In a recent interview with WWD, Katie Holmes addresses her divorce, the fashion line that she’s really delving into, and her upcoming theater work—in general, a pretty decent interview. I love the coy Katie, and the Katie who, you know, actually asserts herself and shows a bit of personality off during interviews, and these excerpts are no exception.
Here’s Katie on her divorce:
“I have a lot of feelings about the press,” she said with a smile. “There are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate. I try to keep it all in perspective.”
On her fashion line, Holmes & Yang:
“Very simple, with very classic lines. We use a lot of silks and leathers and suedes. This year, we’re excited because we’ve incorporated a lot of new trims. It’s basically pieces that have evolved from basics, but not too far. They’re just nice, well-made luxury items that highlight the woman wearing them.” Price points start from about $700 and range to $3,000, she said. “We have a lot of casual, and gowns, some unique jackets.” Details include shirts lined in silk — “the silky part of the shirt is on your body all day. We try to make beautiful things, and we’re not so trend-driven. We try to do a touch of rock ‘n’ roll with our stuff, but keep it very classic.”
On theater acting:
It’s a medium I really enjoy.” She’s not bothered by having to perform every night. “I’m a schedule person. I like to have a routine. You’re also very in touch with your audience — they’re very much a part of the show, which is obviously something you don’t have in film. You get to know people in a different way. The matinee audience is obviously very different from the Saturday night audience. You learn about material — you really start to understand what works and what doesn’t. I think both film and stage are so challenging, but in different ways. With film, yeah, you have another take, but a lot of the time you’re losing the light, so you better nail it on that take. I haven’t found any part of acting to be easy.”
On signing on to be the new face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics:
“I think it’s amazing that Bobbi found a hole in the marketplace and said, ‘I’m going to do something about it. I’m going to create a line for real women who want to look pretty and have it be easy. This is my first foray into beauty products and the evolution of a look. You want the hair and makeup to support the woman, just like you want the clothes to support the woman. You don’t want to lose the woman. That’s how Jeanne and I design.”
And finally, on projects around the house with her daughter, Suri:
Holmes credits her Midwestern upbringing and crafts with her daughter for helping to keep her feet on the ground. “I spray-paint shoe racks, because, why not?” But she says with a laugh that said projects aren’t always successful: “I think, ‘Oh, I’m a great mom’ — and then it doesn’t really pan out the way I think it’s going to. But the intention’s there. My sister teaches art, and she gives me a lot of ideas.”
See? She’s starting to re-emerge from her shell, guys, and I think it’s pretty important that we pay some close attention to Katie, because I have a sneaking suspicion that she’s going to be everywhere over the next year. You mark my words; it’s gonna happen.