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Katie Holmes' 'Giver' Triggers Memories From Her Childhood

Katie Holmes' 'Giver' Triggers Memories From Her Childhood

Katie Holmes dons a black turtleneck while catching a departing flight at LAX Airport on Friday (August 15) in Los Angeles.

The day before, the 35-year-old actress looked chic while exiting CBS Studios after doing an interview about her latest film The Giver.

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“Well, I grew up in the Midwest, and I have such fond memories of every single Christmas. So, what really hit me in [The Giver] was seeing Jonas go sledding, because I remember that so distinctly in my childhood; that sense of freedom, wonder, and awe. [Laughs] It usually meant a snow day and just so much fun,” Katie recently shared to Refinery29.

FYI: Katie is wearing Strom jeans.

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  • annnnnd…..

    and we have our answer and it’s YES she is going to go right back to going out with messy hair and strange odd clothes.
    Is that a freaking turtle neck? It’s 70plus in los angels and probably 80 in NY.

  • Giver

    RT Rating jumping between 27-30percent last day.
    Opening Weekend: Latest estimates around 10-12M

  • Just a Comment

    Even the article hints at it “The day BEFORE, the 35-year-old actress looked chic while exiting CBS Studios after doing an interview about her latest film The Giver.” It doesn’t say that she looked chic at LAX. I think Los Angeles does not hold fond memories for Katie. It is where Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills mansion AND Scientology’s Celebrity Center is at. When Katie’s reportedly in Los Angeles, she seems to arrive QUIETLY to do whatever she is there to do and then leaves ASAP. I agree that she will go back to her casual look (NOT CHIC) once promotions for her projects are over. But I think this video that Katie directed of Inspriational Women shows the REAL Katie Holmes. I think this is how Katie would prefer to dress if she didn’t have to get CHIC for her acting gig. I think she is a very casual, messy type of person.

  • lollipop

    There are quotes form her saying she is a slob by nature and it seems to carry over into her dressing.
    Casual and unkept are not the same thing.
    So many have commented that it’s very more strange that this person aspired to have a fashion line and she usually looks so out of style. What she is wearing here looks like a girl from a mid-west mall but I think worse to be honest. Just not up to date or sharp. If she doesn’t care she is in the wrong business especially since she chose to live in NY and knows she will get her photo taken every few days.

  • DTBH

    She reminds me of my middle child. If you think that someday u will be pleasantly surprised forget it. Now 25 she keeps life living at the edge. For her? That, I don’t know! No doubt Katie doesn’t give a hoot about any of us posters: “Judge not lest yea be judged”.

  • Just a Comment

    There are many pictures out there of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise early days together where they are both sitting outside a field watching Isabella play soccer. This was before they got married and Katie is dressed very casual, not wearing expensive clothes, barely any makeup, hair not styled just a very casual jeans gal. I think when she married Tom Cruise he was the one that offered her a world of unlimited couture dress designers, make up stylist, hairstylist, and introduced her to a luxurious world she had only heard of but not lived. She comes from a middle class family and not a wealthy family. When you see Katie at premieres PRE CRUISE she is not wearing expensive clothes or great make up, hairstyles, etc. she was a young pretty girl dressed with her own defenses. You can see that evolution in many pictures or videos during her marriage to Cruise where Katie’s appearance is changing for the better. And that included exercise, ballet, private lessons, facials, stylists, etc. All that takes discipline and $$$ Here’s a video of some of their first appearances together as a couple. I think in the very beginning Katie was infatuated with Cruise and you can see it in her face, the happiness and joy she is living. That was in the very beginning. She probably felt she hit the jackpot. Little did she know what the next seven years would include…

  • Rosemary Fidalgo

    Why does she always have that witch and mean expression on her face?

  • Lilly

    Wow you guys have tough standards. All I see is a woman wearing a normal casual outfit. Jeans, sweater, tennis shoes. Everything is snug and tidy. Her hair looks wet to me. She probably hopped in the shower and then rushed to catch her flight. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

  • Rosemary Fidalgo

    Look at her lost sight, she’s planning something… Crazy woman, I wonder whats her problem.


    Yes, like America celebrates alien eurasian holidays in their midwest. More media industry garbage.

  • Fifth Place

    yikes. 10million opening weekend is not anyone’ s idea of a hit movie.
    came in 5th last night

  • Just a thought

    @Rosemary Fidalgo: Doesn’t like to be hounded by the paps and feels they r every bit intrusive as Tom was.

  • Rosemary Fidalgo

    @Just a thought: Yes, the girl’s exposure is because of Tom too. I dont mean I like him.

  • friend

    You adore them or hate them. Or you just dont care…

  • Bot

    @friend: I dont care

  • Missy

    I like her bag.

  • popeye

    What’s wrong with the get-up?!?? Love how Katie looks – just being fresh and comfortable.. People here really do have high standards. Or maybe in hollywood you really have to look fabulous and sophisticated outside to cover up the trash and rottenness inside just to protect the “brand”. Oh,well…

  • olive oyl

    She looks ok to run to the store but if you are a celebrity going to an airport like LAX and you know they are covered with paps why not dry your hair?
    If she doesn’t care so be it but most people would not want to be featured in tabloids looking not fully dressed.
    Most people I know celebrity or not wouldn’t go to the airport with a wet head.
    It’s not just the brand it’s coming across put together and LAX is a place she knows she will get her picture taken.

  • DTBH

    She so reminds me of my middle child! If you think u’re going to be pleasantly surprised, forget it! These personalities like to live on the edge (or keep you living on the edge) and have no interest nor give the time of day to those who judge. ” Judge not lest yea be judged”=:O

  • Danelle

    One star that tends to look casual and stylish most of the time, even on airport runs, is Cate Blanchett.

    She is one of my top 5 favorite actresses, so I may be a little bias, but I don’t think too many would disagree.

    I think if you googled Katie prior to Tom Cruise she has pics where she was out and about (airport, street walks, etc) and still looked casual and not careless.

    There are more pics during on post marriage that she more than not looks careless and its obvious (to press, media, general audience) that when she does look put together, nice or fashionable, its due to someone else’s work. (i.e., stylist)

  • Just a Comment

    #19 – But the thing is you will be judged. You will be looked at, commented at, written about. In the TomKat period they both participated in that exposure. Now they have backed off that approach. However, celebrities are scruntized especially in this day and age of information when photos and videos travel quickly and a lot of people have cell phones with cameras. Going back to the early days of Hollywood the public has been consumed with celebrities. That’s why stylists and makeup people charge their fees because they are in demand. Katie knows this but I don’t think she has the discipline to look chic all the time. That makes her look like everyone else. If you have ever been physically near a celebrity, especially one that is currently successful, you will see they are slender (camera adds pounds and they have trainers), have nice skin (get facials for close ups and photos), and their hair looks healthy (especially the women), etc. But they can afford it because the successful ones also make a lot of money. And that makes them look nice, beautiful, exceptional from the public.

  • Just a Comment

    #20 – For me, Cate Blanchett a professional. She understands her brand and takes care of her image.

  • Just a Comment

    and Cate Blanchett is a talented award winning actress. I think there is something about successful people that they somehow have this discipine in their grooming. I’m not talking about ALWAYS being all chic and having flat ironed hair but clean and well groomed when they go out in public. Yes, granted these pictures of Katie at the airport which what appears like she had wet hair and its drying, I know would NEVER go to the airport with wet hair especially if I know the paps are going to be there. No way! You see celebrities coming and leaving to the airport (Eva Longoria, Salma Hayak, Gywneth Paltrow, Jennifer Gardner, Victoria Beckman, etc.) and they all look comfortable or very nicely groomed. I don’t think I have ever seen a celebrity going to the airport with wet hair. Oh well…

  • DTBH

    @Just a Comment: #23 – than Leonardo doesn’t give a rat’s Petunia. Nor Maggie gyllynhal etc. I don’t think u can generalize like that. Phillip and Robin were gifted but their lack there of self discipline is what did them in. No doubt her PR people have told her about image and she will concede but not be controlled. Wet hair at the airport, not sure that’s a make it or break it deal?

  • Devil’s Advocate

    Russel Crowe is known for his horrendous BO

  • so

    @Devil’s Advocate:
    1) good or bad, men are judged differently then women.
    2) he can act. he can get away with a lot more.

  • Nathan

    Katie looks great.

  • Just a Comment

    #24 – Did you notice I mentioned women? I agree that women are judged differently than men. God help a woman who has a baby in Hollywood and doesn’t drop the extra weight right away or gains too much weight during her pregnancy. The blogs will go after you. Look at Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, even Katie when she was pregnant. All of them felt the pressure to lose the weight. I bet Cruise demanded Katie lose all her baby weight before their wedding. Women are judged harded in Hollywood. There are more older male actors in the business than older women. When women get to a certain age in Hollywood its bye bye love, hello pop tarts. Like Goldie Hawn said in the movie the First Wives Club “In Hollywood there are three ages for a woman, “babe, district attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.” The male actors also make more $$$. That’s a reality.

  • Devil’s Advocate

    @Just a Comment: And yet Goldie Hawn is with one of the best actors out there.

  • box office mojo

    12.7M estimate for weekend. could be slightly lower or slightly higher but right in that ball park. Doubt anyone involved is happy with those numbers.

  • Danelle

    @box office mojo:

    So, what’s the forecast for The Giver with an opening of $12.7M (set) with a production cost of $25-30 M?

    For example, Ender’s Game in 2013 opened with $27 M and the following weekend was $10M, continuing to $6M and $1.9 M the following weekends. Also, a higher score on the tomato meter – critics and audience, with at least three times more audience rating it.

    I estimated a $10-13M opening weekend with book fans, YA fans and Swift fans supporting it.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the final numbers end up closure to $10-11M opening weekend.

  • Devil’s Advocate

    Last night we stayed in and watched Divergence. Why go out and pay to watch the Giver when u can stay in and not pay?

  • box office mojo

    Yes most have a huge (at least 50percent?) drop off the 2nd weekend. Then trails off as you described. So if it has an 8 week run in theaters it will barely make the basic budget of 25-27(there are mixed reports).
    But it needs to do 60 Plus to make a profit.Not sure how much world wide will bring in but I don’t think more then domestic with this sort of movie.
    I agree that final numbers will be lower. My guess was about 11Mil but Monday they will post final figures.

  • Caryn

    @box office mojo: it will make money in the end. When you factor in domestic/international ticket sales, rentals, DVD/online sales it will make money. They have kept the marketing costs reasonable so they don’t have to overcome a hugely inflated budget there.

    Katie, however, needs a blockbuster on her resume if she wants to continue getting choice roles. Or she needs a film with a lot of buzz and critical acclaim. So far it isn’t happening for her.

  • #34 CARYN

    It will probably make money in the long run since budgets were so low but I am pretty sure Mr W isn’t happy with such a weak result.
    Do you think it will even make 25 in the US? (before dvd)

  • Caryn

    @#34 CARYN: I think I fit stays in the theaters long enough it will. A couple more weeks in the first run theaters and then a couple of weeks in the discount ones–yes. BUT as you say Mr. W is probably not pleased on wo levels. The return on investment and IF he is trying to groom Katie for bigger things her lukewarm critical reviews for it. I mean geez, overall Taylor Swift is getting better reviews. And the one that got the bet overall reviews, Skarsgard, isn’t physically promoting the movie because of his commitment to Tarzan in London. He is doing phoned and print reviews. Katie is the only one going whoe hog with the physical face-to-face ones.

  • daisy

    Not to mention most of Holmes reviews brought up her cultish past which brings it back to the forefront. Doubtful they consider that a good thing ;)
    A lot more probably thought about it then actually said it out loud and put it in the review. Her good reviews were she is good at being a robotic cult like figure. Wonderful.

  • Nathan

    I think Miss Meadows is the movie that’s gonna do things for Katie. She got good reviews for her performance in Miss Meadows plus it’s a dark Oscar-bait type movie so I could totally see Katie getting an award nomination ether golden globe or Oscar.
    Miss Meadows is coming out at the end of the year in November too witch gives Katie an even better chance to get a golden globe or Oscar nomination. Plus this year has been crap for movie’s especially in the leading lady-Best Actress category so Katie has a good chance.

  • Danelle


    You’re kidding right?

    Shailene Woodley (FIOS) is a shoe-in. Think Jennifer Lawrence before her.

    And even if Shailene doesn’t win there are so many others, including Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Rosemund Pike (Gone Girl). In addition, Harvey Weinstein has already gone on record to support an Oscar push for Jessica Chastain in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, so no support that way.

    Katie Holmes isn’t on anyone’s 2015 Oscar prediction list….except yours.

  • Nathan


    I like shailene woodley and I’m sure it’s a good movie but she’s not going to win an Oscar with “fault in our stars” it just anther teen romance movie. those movies don’t win awards.

    Don’t forget Harvey Weinstein himself said Katie gave a Oscar performance in Miss Meadows.

  • caryn

    @Nathan: Well hate to burst your bubble Nathan, but a quick google search for Oscar noms for 2015 won’t show KH on anyone’s list. Unless Harvey gets busy lobbying for a nom for Miss Meadows she doesn’t appear to have a chance. Top contenders are the actresses danelle mentioned. And as a long shot Kidman for Queen of the Desert and Michelle Williams for Suite Francais. These two movies aren’t out yet. Even Angelina Jolie is placed on several lists as a long shot for her performance in Maleficent. Nowhere does Katie Holmes name appear. Not saying it couldn’t happen, but Harvey isn’t going to waste money on someone he thinks doesn’t have a chance to win.

  • Danelle

    Weekend wrap up from

    The writing was on the wall for The Weinstein Company’s “The Giver.” The company desperately wants to be in the hit Y.A. business, but has failed to do so thus far. While the movie boasted Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, the kids really care about the teens and Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan (seemingly chosen at Teen Choice Award randomness) apparently didn’t connect. ***TWC always seems to be marketing these films to the media rather than the intended audience,*** and that seemed to be part of the problem as critics mostly described the film as unimaginative and dull. But the YA genre can be lucrative so expect every studio to keep trying until the trend dies off. The movie couldn’t muster more than $12 million in its opening weekend and expect this one to disappear from studios rather quickly.

    I agree with Weinsteins marketing of films as well as actors, in this case Katie Holmes.

    If you were to conduct an audience poll, most (overwhelming) people would only know Katie from – Dawsons Creek, Tom Cruise and Suri’s mom.

    Very few would remember her unmemorable performance in Batman Begins or any of her films since. Not to mention her brief stints on Broadway and toe dipping in the Fashion business.

    Harvey will wise up to what the ‘audience’ sees Katie’s acting ability to be and quit the craziness of marketing her as a solid, Oscar worthy actress to the media. It won’t stick.

    Jessica Chastain has better odds – Zero Dark Thirty and this years His/Her.

    Although, I still believe Shailene Woodley is 2015 Oscar’s Jennifer Lawrence, but that’s just my opinion.

  • Danelle
  • Just Saying

    I Never go too a movie the 1st week end it’s out. I wait until I hear the rumble. Sometimes not until I hear it or she won the Oscar!

  • Sincerely Concerned

    Anymore shooting for woman in gold?

  • April

    There may be some that don’t go the first week since it still makes some money but just like Box Office Mojo and the others were really close on their predictions the same is true for predicting the future after the first week. Some have strong legs and have a strong 2nd week or so but this one is already having below average reviews. The die off will be very close to what was listed above.
    25Million domestic is probably very close.

  • April

    Totally agree with “marketing these films to the media….”
    The media would love to see KM success so they can write their come back from cult stories. The audience in general however is over it. They are either over the whole story or just not that into her specifically. Katie has a small fan base but that is not enough to carry a movie or generate public interest )
    HW posing with Katie Holmes and Matt Lauer a few weeks ago is so 2006. People are over it.
    But maybe that is part of HW’s reason for taking her on. He still wants to write that story.

  • Missy

    The movie was not marketed as a Katie Holmes movie. She was barely in the trailers and tv spots She didn’t go to the teen choice awards.She did one magazine cover and a few talk show appearances. The young stars did most of the promotion. So it’s kind of silly to try to make it seem like the film under performed because they focused on Katie too much. It’s not a big a hit, but not a huge flop either. It will probably make its money back and perhaps make a small profit.

  • Carlota

    I don’t think anyone said it flopped because of her or certainly not her only.
    But she did do a good amount of press for it.
    However, it’s a Katie thread and this is where people discuss things she is a part of and her career.
    I don’t think anyone can honestly say this is not a bomb though. A movie that will probably make under 25Million domestic is pretty bad showing.

  • Missy

    Have you been reading the comments on this thread? Multiple posters stated that the marketing focused on Katie too much.