Dawson Leery Says Memetic Waterworks Were Unscripted

Hot on the heels of the canon-challenging curveball from Simpsons creator Matt Groening that Springfield is in Oregon, Dawson's Creek alum James Van Der Beek drops another pop-culture bombshell: His now-iconic cry-me-a-creek scene was unscripted.

"It wasn't scripted, I don't think," the heartthrob hall-of-famer told HuffPost TV

I mean, it was appropriate for the scene. You know, it was just high drama; you've been living with this character for a while and a scene like that just kind of drops in your lap and you just lose it. They yell cut and say, ‘Oh my god. That was amazing!' So I remember being completely surprised by it because it was completely sincere. [Laughs.] The fact that it's being used to mock me now, I think it's so funny.

My reaction when I read this shocking revelation?

Dawson Leery Says Memetic Waterworks Were Unscripted

[HuffPost TV via The Hollywood Reporter]