By Rachel McRady
It’s been more than 10 years since fans obsessed over the love lives of those in Capeside, Massachusetts, and actress Michelle Williams hasn’t let her time away from Dawson’s Creek go to waste. She’s been nominated for three Oscars since 2006, and continues to challenge herself in emotionally and physically demanding roles like 2011’s Blue Valentine and 2012’s My Week With Marilyn.
Off screen Williams has endured the painful personal loss of ex-fiancé Heath Ledger in January 2008 and recently ended her year-long relationship with actor Jason Segel in February 2013.
And though she’s moved on to become one of Hollywood’s A-Listers, the 33-year-old actress still misses her time on the Wilmington film set of the show that put her on the map.
Williams spoke about her evolution at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 in NYC, where she revealed that she’d recently taken 7-year-old daughter, Matilda Ledger, for a visit.
“I actually hadn’t been back since the show ended but I went back and took my daughter on vacation and saw people I hadn’t seen in 10 years and went all the places that we used to go,” she revealed in an interview with The New Yorker’s David Denby. “And it was great. It was actually a real stroke of luck to be transported there.”