Katie Holmes appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently, where she discussed her breakout role in Ang Lee’s acclaimed drama The Ice Storm. She recalled the moment she traveled to Los Angeles to audition for the job. Holmes stated:
“It was also my second day in Los Angeles and my first audition. I know I’m lucky.”
Katie Holmes’ performance in The Ice Storm earned her considerable praise from critics. The film was also critically appreciated for its great script, characterization and acting performances. During her conversation with Jimmy Fallon, Holmes also discussed her new film, Rare Objects, as well as her play, The Wanderers.
Katie Holmes discusses her first film, The Ice Storm.
Katie Holmes told Jimmy Fallon that when she arrived in New York to shoot The Ice Storm, she was 17 years old and thought to herself:
“I mean, that’s exactly what I want to achieve. Great! And then I went home and put myself up for more auditions, but I didn’t really get anything. ‘Oh, this might be it,’ I thought. Man you never know, it could be all there is.”
She went on to say,
“But it was okay because I said, ‘You know what? It is OK. It was an incredible event and I can tell my grandchildren about it and be okay.’ I thought, “Wow, that’s great.”
Katie Holmes said she wanted more employment at the time, but not to be “greedy.” The Ice Storm launched Holmes’ acting career, and she went on to play a number of notable roles in film and television. Holmes also discussed her upcoming film, Rare Objects, which she characterized as a story of “female camaraderie and healing.” She directed and co-wrote the film, and she also plays a major role in it. Alan Cumming and Julia Mayorga also star. She also discussed her passion for theater and her new play, The Wanderers. She said she had a “great time” performing the show, which delves into topics such as family, marriage and death.
A brief review of Katie Holmes’ previous works
Katie Holmes recently directed, wrote and produced the film Alone Together, in which she also starred as June. The plot revolves around two strangers sharing an Airbnb during the COVID lockdown. According to Prime Video, here is a brief synopsis of the film:
“During the beginning of quarantine, two strangers end up double-booked in the same rental in New York. To compound the problem, these diametrically opposed personalities must learn to cope with each other’s quirks before learning that they have more in common , than you can see.”
Apart from that, Holmes has been in movies like The Secret: Dare to Dream, Brahms: The Boy II, Ocean’s 8 and many more. Her television credits include Dawson’s Creek, Ray Donovan and The Kennedys: After Camelot.