10:30pm – Monday, May 2 on FOUR
Former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek begins his guest stint in FOUR’s Mercy when the series continues its latest season on Monday, May 2nd at 10:30pm on FOUR.
Leading up to his guest appearance, James Van Der Beek spoke to E! News about his new role, revealing that he will be sticking around the Mercy hospital for at least eight to 10 episodes.
But before fans get nostalgic for Van Der Beek’s Dawson’s Creek days, the actor says that what Dawson lacked, his new character brings tenfold.
“He might be a womaniser, he has dark secrets possibly, he might have a gambling addiction,” Van Der Beek teases.
“He’s somebody who is kind of self-righteous, and he’s not at all precious with anybody else’s feelings. He’s got a goal; he goes for it, and he doesn’t really care who he upsets. He’s really playful in a way that almost borders nasty.”
He admits he was drawn to the role because he was fascinated by a specific question about his character’s personality:
“He’s somebody who just considers himself the smartest guy in the room and is right 90 percent of the time. So what happens in that extra 10 percent, when he’s not right? What happens then?”
Find out when James Van Der Beek’s head of the ICU, Dr. Joe Briggs, joins Mercy on Monday, May 2nd at 10:30pm on FOUR.