"Let’s see, where do I start? This is the first time that one’s come up in a long time. Let’s see. I see it as, kind of, like, the greatest long-form acting class that any kid starting out could really hope for because I got so much experience—it’s invaluable. The kind of time that I got to spend on-camera has been invaluable. The ability to learn, you know, simple things, like learn your lines, or block the camera and pretend that it’s not there. You know, I really couldn’t do any of that before I made that show. And because I have so much practice, now that stuff is, kind of—I really don’t have to think about it; I can just trust it like it’s in my bones. Do you know what I mean? And, also, you know what the other thing that was really great about it for me? I got a lot of bad acting— I mean, I’m still capable of bad acting, don’t get me wrong, but think I got a lot of it out of my system because it felt like learning, you know? When you learn anything, you’re not particularly great at it, you know? Like, watching a kid, like, learn how to write their name or something? It starts of pretty shaky; it’s endearing, and it’s a sign of what’s to come, but, you know, it’s shaky. So, for me, I feel so lucky that I got to, kind of, get a lot of that out of my system, make a lot of mistakes, and, like, kind of, try and hone something on that show, because I never would have gotten that much practice if I had just, you know, made movies or something like that. Not that I think that it was a bad show; I just mean that I got to work out a lot, I got to work my talent out."
-Michelle Williams, who rarely talks about her days on "Dawson's Creek," looking back on the show with writer Scott Feinberg