Katie Holmes reveals she didn’t want to be ‘greedy’ over acting jobs after making debut in 1997 film
Katie Holmes revealed that she didn’t want to be ‘greedy’ about landing acting jobs after making her film debut 25 years ago in Ang Lee’s 1997 movie The Ice Storm.
The 44-year-old actress during an appearance on Tuesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was asked what she remembered about her first film.
‘Well, I was 17, and I remember we came to New York, my mom and I, and we shot it, and I thought, ”Oh, this is what I want to do. Great”,’ answered Katie who wore a black coat, white shirt and black fringed skirt on the NBC talk show.
Film debut: Katie Holmes revealed that she didn’t want to be ‘greedy’ about landing acting jobs after making her film debut 25 years ago in The Ice Storm
‘And then I went home, and I was putting myself on tape for different auditions, and I wasn’t really getting anything and I thought, ‘Oh, well, that might be it.” You know, ‘That might be all there is.’ But it was okay, ’cause I was like, ‘You know what, that’s okay. Like, that was an amazing experience”. And I can, like, tell my grandkids and I’ll be fine,’ Katie said.
‘You were happy with that,’ said Jimmy, 48.
‘Well, I mean, I wanted more jobs, but I was like, ‘Don’t be, you know, greedy”,’ Katie said.
Jimmy asked if she recalled her audition for the film and Katie said she and her mother Kathleen went to Los Angeles for pilot season.
Drama film: The 44-year-old actress is shown in a still from the 1997 Ang Lee film The Ice Storm
‘And it was my second day in Los Angeles and my first audition. I got lucky,’ Katie said.
Jimmy then asked Katie if she was intimidated by LA.
‘Yeah, I remember we got lost a lot because it was like, you know, no Google maps it was the Thomas Guide. …And we were lost every single day,’ Katie said.
Not greedy: ‘Well, I mean, I wanted more jobs, but I was like, ‘Don’t be, you know, greedy”,’ Katie said
With mom: Katie and her mother Kathleen were spotted on Tuesday headed to the talk show
Subway ride: The actress rode the subway while bundled up in a coat
Outfit bag: Katie carried her outfit for the talk show in a clothes bag
On phone: The actress was on her phone while riding the subway
Jimmy admitted to getting confused by the spiral-bound street map grids.
‘To this day, when I drive in LA, I know how to get around because of all the times we got lost when I was a kid,’ Katie said.
Katie was on the NBC talk show to promote her new off-Broadway play The Wanderers.
Stage actress: Katie was on the NBC talk show to promote her new off-Broadway play The Wanderers
The Wanderers will begin performances on January 26 at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre.
She also promoted her film Rare Objects that Katie co-wrote, co-produced, directed and stars in.
Rare Objects is the third film that Katie has helmed after making her directorial debut with the 2016 film All We Had followed by her 2022 film Alone Together.
Film director: The Dawson’s Creek star also promoted her film Rare Objects that Katie co-wrote, co-produced, directed and stars in
The R-rated film will have a limited theatrical release staring on April 14.
Katie also played a new game with Jimmy called Fast Talkers in which they both repeated tongue twisters as fast as possible for 10 seconds.
The Dawson’s Creek star has 16-year-old daughter Suri with ex-husband Tom Cruise, 60.
Game show: Katie also played a new game with Jimmy called Fast Talkers in which they both repeated tongue twisters as fast as possible for 10 seconds