ENTERTAINMENT

Ke$ha 'Blow' Video: James Van Der Beek Killed With Lasers

02/27/2011 08:59 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Here's one approach to making a career comeback: getting your head shot off by a rainbow laser. Hey, seems to be working for James Van Der Beek.

The former "Dawson's Creek" star co-stars in Ke$ha's newest video, for the song "Blow," a fun and colorful affair that sees him talking up the merits of muenster cheese and then fighting the singer to the death with lasers. It's just the latest in his playing-himself-comeback; he'll play an exaggerated version of himself in the upcoming ABC pilot "Don't Trust The B**ch In Apt. 23".

Talking to EW about the new meta roles, he said, "It starts with hours of preparation. [Laughs] It's just one of those things that started happening. It wasn't really by design, necessarily. You're kind of lucky enough when you're part of something that hits or catches on in popular culture, and all of a sudden people are asking you to play "You." I try not to take myself too seriously. Maybe I'm the only idiot who gets these things suggested to him."

WATCH:

Suggest a correction