In her new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, Busy Philipps let’s readers in on the good, the bad and the ugly behind-the scenes drama on Dawson’s Creek.
Philipps joined the cast of the hit show in 2001 (Season 5), saying it was clear from the start that there was an "intense dynamic."
She calls the show’s star, Katie Holmes "very sweet," but adds " we didn't spend that much time together. I knew she worked out a lot."
Philipps said she "had a hard time really connecting with her," adding that "She didn't seem to like to drink very much, and while I knew she'd sneak a cigarette every once in a while, she wasn't really like a hang-out-and-smoke kind of girl."
JOSHUA JACKSON AND JAMES VAN DER BEEK
The 39-year-old writes that stars Joshua Jackson and James Van Der Beek did not get along. She opined that Jackson saw himself as a "George Clooney type," but was a bit of a "mainsplainer" and could "turn a conversation into a dissertation."
Philipps says that she was also often body-shamed on-set.
"Wardrobe was really disheartening. The woman looked at my body skeptically. ;Hmmm. I think the trick with you will be to just accentuate your chest and push up your boobs and maybe show your legs, and then just try to hide from here’ - she pointed to right under my boobs – ‘to here’ — She pointed to right above my knees," adding that they covered up her moles and compared her disparagingly to Holmes, who they said "WORKS SO HARD" and "LOVES running."