The Oscar-nominee actor in an interview with Patricia Clarkson, as cited by Fox News, revealed the experience of working on the WB show and how it discouraged her from taking another TV job for years.
Williams said that doing 'Dawson's Creek' for six and half years was "an incredible learning experience" but it left her feeling that something was missing.
"We did 22 episodes a year, and you'd be getting scripts at the last minute and you had zero input," she told Clarkson. "It was a little like a factory job ... It was formulaic," she added.
Apart from Williams, the show also starred James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, and Katie Holmes - from 1998 to 2003.
She was just 22 when the series ended. Her return to the small screen took ages and for a good reason, Williams, now 38, said.
"I don't think I've done television in between then and now because of a fear of loss of input," she admitted.
Williams transformed her acting skills and opted for roles such as Marilyn Monroe in 'My Week With Marilyn' which won her a Golden Globe award in 2012. She also featured in 'Brokeback Mountain' in 2005 and 'Manchester by the Sea' in 2016.
Williams returned to television in 2019 for FX's limited series 'Fosse/Verdon', where she essayed the character of Tony Award winner Gwen Verdon. She nodded a yes to the project because the medium is "different now".
"I could see that that was true and that it was something that I should open myself up to," she said.
"I always wanted to work with him, always," she admitted.
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