Joshua Jackson Admits Dating Is Hard After His Breakup With Diane Kruger

"Everything's on your phone now, right?" the actor asks Ellen DeGeneres

By Zach Johnson Dec 13, 2016 1:25 PMTags
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Dating in the digital age hasn't been kind to Joshua Jackson.

When The Affair star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, he opened up about getting back out there after his July breakup with Diane Kruger. "It would be so hard to start dating again after 10 years," host Ellen DeGeneres said. Jackson agreed that it's been an interesting adjustment, saying, "Things have change a little bit since last time I was single. Maybe it was there, but I don't remember it. I mean, everything's on your phone now, right?"

"There's no more talking to people anymore. You talk to somebody and they're like, 'Ugh! No, no, no, no, no! We don't do that anymore,'" he added. "So, yeah, it's been quite a big change."

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DeGeneres suggested he should try a dating app or a dating website, but he wasn't sure that was realistic. After all, the 38-year-old actor asked, "What would my profile be?"

To his surprise, DeGeneres had plenty of vintage pictures from teenybopper magazines he could use on his profile. "Look at you," the host told her guest. "You're adorable all the time."

"You see adorable; I see embarrassing," Jackson laughed. "Just a little shift in perspective."

"You can tell that's a different time," DeGeneres said. "That's probably two or three years ago."

The conversation soon turned to The Affair, now in its third season. To DeGeneres' dismay, Jackson revealed there is less nudity this year. When a shirtless shot of the actor and co-star Ruth Wilson appeared onscreen, Jackson joked, "That episode was all naked, actually. That was the pilot episode. I don't even think they gave me a wardrobe. I just walked around naked."

Perhaps Jackson can use that picture on his profile.

Later on, DeGeneres asked Jackson about the possibility of a Dawson's Creek reboot, á la Full House and Gilmore Girls. As Jackson pointed out, Michelle Williams' character is dead, which poses a problem. "But the other thing is, it's been a very long time. I think for anybody who was a fan of Dawson's, to actually see us on camera again might be a little bit shocking and kind of heartbreaking. We're not cute kids anymore! It's been a long time," he said. "We're holding up OK, but I think if you put the four of us now up to the four us then, it might be a little shocking."