What ever happened to the Katie Holmes we knew and loved when she starred in Dawson's Creek?
There's a little piece on the Sydney Morning Herald website today on Katie Holmes - actress, wife to Tom Cruise and mother to little Suri (yet another strange, celebrity name - see my post on Grant Hackett's twins here about that). You can view the SMH article here.
I was a big, and I mean BIG, Dawson's Creek fan back in the day. I recall how disappointed I was when they canned the last series of the show on prime time tv after only 1-2 episodes. One week it was there...the next, gone. Imagine my excitement when I turned on the tv one afternoon to find it had returned! For that last season, it was my guilty pleasure at, from memory, 2pm in the afternoon Monday to Friday whilst my now 7 yr old was off in dreamland for his afternoon sleep. I have such fond memories of the show, I've even recently contemplated buying the series on DVD to get all nostalgic over. (I have almost convinced myself it's just the catalyst I need to get me motivated to do the ironing.)
Outside of the show, I always thought Katie Holmes seemed a pretty fun kinda gal. She seemed relaxed, intelligent, all of that. She made some pretty good movie choices too, that allowed her to show her diversity as an actress. But then she took up with Tom Cruise and, well, where did that fun girl go? Ok, she didn't go missing in the beginning. She was photographed riding on the back of his motorbike, sightseeing in Rome, allowing him to dip her and plant a big smooch-a-roobie on the lips - all the time smiling widely. But then, something changed.
Some may argue this is Tom's influence, or Scientology's. I don't know. I just don't think she looks very happy at times. Or, maybe the photos I'm seeing are those that are taken when she's annoyed with the paparazzi following her. I'd probably have a sullen look on my face too if I had to put up with that every day of my life.
Of course, she was a mere young 20-something back in her DC days, and she's obviously matured since then. But now, she always seems so...reserved in her interviews to me. It's like she's conscious of every word she utters in public. Perhaps she's worried about how she'll be portrayed?
In any case, I'd like to see at least a little of the old Katie back. Come on Katie! Loosen up, girl! Life is here to enjoy - have some fun!
Until next time...