By Tim Stack
April 02, 2018 at 05:57 PM EDT
  • TV Show

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Michelle Williams knows that her Dawson’s Creek character, Jen, isn’t exactly a fan favorite. Her character was the one who was brought in to cause problems in Capeside, so she was sort of doomed from the start.


“There were no rabid Jen fans,” laughs the actress. “Jen did not inspire big crushes or big fan love. In fact, it was the opposite. I do remember a little website called It’s a hard thing to bear when you’re a 16-, 17-, 18-year-old girl and there’s a website dedicated to hating you and your character. It’s a struggle! It’s a funny thing when you’re developing your own identity and the identity of the character you play somehow becomes confused with your own. But now, I’m 37 and everything is fine.”

To see what Williams said about Jen’s death in the series finale, click here, and to read about the time her on- and off-screen BFF Busy Philipps defended her in a bar fight, click here.