James Van Der Beek's role regret

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In this hilarious box office hit, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have perfected the art of wedding crashing but when one of them actually falls in love, their sacred rule, "never leave a fellow crasher behind," may end up getting broken! Directed by David Dobkin, the comedy film also stars Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper and Jane Seymour.
May 26th, 2012

James Van Der Beek regrets turning down a role in 'Wedding Crashers'.

The 'Dawson's Creek' actor rejected the chance to audition for the part of Sack Lodge - the onscreen boyfriend of Rachel McAdams' character - in the 2005 comedy movie because he was ''worried'' about being portrayed in a ''certain way'', but he now wishes he had gone up against Bradley Cooper for the job.

He said: ''I look at some of my decisions in that time and I think, 'Why did I do that?'.

''I turned down auditions for things I probably shouldn't have, like the role that went to Bradley Cooper in 'Wedding Crashers' because I was worried about being seen in a certain way.

''In retrospect that was something of an unnecessary worry.''

James felt ''burnt out'' when he finished filming 'Dawson's Creek' - which lasted for six seasons from 1998 to 2003 - and he was glad to have a break from his ''exhausting'' schedule.

The 35-year-old star added: ''In retrospect I look back and I'm grateful. But it was an exhausting six-year marathon. I was shooting movies or doing photo shoots when the show was on hiatus.

''It was just a really long haul and I felt burnt out when it ended. I needed time to duck away and disappear, figure things out and grow up a bit. When I was 24 the character I played on TV was a teenager losing his virginity.''