Katie Holmes is allowing her passion to dictate her next paycheck. It’s not a big leap for an actor to step behind the camera, so we wouldn’t call it a completely new career track, but it was “very challenging” all the same, Katie confesses.
The 40-year-old former Mrs. Tom Cruise makes her feature directorial debut with ‘All We Had’ — starring Luke Wilson, Eve Lindley, Mark Consuelos and Katie herself — a film that traces the journey of a mother who struggles to make a better life for her daughter during the 2008 recession. Based on a 2014 novel by Annie Weatherwax, the movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival only days ago.
Getting behind the camera has always been a dream for the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star, so she was thrilled to have the opportunity to make it real. By her own admission, it wasn’t easy and it took the solid support of her friends and colleagues to make it happen. But, in preparing to direct, Katie found that she had a community of other women in film who were ready to lend a hand. “There was such positivity and then you do that for other women and you keep paying it forward,” says the first-time director, who already has another directorial venture lined up. Set to star as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a TV miniseries titled ‘The Kennedys — After Camelot,’ Katie has also been called upon to direct an episode of the show.
It just goes to prove that if you have a passion and you work hard towards achieving it, your dreams have every chance of seeing fruition someday. Kudos to Katie!
Image Credits: Katie Holmes for Bobbi Brown, via vogue.es
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