“For some reason — and again, I need to get over this; I’m [a] 35-year-old, grown-ass man — but I want to hide somewhere [when I hear it],” Van Der Beek quipped, while promoting his hilarious new comedy, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23. “If I’m in public and the song comes on, my first instinct is to find somewhere to hide — go in a corner, duck behind a rack, run into a dressing room, find the nearest restroom, like, just get out of there.”
“It’s a Pavlovian response, and I think it’s time for me to get over it. [Laughs] But for some reason, it just triggers inside of me. It’s a great song, but … It’s nowhere near my iPod.”
For some reason, even though this is the same sentiment that Kate Winslet shared about “My Heart Will Go On,” it doesn’t rub me the wrong way at all, whereas Kate’s comments did. Maybe it’s because James Van Der Beek (do you realize how hard it is not to continually refer to this guy as Dawson?) just said that the song made him want to run and hide while Kate said that the Titanic theme made her “feel like throwing up.” Maybe it’s because at some point, James Van Der Beek got super attractive and this is just a way to cope with that. Or maybe, and this one’s probably it, it’s because I actually like “My Heart Will Go On,” but “I Don’t Want to Wait” has been stuck in my head for about five straight years.
You remember it, right?
I can’t tell you how many times a day, every day, I sing something from this song. It’s usually the chorus followed by a series of “doo doo de doo”s that go on for way too long, but sometimes I get ambitious and try the first verse, even though I know approximately two of the words, so I end up just slurring some sounds before I get to that rewarding burst of “I DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR MY LIFE TO BE OVER.” It’s a serious problem for me, someone who watched about three episodes of Dawson’s Creek, so I can’t imagine how bad it must be for Dawson himself.
Who, seriously, got super, super hot.