December 10, 2003
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When Dawson’s Creek went on permanent hiatus several months ago, Vancouver native Joshua Jackson told me he was worried that his phone might never ring again, that he could be out of work, permanently.
He planned to spend the summer in Vancouver, chill out, and wait for something to happen.
I’m not even sure he made it back home.
Since our chat, he was quickly signed on for a role in the indie, Americano, with Dennis Hopper, shot in L.A. and Spain.
Next came the horror thriller, Cursed, with Christina Ricci, shooting now in L.A. He also voiced a racehorse in the animated film, Racing Stripes.
Now he’s in Toronto shooting another indie, Aurora Borealis, with Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis and Louise Fletcher, playing a troubled young man struggling to get his life back in order after the premature death of his father.
And next, he’ll star with Harvey Keitel and Gerard Depardieu in Shadow Dancer, playing an aspiring young writer who tracks a literary titan (Keitel), who’s suffering from writer’s block, to his refuge in rural Italy.
There, he learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.
We’re still waiting for ya, Josh.