Monday night Katie attended the Gotham Independent Film Awards where she presented an award. She looked beautiful in a Red & Black Zac Posen Floral Embroidered Dress from his Spring 2017 Collection.
Entertainment Tonight gives us our first look of The Kennedys: After Camelot.
Katie Holmes makes another striking transformation into Jaqueline Kennedy for The Kennedys sequel, The Kennedys: After Camelot, and this time she’s joined by Matthew Perry.
The new miniseries picks up where the last one left off after the assassination of Robert Kennedy in the late ’60s. Perry plays Senator Ted Kennedy with the help of a prosthetic nose, who is fighting the Chappaquiddick scandal in the series. The highly publicized incident took place on July 18, 1969 when a vehicle that Ted was driving veered into a body of water. Campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne, 28, reportedly drown in the accident, while Ted swam to safety.
This is just one of the many family sagas that get examined in the series, after the original stirred up controversy for its unflinching look at the lives of one of America’s most prominent political families.
The four-hour series also delves into Jackie Kennedy’s second marriage to billionaire, Aristotle Onassis and the tragic love story between John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.
Holmes last played Jackie O. in 2011, and ET was with her at The Kennedys premiere.
“As exciting as it was, it was daunting because she was loved by so many,” Holmes explained to ET at the time. “So you walk into a situation trying your best, but everybody has their idea of who she was and so you’re never going to please everyone.”
Despite the five-year hiatus, Holmes comfortably slips back into the role, baring a striking resemblance to the former first lady in photos from the set that were released in June.
In the pics, Holmes is in full character for a wedding scene, reenacting Jackie O.’s 1968 nuptials with Onassis.
This weekend Katie attended the Screening & Q&A of her film All We Had at the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Thanks to Claudia for her help in finding some of these pics!
I have added images to the gallery from the last few events that Katie has attended. Thanks to Claudia for her help in finding some of these pics!
Entertainment Weekly shares a look at All We Had and talking to Katie about the film and what drew her to the project.
Following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, and Meg Ryan, Dawson’s Creek and Batman Begins actress Katie Holmes turned to filmmaking after a nearly 20-year career in front of the camera, and a new trailer for the upcoming drama All We Had offers an emotional preview of her skills as a director.
The film, based on Annie Weatherwax’s 2014 novel of the same name, marks Holmes’ feature directorial debut, and follows a young mother, Rita (Holmes), who struggles to make ends meet in the hopes of forging a better life for her teenage daughter, Ruthie (Stefania LaVie Owen). The pair navigates life on the edge of poverty in the mid-2000s, enduring several personal and professional setbacks (Ruthie is rebellious in the face of Rita’s misadventures in holding down a job as a waitress) along the way.
All We Had’s new clip teases raw performances from the film’s star-studded ensemble cast, which includes Luke Wilson, Judy Greer, Richard Kind, and Mark Consuelos — who likened Holmes to Wonder Woman during an April interview with PEOPLE.
“What I loved about these characters is they’re very — they felt original and authentic, and their struggles are like so many people’s struggles,” Holmes previously told EW about the movie ahead of its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. “There was a real humanity to all of these characters, and I think that’s what drew me to the project and to the book in the first place.”
Eve Lindley, who plays a transgender waitress, Peter Pam, in the film, also championed Holmes’ perspective on the female-centric production.
“I loved the character, and I was so pleased to bring her to life,” she told EW. “It was a movie that was run by women and directed by a woman, and it was about a lot of women helping each other. … Those are really important stories to tell.”
All We Had is in theaters and On Demand beginning Dec. 9.
Check out the trailer for Katie’s directorial debut film All We Had.
Elle.com highlights the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program and Katie’s involvement in it.
Celebrating the second annual Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.
An all-woman slate of directors. The first woman to direct a superhero movie featuring a female protagonist. A remake of a classic movie starring four women instead of four men.
Each of these Hollywood headlines is cause for celebration—but their rarity isn’t. The underrepresentation of women in Hollywood is a chronic problem that isn’t getting better.
Through Her Lens, the Tribeca Chanel Women’s filmmaker program, is now in its second year and aims to change that very fact. Five emerging filmmakers—Ani Simon-Kennedy, Joey Ally, A.V. Rockwell, Catherine Eaton, and Sonejuhi Sinha—were selected to participate in the three-day workshop, which brings together women from every part of the film industry to provide support. One of the five will receive full financing at the end of the program to produce a short film; the other women will also receive grants.
In addition to funding, the program also offers the collective wisdom of Hollywood stalwarts. On Tuesday, the program kicked off with a lunch at NYC’s Locanda Verde. Host Jane Rosenthal, a film producer and the Executive Chair of Tribeca Enterprises, opened with a sly greeting to all the “nasty women” present, who seemed to rather appreciate the epithet—in this context, at least. Among the attendees were women from all over the film business; some, like Rashida Jones and Jennifer Westfeldt, were lending their expertise as mentors and jurors; others offered enthusiastic support.
Katie Holmes, whose first directorial effort All We Had will be out this December, noted that she herself had received a lot of support from other women, including Rosenthal. “It’s a pay it forward situation—I’ve been given so many opportunities by women,” she said of her film career. “Just like when you say it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to be an actor, it takes a village to be a director—it takes a village to be in this industry. It’s not easy. And for women, it’s particularly challenging.”
Mentorship of the kind offered by the Tribeca Chanel program is exactly what Holmes suggests young aspiring female filmmakers seek out. Drawing from her experience as an actress, she said that the industry can be labyrinthine and intimidating: “There’s a lot of things you don’t know when you’re entering [the industry] that you might feel shy about. You think that line should be changed? Go tell them why you want it changed. Have a point of view.”
Katie recently spoke to People.com about Suri, Social Media, and watching the political debates.
When Katie Holmes isn’t busy acting, directing, and looking after her 10-year-old daughter Suri, you just might find her in her New York City kitchen.
“I do like to cook,” the actress told PEOPLE at Quaker’s Oatober event in Manhattan. “In this business, you have months where you’re super busy, then you have months where you’re not. It’s not a consistent thing. So whenever I have time to dedicate to making a really nice meal, I really take it.”
In terms of her skill level, she says: “I think I’m a solid 7.” Holmes, who is the oatmeal brand’s new spokesperson, is particularly keen getting quality time with Suri in the mornings. “I like to make a nice breakfast and start the day calmly. I like that time with my little one before school.”
And when it comes to making dinner, she sticks to her (and Suri’s) favorites. “I like making pasta and lasagna; I usually follow Mario Batali recipes,” she says. “[Suri] has her favorites, like most kids,” she adds, admitting, “I don’t really have any tactics to help [with picky eating]. I think like most parents you make the stuff you know that they like, and every once in a while you introduce something new.”
On nights when she’s been working a lot, she’s not above ordering in and eating on the couch. “I watch a lot of CNN, especially right now,” the outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter says. And as for her ultimate TV-watching snack? “Nachos.”
Though Holmes is a notably private person, she is very active on Instagram, frequently posting artistic shots of her N.Y.C. surroundings — with the occasional food photo or selfie thrown in for good measure.
And if you think her Instagram account looks carefully crafted, that’s because it is. “I try to post things that take time,” Holmes says. “I am careful with what I share; I think about it. To me it’s like a magazine.”
The actress has also recently taken a major leap in her career — stepping behind the camera in the upcoming drama All We Had, which Holmes both directed and is starring in.
“I definitely have a greater appreciation for all of the work and all of the directors that I have worked with have done,” she says. “I really like having creative control over projects. You put so much into it and it’s a lot of work but I can’t wait to do it again and again.”
Katie shared with People.com on the type of mother she tries to be for Suri.
When it comes to raising daughter Suri, Katie Holmes looks to her own mom, Kathleen, for parenting cues.
“She’s just so kind and has such a pure heart; she really leads with those two qualities, so I try to do the same,” Holmes, 37, told PEOPLE at the Sept. 8 opening of the restaurant Avra Madison in New York City.
“She’s just so kind and very generous, so I try my best to embody that and pass that on to my own daughter,” Holmes says.
The night before the restaurant launch – which the actress-director hosted – Holmes took her mother as her date to the re-opening of the Cartier Mansion in New York, an outing that doubled as a birthday celebration for Kathleen.
“It’s always a blessing to be able to have time with my mom – especially time in the city with her,” Holmes says. “We always have a good time.”
The mother-daughter duo always have a good time with Suri, now 10, too.
In July, Kathleen accompanied her daughter and granddaughter to Finding Neverland on Broadway, where they posed with the musical’s cast backstage after the show.
More recently, over the weekend, Holmes posted some sweet shots on Instagram of her family at a more intimate surprise birthday party thrown for her mother, captioning the family photos with gratitude-filled hashtags, from “#blessed” to “#love.”
As for how Holmes and Suri enjoy their time at home? The Kennedys After Camelot star says they spend time in the kitchen making her go-to: “Chocolate chip cookies!”