Vancouver native and his longtime girlfriend, Diane Kruger, have yet to become parents, but Joshua’s new comments hint that the loving couple might be ready to start a family. “I hope by the time I have children who are of the age that they can watch it, that that show is off the air… It’s going to be very hard to have any authority in my own household if that’s on the air.”

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If and when the stylish duo do decide to have children, their little ones are guaranteed to inherit some pretty impressive genes. Not only are Joshua and Diane acclaimed actors they are regulars on best-dressed lists. The jet-setting couple also shares properties in Paris, Los Angeles and Vancouver, giving them lots of room for a growing family

Back in 2013 the 39-year-old actress openly discussed her desire to have a family. “I see myself raising kids there. I would love that, having little French babies in Bonpoint.”

Clearly I need to get on that...what could be cuter than that face though ❤️ #Billie #friends #RLKids

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She even took to Instagram recently to opine about her increasing desire to have a tot. Featuring a picture of her friend’s toddler she said: “Clearly I need to get on that… What could be cuter than that face though?”

Sarah Kelsey is a gal in the know who regularly appears on television and writes for a variety of outlets. Check out her work at, on Twitter @sarahkelsey, Instagram @sakelsey and Pinterest @sakelsey.

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