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Joshua Jackson Wanted to Quit Acting After ‘Dawson’s Creek’

Joshua Jackson Wanted to Quit Acting After ‘Dawson’s Creek’

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Joshua Jackson wanted to quit acting after shooting hit TV series Dawson’s Creek because the grueling schedule left him “burnt out”.

The actor began making movies as a teenager, but it was his role as Pacey Witter in the popular teen drama that launched him into teen idol status.

The show wrapped in 2003 following a six-season run, but filming more than 20 hour-long episodes a year took a toll on Jackson by the end of the series.

In an interview with Elle magazine, he says, “At that time in my life what I wanted to do was not be an actor. I was quite burnt out. It’s a lot of work. And on that show we were doing 22 episodes a year.

“It’s a grind. Truthfully, the process of making 22 episode of television a year is not very pleasant. I just wanted to stop. It wasn’t until the following year when I went and did a play in London that I actually enjoyed being an actor again.”

Jackson has since returned to the small screen, including his five-season stint on sci-fi series Fringe and his current supporting role on new drama The Affair.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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