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"Dawson’s Creek" Mom Says She and Her TV Husband Were ‘Blindsided’ by Reunion: ‘Such a Shame’
Mary-Margaret Humes says cast get-together was “done behind our backs”
By Tim Kenneally
The recent reunion of the “Dawson’s Creek” cast might have brought joy to the hearts of the show’s fans, but it seems that two of the cast members of the show felt a bit left out.
Mary-Margaret Humes, who played Dawson’s mother Gail Leery on the series, took to Instagram on Thursday to say that she and John Wesley Shipp, who played her husband Mitch Leery on the series, were “blindsided” by the reunion, which she said was done “behind our backs.”
“Okay, so let me get this off my chest as the initial hurt has subsided just a bit,” Humes’ post began.
“I send an enormous amount of love and shout outs to the thousands of followers messages and [heart icon]’s that both @johnwesleyshippjr and I have read about being left out of @entertainmentweekly ‘s #dawsonscreek ‘reunion’ photos. This was their choice…not ours…it was done behind our backs and we both were literally blindsided by it when we woke up yesterday in NYC and LA.”
While Humes said that she and Shipp “both did a short telephone interview after the fact,” she added that they “were never told about the reunion.”
“For the portion of our family that did appear in these photos…congratulations…you look great and I love you,” Humes concluded. “I only wish I had been given the opportunity to have said it to your faces. Such a shame.”
For his part, Shipp posted a Photoshopped version of one of the reunion photos, with he and Humes inserted among their former castmates James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and the rest of the gang.
“Oh look @thereal_marymargarethumes There we are,” Shipp wrote.
EW had no comment for TheWrap on Humes’ statements.