James Van Der Beek - James Van Der Beek's Role Regret

James Van Der Beek regrets turning down a role in 'Wedding Crashers'.

The 'Dawson's Creek' actor rejected the chance to audition for the part of Sack Lodge - the onscreen boyfriend of Rachel McAdams' character - in the 2005 comedy movie because he was ''worried'' about being portrayed in a ''certain way'', but he now wishes he had gone up against Bradley Cooper for the job.

He said: ''I look at some of my decisions in that time and I think, 'Why did I do that?'.

''I turned down auditions for things I probably shouldn't have, like the role that went to Bradley Cooper in 'Wedding Crashers' because I was worried about being seen in a certain way.

''In retrospect that was something of an unnecessary worry.''

James felt ''burnt out'' when he finished filming 'Dawson's Creek' - which lasted for six seasons from 1998 to 2003 - and he was glad to have a break from his ''exhausting'' schedule.

The 35-year-old star added: ''In retrospect I look back and I'm grateful. But it was an exhausting six-year marathon. I was shooting movies or doing photo shoots when the show was on hiatus.

''It was just a really long haul and I felt burnt out when it ended. I needed time to duck away and disappear, figure things out and grow up a bit. When I was 24 the character I played on TV was a teenager losing his virginity.''


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