Actress Katie Holmes achieved the height of her popularity at a young age with the success of TV series Dawson’s Creek, but her career saw a definite lull in the period she was married to Tom Cruise. Holmes, however, recently told Dujour Magazine that her lack of movie roles at the time was not caused by her relationship with the huge star. She simply chalks it up to the way the movie business works.
With the birth of her daughter, Suri, in 2006, Holmes’ film and TV career saw a slowdown. This year, though, her career has been resurrected with a slew of projects in the pipeline, not to mention her new film The Giver. “It’s the life of an actor. We don’t really have a lot of choice in the matter. You have dry spells, and then you have times when there is a lot of opportunity,” she said. She recounted how her father, when she was a young actor, had advised her not to let these changes affect how she lived her life.
Holmes also spoke about how she has become more comfortable with acting over time. “Early on, I could never get out of my head… I was afraid that I was going to get fired,” she revealed. “But the more projects you do, the older you get, the more life experience you get, you start to understand storytelling better. So you’re a little bit more confident going in. You’re not afraid of getting fired: You just want to contribute.”
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In her latest project, The Giver, Holmes plays the mother of the lead character, Jonah. Her character is a respected member of a society that restricts freedom of choice. Although Holmes has kept silent since her divorce on the subject of her ex-husband and his allegiance to the Church of Scientology, some are reportedly seeing the parallels between the fictional world in The Giver and the real-life religion in which the actress used to take part.
Katie Holmes’ latest movie project – ‘The Giver’