Williams told Britain's The Times, "My God, it was a blessing in so many ways and continues to be. It lifted me out of Los Angeles and placed me until I was 22 in a sleepy Southern town. It was the best acting class, learning to hit your mark, absorb your lines. I feel indebted to it, and if there was ever a reunion show, sign me up."
The actress was a teenager when she landed her breakthrough role as Jen Lindley on the drama, and she headed to Wilmington, N.C., with castmates Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and James Van Der Beek to film the series.
They spent five years shooting six seasons of the show, and it ended in 2003, when Williams was an adult.