James Van Der Beek stopped by a U.K. morning talk show to promote his new series Carters Get Rich, and the whole thing got really awkward, really fast. The segment began with the co-hosts listing the accomplishments of his former Dawson’s Creek co-stars. They described Katie Holmes as a “leading Hollywood actress” (and as the former wife of Tom Cruise), pointed out that Michelle Williams has four Oscar nominations, and mentioned Joshua Jackson‘s role in The Affair. Then, to introduce Van Der Beek, they said, “What happened to the main man himself, Mr. James Van Der Beek? Well, he’s here now and that’s what he looks like.”
A puzzled and probably annoyed Van Der Beek replied, “I have been on television the last 20 years, just wanted to let you know.” One only has to take a cursory look at Van Der Beek’s IMDB page, which takes about 45 seconds, to see he’s had a ton of roles since Dawson’s Creek, including stints on How I Met Your Mother and Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23.
When the hosts asked him if he could have imagined he’d still be talking about it twenty years later, he said “No.” Eventually, they stopped talking about it, but it was totally cringeworthy. Van Der Beek handled himself like a total professional.
Watch the video above, via This Morning.
[image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? [email protected]