I’m not saying she’s too old for the award at 32, but does she really deserve it? The prize is intended to highlight actors with the potential for a long Hollywood career. Is that indicative of Kate Holmes? Since leaving the successful TV show “Dawson’s Creek” in 2003, Holmes is probably best known for being Tom Cruise’s wife and being fired from “The Dark Knight” and replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Speaking at the event, Holmes spoke about the kind of character she would like to play in the future.
She said: “Someone glamorous, a combination of Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. They’re very different but bring together in one character that ladylike feeling and that pain and also the strength. It’s something I’m interested in exploring.”
Holmes last played Jackie Kennedy in the glossy TV mini-series “The Kennedys.” Her next big screen role is in the horror flick “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark,” and debuts at Film4’s FrightFest in August.
Women in Film is a non-profit group established in 1973 to help women succeed in the entertainment industry. This year, Women in Film president Cathy Shulman dedicated the ceremony to Laura Ziskin, who recently died of breast cancer.
So is Katie Holmes your “Face of the Future”? Who would you have liked to see the accolade go to if not her?