What happened to the Dawson’s Creek casting?
Actress Busy Philipps joined the Dawson’s Creek party quite late; her character, Audrey Liddell, did not appear until the fifth season of the series. Still, she has become a central character over the last two seasons of the show as Joey’s friend and college roommate. By the time she appeared on Dawson’s Creek, she had already obtained some name recognition from the excellent Freaks and Geeks.
Busy Philipps had an awesome career in the years since Dawson’s Creek, and she has also used her fame to address social issues that are important to her. The role she’s probably best known these days is Laurie Keller on Cougar Town, but she has also had recurring roles on shows like ER and Deputy Directors, as well as occasional appearances in hit shows like Looking for Party, New Girl, and Development stopped. Philipps has also appeared in a number of films, often in smaller supporting roles. Look for it in white chicks, Made of honor, the gift and I feel pretty. She also hosted the E! Talk show Busy tonight from 2018-2019.
Philipps is a major defender for abortion rights, and launched the #youknowme hashtag to encourage women to share their stories and help break down the stigma of abortions. She shared that she had an abortion when she was 15, and had helped raise awareness and fight against state laws that restrict the procedure.