Van Der Beek plays a scientist trying to stop a destructive weather system in The Storm, a miniseries premiering this Sunday (Jul. 26) on NBC.
Shooting under non-stop rain towers made filming very, very wet for Van Der Beek, who says his biggest challenge was keeping warm under the rain at 4 AM.
The soaked actor says every type of weather torture was thrown at him during the shoot, from lightening and wind to torrential storms.
A green screen wasnt used to simulate the rain, so the onscreen environment was as real as it gets.
Still, the TV water works werent as bad as what he endured while shooting Dawsons Creek.
While filming in North Carolina, Van Der Beek experienced three hurricanes in one season and realized how helpless humans are against nature.
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