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Katie Holmes Doesn't Blame Tom Cruise for Her Acting 'Dry Spell'

Katie Holmes Doesn't Blame Tom Cruise for Her Acting 'Dry Spell'

Katie Holmes relaxes on an armchair for the cover of DuJour magazine‘s Fall 2014 issue.

Here is what the 35-year-old The Giver actress had to share with the mag:

On her marriage not being the cause of her acting dry spell: “It’s the life of an actor. We don’t really have a lot of choice in the matter. You have dry spells, and then you have times when there is a lot of opportunity.”

On not letting fame go to her head: “Even early on, when I was a young actor and all of a sudden people knew who I was, my dad told me, ‘Don’t let that change how you live your life.’ I’ve always sort of approached it that way. You have to continue to do the things you want to do and not let outside forces dictate.”

On being a working mom: “I totally admire women who go back to work six weeks after giving birth but when she was little, I was not ready. I was a very nervous mother — like, sleeping next to her crib — and I was in that mode for a long time.”

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149 Responses to “Katie Holmes Doesn't Blame Tom Cruise for Her Acting 'Dry Spell'”

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  1. 1
    Pink Says:

    It’s not just Jared posters who say she can’t act. The DM article on the same thing pretty much makes that clear.

  2. 2
    gwen Says:

    ”’I was a very nervous mother — like, sleeping next to her crib — and I was in that mode for a long time.””’

    Yeah we know Katie what type of OVERINDULGENT mother you are. You JUST stop carrying Suri in your arms like an infant, and she is 8 years old.

  3. 3
    Melissa Says:

    No kidding.
    The girl might be walking on her own now so it’s not as obvious but I am sure she is still spoiled to the core.

  4. 4
    Missy Says:

    She looks gorgeous! I love how she just gets on with her life no matter how hard people try to bring her down. She doesn’t play the victim. She’s a total class act.

  5. 5
    bonita Says:

    That’s how I like to see her :)

  6. 6
    Cate Says:

    Let’s be real. She can’t act, her weird acting tics are not cute on a grown ass woman like they were back in Dawson’s Creek days and she has no charisma. If not for the relationship with Cruise she would have faded into oblivion and would be playing some wife role in a sitcom to a fat comedian long ago.

  7. 7
    Katie's Herpes Says:

    That is some serious photoshop.
    Google Katie Holmes Herpes for a dose of reality.

  8. 8
    free at last Says:

    What happened to the photoshop people? she looks old.

  9. 9
    sari Says:

    Her dry spell is due more to her acting range and the string of movies that haven’t made any money at all.

  10. 10
    Alaia Says:

    Her career was going pretty well until she met Tom Cruise. But it’s hard to say whether that was Cruise’s fault or hers, though. When Cruise was with Nicole Kidman, her career was going fine. They even starred in a film together.

    I think the problem was probably that she was so committed and dedicated to becoming Mrs. Cruise the housewife that her career stalled.

  11. 11
    Danelle Says:

    What acting dry spell? Days and Nights (Seagull) was made in the Spring of 2012. Dead Accounts ran from Nov 12 – Jan 13 on Broadway. Mania Days filmed in the Spring/Summer 2013 and Miss Meadows, her Oscar worthy performance according to Harvey Weinstein, was made in the Summer 2013. The Giver was in production from Oct 2013 until Feb 2014 and the Woman in Gold started filming these past May and lets not forget her failed TV show.

    Why would Katie blame Cruise for her non-existing “acting dry spell”.

    She hasn’t had an acting dry spell, unless she means non-commercially successful wide release film? – She can’t act.

    No range, no believability and no connection with audiences.

    This was a non-question; just an opportunity for her to throw out an excuse on why she hasn’t had any ‘breakout’ performances since her divorce or the academy attention that Nicole Kidman got for the roles immediately after (ex: Moulin Rouge during) her divorce.

  12. 12
    Bianca Says:

    Was she in any movies as a star besides Batman that was a hit?
    I don’t think it stalled because she worked a lot during that time but made really dumb choices.

  13. 13
    Sun Says:

    good actress never have dry spell. period.

  14. 14
    Bianca Says:


    I would bet you are right on her making the comment as an excuse. There is a real strong campaign for her with her and pr team now to get her out there again.
    None of it will work though if she doesn’t connect with the audience.

  15. 15
    Danelle Says:

    Also, she did 6 films, a broadway play, tv mini series and guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother. Her Tom years doesn’t sound like a dry spell either.

    Again, unless she means “commercial success”, that is a different story and question.

  16. 16
    Nathan Says:

    I love this photo-shoot. very sexy pictures of Katie.

    And Katie’s comment about how she’s gonna live her live the way she wants to and not let outside forces dictate. That’s awesome Katie is cool as hell.

  17. 17
    Nolan Says:

    she is talented, loved Pieces of April and.Go. enjoyed the interview, eloquent, down to earth and simply nice. stunning pics.

  18. 18
    Jess Says:

    Yeah, know what you mean Nathan, She is a real rebel living her life on her terms. You know the way she walks back and forth to starbucks and maybe go to a few shops here and there. She is really living life on the edge on her own terms. ROFL. She is a bore. A snooze. She takes acting work anyway she can get it these days.
    All these magazine quotes are always 100 percent straight up bullshi$.

  19. 19
    sara Says:

    @Nathan: Well Nathan, it is nice she has supportive fans like yourself.

  20. 20
    Buckeye Says:

    I could so see her in a movie of Christine (a novel by Stephen King). If you get a chance; you tube 2 Black Cadilacs by Carrie Underwood .

  21. 21
    annie Says:

    She’s great, love the photoshoot, because it’s not perfect, the poses are meant not to be perfect. She’s working and living her life how she wants, find her very real. Love what she said about being a nervous first time mother, can relate so badly to that comment.

  22. 22
    Caryn Says:

    She had a dry spell because she chose to stay home with Suri. Plus she can’t act vase The Giver and she is definitely the weakest actor in it. Even Swifts three minutes was better.

  23. 23
    annie Says:

    whatever you say Caryn or the other dozen or so names you use.

  24. 24
    Caryn Says:

    @annie: Annie whenever anyone disagrees with your view you accuse them of using a ton of other names. Go look at DM, DListed and other blogs where you have to register and you’ll see there are many expressing the same viewpoint. And believe it or not I don’t have time to create dozens of email addys and names just to state I think Katie is a piss poor actress. Which she is.

  25. 25
    Ashley Says:

    For some reason Katie cannot even look sexy in those positions. Toms other ex Nicole sure could. I a am happy Katie got out of that marriage when she did. Suri will thank her someday.

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