- Joshua Jackson reaffirms there will be no Dawson's Creek revival. "I don’t know why you’d want to [bring it back]. Nobody needs to know what those characters are doing in middle age. We left them in a nice place. Nobody needs to see that Pacey’s back hurts." He also quips that people binge watching the show now are watching a costume drama.
- He feels this time of his career, appearing in many critically acclaimed projects, is the pay-off era of a 30+ year career. He does regret not being more choosy with his projects directly after Dawson's Creek.
- Starring in the 2005 David Mamet play A Life In The Theatre opposite Sir Patrick Stewart on the West End was a turning point of his career. It reminded him he enjoyed acting and wanted to focus on working on good material with good people.
- Although born in Vancouver (and moved back following his parent's divorce), he was raised in Topanga, California until he was eight. He bought his 4bd/2-story childhood home in 2001 for about $800k. "My father unfortunately was not a good father or a husband and exited the scene, but that house in Topanga was where everything felt simple, so it was a very healing thing for me to do."
- Joshua now lives in the Topanga home with wife Jodie Turner-Smith and their daughter, who now sleeps in her father's childhood bedroom. He feels it were fate. "There was a mural of a dragon on the wall in that room that I couldn’t believe was still there, years later. The owner [who sold him the house] said, ‘I knew it meant a lot to somebody and that they were going to come back for it some day."
- The pandemic allowed him to stay with his wife and daughter when she was born. The time made him realize how society takes that away from fathers. "There is not a father I know who works a regular job who didn’t go back to the office a week later [after childbirth]. It’s robbing that man of the opportunity to bond with his child and spend time with his partner."
- Regarding his 15 month old daughter, Joshua says, "The thing that gets me excited is experiencing the world through my daughter’s eyes. I can’t wait to take her scuba diving. I can’t wait to take her skiing. I can’t wait to read a great book with her. I’m not worried at all she’ll be a wallflower. She’s been a character from the word go."
- He met Jodie two days after his 40th birthday. He was not looking to fall in love again or meet the mother of his child, but he sees life had other plans for him. "It was a whirlwind romance and I can tell my daughter I literally saw her mother across a room and thought, ‘I have to be next to this woman.’"
- Joshua credits Jodie for his current wardrobe, in that she took his style and actually made it stylish and tailored as opposed to changing him. The only jewelry he wears is his wedding band and a gold signet “JJ” ring on his little finger (a present from Jodie).
- Despite his ongoing career ambitions, fatherhood has changed his priorities in every possible way, including his approach to work and life. His family has to be the central focus or he isn't happy.
- He remembers Emilio Estevez giving him a stern lesson on style during his audition for the 2006 drama Bobby, which Estevez directed. "He said to me, ‘You only got this job because I know you. You came in here to play a very well-put together 1960s political operative and you’re wearing jeans and a hoodie.’ I had to grow up a little bit."
- Biggest fashion regret? “I wore a silk Ascot to an event once in Paris and I still have nightmares about it. I looked like Fred from Scooby Doo, but you live and learn.”
Full interview and more photos HERE.