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Michelle Williams Pays Tribute to Dawson's Creek's Mary Beth Peil, Who Is Still Alive Despite Worry on Twitter!

Michelle Williams Pays Tribute to Dawson's Creek's Mary Beth Peil, Who Is Still Alive Despite Worry on Twitter!

Michelle Williams gave a moving speech last night while accepting an award at the 2022 Gotham Awards and she paid tribute to her former Dawson’s Creek star Mary Beth Peil.

Some fans on Twitter seemed worried that Mary Beth had passed away after hearing about the tribute, but don’t worry, she is alive and well!

Click inside to read quotes from the speech…

Mary Beth Peil was the first artist that I had ever met in my life,” Michelle said during her speech. “She didn’t call herself that, but there was something different about her. It was the way she asked questions, the way that she leaned into conversations, and how excited she seemed for every moment of every day on our TV set. And I didn’t know what this ineffable quality was, but I knew I wanted to pull my chair closer to hers.”

Michelle elaborated more on her relationship with Mary Beth while speaking on stage. She concluded her speech, “I wouldn’t have known how to handle being Steven Spielberg’s mother [in The Fabelmans] without having been Mary Beth’s granddaughter, so thank you Mary Beth, and thank you Gotham Awards for this.”

Watch the speech below!

Michelle had someone special by her side during the awards show.

Read some tweets from fans below…

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