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Katie Holmes Opens Up About Jumping into Acting at 18

Katie Holmes Opens Up About Jumping into Acting at 18

Katie Holmes hides her hair under a beanie while making her way out of a hotel on Thursday afternoon (December 11) in New York City.

The 35-year-old actress recently opened up about her transition into the acting world at 18 years old when she booked Dawson’s Creek.

“I’m feeling very inspired,” Katie told the Los Angeles Times. “I’ve always loved acting, and I feel really good about it right now. It’s an interesting job to have because when you start at 18, you don’t have that much life experience.”

She continued, “You might think you’re ready for something, but you’re actually not. You’re dealing with 40-year-olds and being in an adult world when you’ve come straight out of dealing with prom issues.”

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  • Nathan

    Katie looks really cute with that hat on. :)

    Thanks for the pictures jared.

  • Apple

    What is she holding? Is this another one of her product jobs like Hallmark?
    she looks like a dork no matter how hard she tries.

  • Welly

    Hate this women. She hasn’t work forever. Her f kid is spoiled. What is she holding? She does look like a dumb ass with that hat on.

  • Apple

    LOL Welly,
    actually she has worked but you wouldn’t know it because they all go to the video bin straight away.
    Nothing that real people actually watch.

  • Caryn Carrington

    What an inane comment. Everyone who gets a job at 18 works with people older than them with lots more life experience. I was a copywriter and everyone I worked with was older than I was with more “life experience” yet it didn’t stop me from writing decent copy!

  • Bambi

    And I’m sure you’ve gotten better at your job since you were 18. She didn’t say that you can’t be decent at you’re job when you’re just starting out. She just said that having more life experience helps. Sheesh. I don’t get why people have to jump on everything she says.

  • olivia123

    She often seems very immature in her comments. Personally I think it relates back to her being the baby of the family and she has said how she was pampered and spoiled, then add that to going into acting at an early age and the bubble of celebrity. Maybe the term “emotionally stunted” is too strong but there is something there. She says things at 35 that an 18 year old going off to college would say.

  • olivia123

    Notice the way she is holding the product only at the bottom so you can see the label? On another site everyone agreed it was another product placement one off gig like the drugstore. Remember she held the tanning lotion the same way. If you were really walking fast down the street and just happen to be carrying something like that 1) you would grip it better as to not drop it and 2) stick it in that huge bag she is carrying. Anyone who thinks she doesn’t use Suri in the same “product placement” sort of way is in denial.

  • Danelle

    Isn’t she suppose to be the Olay Global Brand Ambassador?

    So is it Olay or Skin Medica’s TNS Essential Serum that works?

    #BestBeautiful campaign and a side job as Skin Medica’s product placement model – She probably doesn’t use either of them.

  • Sincerely Concerned

    :( Sometimes the baby never grows up. Hence Tom Cruise. Another Sagi BUT the oldest, Taylor Swift handles hater more ‘swiftly’. …still think that if she embraced this pouty, smirky, pigeon toed baby act and go dark and twisted, she would get an Oscar.

  • Ava

    Hence A Smile.

  • olivia123

    I realize this is a Katie thread but since we all know many of the same that read these threads follow Nicole and Tom and the kids issues, here is a post from Radar. When will people get it in their brain that just because they don’t see pictures of something it isn’t proof it doesn’t exist.
    Now we have Bella discussing her mother and they seem fine too. So there is no proof of anyone cutting off a relationship aside from tabloid rumor.

  • LighterNote

    Thanks for sharing! So glad to see Bella gets equipped with marketable skills and is employed, perhaps gainfully , who knows!
    Bella always has a special place in my heart! Speculating now that Tom spends so much time in London, maybe the father and daughter get together quite often!

  • Guest

    She has it had any hit movies out never will might as well give up and move back to Toledo she has for gotten where she came from might as well give it up and move back and work at a fast food place we have plenty of them in Toledo

  • spinclass312

    She needs a huge makeover. She come across as a slob – not judging, just saying that if she wants to have a glamorous image, she needs to do more. She needs a better foundation and to wear it all the time – whenever she’s going to be photographed. Her skin always looks colourless and drab.