Category: Family

Katie Holmes Dishes on Met Gala Look, Says She’s Kept ‘a Few’ Gowns for Daughter Suri

Katie dished with Entertainment Tonight on how she is saving some of her gowns for Suri.

It was one and done for Katie Holmes’ Met Gala look!

ET’s Carly Steel caught up with the 38-year-old actress on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, where she opened up about her teal gauffre jacquard Zac Posen gown.

“This was the only one I tried on,” explained Holmes, who has been close friends with Posen for years. “I love this dress because of the care that is taken into create something like this. Every ruffle is its own pattern, and there’s so much thought and detail in it. It’s really an honor to wear it.”

Also sporting a Zac Posen gown at the fete was Amy Schumer, who thoroughly entertained Holmes, judging by her Instagram.

Katie Holmes reveals the message to her daughter Suri in her new movie

Katie did an interview with the Business Insider on her new film “All We Had” and talked about how she dedicates this film to her daughter Suri.

Katie Holmes has gone through many phases in her career. We first fell for her as the pretty girl next door on the late-’90s series “Dawson’s Creek.” Then she suddenly became one of the most recognized faces in the world thanks to her marriage to Tom Cruise in the early 2000s (they divorced in 2012). Now she’s forging a new chapter as a filmmaker.

After two short films — a 2014 AOL original on women who inspire her and the 2015 ESPN “30 for 30” “Eternal Princess” on Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci — Holmes, 37, has made an impressive feature debut with “All We Had” (opening in theaters and on VOD on Friday). Based on the Annie Weatherwax novel of the same name, it stars Holmes as Rita, a down-and-out mom who leaves the man she’s with to start a new life with her daughter, Ruthie (Stefania LaVie Owen).

Business Insider talked to Holmes about the challenges of making her first feature film, if she has any regrets about walking away from the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman franchise, and why she dedicated “All We Had” to her daughter, Suri.

Jason Guerrasio: When did you catch the directing bug?

Katie Holmes: I think it was around the time of doing those shorts. [Producer] Christine Vachon, I had a meeting with her, and she mentioned the short, this AOL short, and asked if I wanted to do one. Once I had an idea of what to do and how to do it and actually did it, I was like, “Oh, I can do that. That wasn’t so bad.” And then the next step was the “30 for 30,” and again that boosted my confidence enough to decide I’m going to do a feature narrative. And I was supported by my agency, and [producer] Jane Rosenthal has been an exceptional friend, and she produced “All We Had,” she encouraged me to do the “30 for 30.” So it was having people around me saying, “Go for it.” So here I am.

Guerrasio: When reading “All We Had,” did you get caught up with the story and characters or were you trying to figure out if this was a story you could direct?

Holmes: Well, when I read scripts and when I read books, it’s more of an emotional response and I was really drawn to these characters. The book was written from Ruthie’s perspective and I felt that there was a beautiful story to be told and one that was valuable and also one that was a size that I could do as my first.

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Katie Holmes Talks Cooking for Suri and Why She’s ‘Careful’ on Social Media

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.”

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Katie Holmes on Parenting Suri: I Want to Be Just Like My Own Mom

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!”