Katie Holmes Interview About Broadway Play

Katie Holmes on Box Wine and "Unbelievable" Life Moments

Katie Holmes on Box Wine and "Unbelievable" Life Moments

Katie Holmes headed out of her NYC apartment yesterday and reported to her Broadway theater to put in an evening's work on the stage. She appeared in the latest showing of Dead Accounts, her play which opened in previews Monday. Katie's Broadway reviews are quite good so far. The production officially opens Nov. 29, and Katie's been doing press to chat up the project. Katie talked to The New York Times about pressures of the play and her real life, as well as what she has in common with her character, Lorna. Katie said:

  • On her character's drinking box wine: "I still think of myself as Midwestern . . . I mean, I've had box wine. It's good. And it's a lot easier to open."
  • On her family's guidance: "I have these moments where what's going on in my life is unbelievable, and you have to tell everyone to figure out how to respond. My siblings and I are always on the phone saying: 'Oh my God, what do you think? What does Mom think? What does Dad think?' And then you act accordingly."
  • On her Midwestern work ethic: "I'm like Lorna in that my values guide me in an instinctual way, like, 'That feels weird' or 'I better send a thank you.' Also, the Midwestern work ethic: you do what you do, and you don't talk about it. You don't say, 'Oh, I'm a doctor.' You won't have many friends if you do that. And when you're in the entertainment business where you're applauded for so many things . . . you can easily fall into thinking, 'Wow, I'm really something.' But I believe in putting your head down and doing the work."
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