James Van Der Beek Wanted To Quit Acting
He admits he was tempted to quit Hollywood once and for all when the show wrapped - and credits an extended hiatus with later reviving his love of performing.
He tells PopEater.com, "I was so burned out after six years of doing it that I thought I'd never do it again. In all my wisdom at age 26! And so I kind of dropped out for a bit. I disappeared for a little while and recharged and grew up a little bit. And then, a couple (of) years ago, I started saying yes to these things that I was being offered. Television guest spots and guest arcs, and I just started having a lot of fun. I started doing a lot of different television shows and worked with a lot of cool people. And it kind of sparked a passion for it again."
Van Der Beek has now landed a recurring role on the medical drama Mercy, and hints he could become a series regular, adding: "It's a possibility. I was actually looking for something like this. An arc in an already established show, just because I have fun doing that."
"This was a possibility to come in and try something new and if it worked, then maybe do it as a regular thing. So it's a great show, it's really well written, the actors are really great, and the character is... just a really fun way to go about your day."
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