Who are your icons? Growing up, I always had my dreams set on being an actor, so I looked up to Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn. I also look up to Kate Winslet and Renée [Zellweger] and Cate Blanchett...and Diane Keaton—she's a genius. I think it's very inspiring to see these women attack such complex roles.
Now you do have that big life. That's where I am: My purse is full of Color Wonder [for Suri], scripts and calendars. I feel really, really lucky. And you know what? I feel the best response [to all those tabloid stories] is just going about my life: enjoying life, making movies, being a good mom and a good wife, and focusing on that. Because if you're doing well, what can they say?
How was it to have a 16-day shooting schedule (on Pieces Of April)? Wasn't shooting Dawson's much slower?
Katie: I preferred it. Not every movie can be shot that way, obviously. But, because of the emotional content of this movie, I felt like it was really advantageous for all the actors because we got to really stay in that character. I shot for 8 or 9 days, or 10 days maybe, so I was pretty much in that zone for that period of time. We knew that going in and it was one of those things where you just get ready, and you have no idea what's going to happen, if it's going to work, if it's not. The energy on set was just that of, 'We're going to get through this. We're going to solve these problems.' It was like camp. To be coming off of the television show, I really liked that pace.
"It was grainy, it was badly lit, and there was all this hair, (he remembers with a laugh) but somewhere in there were these eyes that just shot right through me. She was it." Kevin Williamson( Sur la vidéo de katie pour son audition dans Dawson's Creek)♥♥♥
"When she spoke she seemed so sweet and innocent, but there was a sparkle in the eyes." "When she stops moving, and you look into her eyes, you believe what she's saying." Joshua Jackson♥♥♥ "Kate is still accessible to young girls, but she's truly a woman, She's someone people care about and want to follow. She's not afraid to make fun of herself, and she has good comic timing." Forest Whitaker♥♥♥
Un grand Merçi à What-Happens.skyblog.com pour ce Magnifique montage! :)
So do you go out much? Do you have plans to become the new Hollywood party IT girl? No, I'm not the Hollywood girl yet. What is the Hollywood girl? You know, you have an entourage, you club-hop, eat dinner at 3 a.m., have Bloody Marys with Leo DiCaprio in the morning. No, I stay very low-key I enjoy having a night on the town every once and a while, but I kind of like just to hang out at home, watch movies and order in. She smiles her crooked smile of cuteness perfected and says: I'm an old lady! Do you ever feel caught up in the proverbial "Hollywood machine? This business is very unlike other businesses. But I don't feel like I'm part of the Hollywood Machine. I think I'm very blessed in life, even without this business. I have a very full life. And it's my choice to work, to meet with people, to work with them. Fatigue of course is something that happens, but I think that when you start feeling like part of the machine, it's time for a little break. A little Pepsi. Some R&R. A little hug from Mummy. She says this last line in a baby voiced drawl that could disarm even the most vehement of her detractors. I am charmed by her willingness to make fun. It's thrown me off track. I clumsily switch gears. I look at her, and her skin has a glamorous shimmer. I look at the cherry-cheeked makeup artist. What is your biggest fear concerning your career? It would to get to the point where I would not find the courage to take a risk. It's more rewarding for an actor to take risks even though it ends in failure, rather than not to dare taking a challenge and to always play the same roles.
"Katie has this incredible voice. We had prepared a 16th century choral arrangement that she was going to have to sing with a professional choir. We didn't know if she could sing. She said she sang a little bit."
"She opens her mouth, and sings like William Byrd from, like, 1580. I was blown away. It's like a gift. You feel like you're watching God come out through a person. I ended up getting her together with the composer of the film. She was in Los Angeles one day, and on the spur of the moment we had her come up to his studio and sing the opening theme of the movie. She sings the opening theme like Mia Farrow in 'Rosemary's Baby.'"
"“She carries Abandon, I've been staring at this movie a lot while editing it, and maybe I'm biased, but Katie is a movie star.”
♥.♥ ♥.♥ ♥.♥.♥.♥ ♥.♥ Benjamin Bratt: (co-star Abandon)
"She's still very much a girl on the cusp of being a woman,and that, in my point of view, is a wonderful place to be.”
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"Holmes does an okay job in her role, but it's not much of a stretch for her. In fact, the stressed out student part of her character might make you start seeing Joey Potter all over again."
"What exactly is Abandon? It's a psychological drama, but not really. It's a stalker suspenser, but not really. It has an unusually well-directed story, but not really. It's hard to even discuss the plot of the film without divulging what makes it sorta rise above (but not really) the usual, well, Paramount thriller."
"Holmes definitely has star appeal. But then she proven that as a southerly vixen in Sam Raimis The Gift. In Abandon, her pleasantness and naturalness is adorable, and its easy to see why the male characters in the film are raddled to her. The cast was good but the script was weak. The characters should have been given more depth and comlexity instead of insanity and arrogance. Katie Holmes fiber had the beauty and the brains but she didnt make the charm and state of grace."